BWC Presents Gift for Sports Complex

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The Baltimore-Washington Conference presented a gift of $300,000 and celebrated the groundbreaking for a new fitness center at Africa University with the students and staff on June 10. The gift is designated as seed money for the center, which will be part of the major sports complex that is to be built on the campus.

This $300,000 came from a love offering honoring Bishop Marcus Matthews as he prepares to retire after 42 years of ministry. Matthews is the interim chairperson of Africa University’s board of directors.

“Sometimes we receive not because we ask not,” Matthews said. “We asked God to support Africa University. God is answering our prayers.”

Furusa expressed deep gratitude to the Baltimore-Washington Conference for the love offering. He said the Sports Complex would most certainly enhance student life on campus.

Dr. Maggie Jackson, chairperson of the Buildings and Grounds Committee, noted that not only will the Sports Complex enhance the lives of students on campus, it will also create an opportunity to nurture sporting talents in many students and help them realize their dreams of establishing successful careers in sports.

Once complete, the fitness center is expected to provide a variety of sporting activities. The facility is expected to further increase Africa University’s competitiveness over other universities in the region and globally.

Adapted from an article by Rev. Maidstone Mulenga, directof of Connectional Ministries and Assistant to the Bishop in the Baltimore-Washington Conference.