On the 10th of June took place the most important conference of project allocations of the MWI, because it is only then when decisions concerning new and prolonging applications are made. Only exceptionally decisions concerning scholarships are taken at the other three conferences throughout the year.
This year we had a remarkable high number with 97 applications. The number of those which reached us from Africa was with 57 nearly the same compared to the year before. 34 applications reached us from Asia.
38 of the 60 scholarship applications could be accorded, 25 for Africans, 13 for Asiatic students. 27 of them were new candidates, the other were prolongations of the scholarship. 20 of the new ones came from Africa.
Seven of the new scholarship holders will be studying in Africa, one in Asia, the others in Europe. It is very pleasant that six of the new scholarship holders will study in Germany, nine in Rome, one in Belgium and three in France.
"I celebrated my golden jubilee of my priesterhood with a three-day pilgrimage by foot with my former parish and with a High Mass. I look back with gratitude, praying for the MWI scholarship holders and their way with their communities. In favor of a donation for thescholarship holders I dispensed with gifts in order to express my spiritual and material solidarity with still emerging church in the south."
Pastor Günther Ludwig