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Alumni Spotlight: Sharon Cunningham Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:00:20 +0000 Sharon A. Cunningham, LCC ’68, Manager of Kulpahar Christian School in Kulpahar, India

Sharon CunninghamKulpahar Kids’ Home & Christian School is the oldest mission of our brotherhood still in operation. Our parent name is The Kulpahar Church of Christ Mission. Dolly Chitwood and Leah Moshier went to India in 1946. The first “orphan baby” was brought to them in 1947, and Kulpahar Kids’ Home began! We stopped taking orphan children in 1989 due to challenges with the government requiring orphanages to be licensed.

Dolly started the school in 1948. I went to India in 1993 and in 2001 was appointed manager of the Christian School. Our school enrollment last year was 394, with classes K through 12. We are affiliated with the Central Board of Secondary Education. This Government Board is one of the most respected Boards in India, and it is actually an International Board as well. All schools are required to have government testing at the 10th and 12th grade levels and we are very proud of our scholastic record. For the last four to five years, 100% of our 10th and 12th grade students have passed! We are in a very poor, rural village area, with the majority of our students being Hindu. We also have around 11% Muslim students. Our Christian students are in the middle percentage. Two years ago, after a lot of government paperwork, we were recognized at the National Government level as a Minority School. This protects us in many ways so we can keep our Christian teaching and influence.

Sharon CunninghamMy main job is being the liaison between the Society (Indian Board of Trustees) and the school.  Other areas of responsibilities are figuring the salaries, making sure we are following all rules in the government retirement scheme, making sure all of the physical aspects of the school meet the government standards, as well as the high standard we as Christians want to adhere to for cleanliness, and giving the best education possible to all of our students. We are a charity institution so around 26% of our student body pays part or no school fees. We have around 91 students from very poor Christian families. They are sponsored by churches and individuals in the U.S. One of my fun responsibilities is planning and choreographing our March Pass in December. We have around 175-200 students with sticks, pom-poms, flags, and batons marching and moving into different positions around the field to open and close our Sports Days!

I hope to return to Kulpahar at the end of May, but while in the U.S. my phone number is 602-574-8956. You may also contact me via email at

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LCU Presents “Godspell Reimagined” Thu, 08 Feb 2018 15:48:06 +0000 March 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

All performances will be held in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel auditorium.

Tickets are available by calling 217-732-3168.

Adults: $10.00    Students (through college): $5.00

Group Rates Available

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2018 Christian Women’s Conference Mon, 05 Feb 2018 18:29:41 +0000 “Joy in the Journey”

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Come enjoy the messages of two extraordinary women of faith. Mandy Harvey is an award-winning singer, songwriter and sought after motivational speaker. She was among the top finalists in America’s Got Talent this past fall, and her first book, Sensing the Rhythm, was released in September. Gwen Smith is a worship leader, recording artist, songwriter, and speaker for national women’s conferences and events.  She is the cofounder of Girlfriends in God, a nondenominational conference ministry, and author of four books, the latest one entitled, I Want It All.

Registration is $35 per person by April 18 and $40 after that date. Ladies may register online at Lunch is included with the registration fee. Registration for ladies not preregistered will begin at 8:30 am, and the first session will begin at 9:15 am in the Earl C Hargrove Chapel auditorium.

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Alumni Spotlight: Joshua Adsit Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:00:55 +0000 Meet Joshua Adsit, a current LCU student working on his M.Div. in Preaching, and Mark Papp. Here is their story.

We would love to hear from you, contact us at:

“Restoration House Ministries is excited to be partnering with Josh Adsit and Movement Christian Church in Merrimack, NH to continue our mission together to transform the spiritual landscape of New England.  More than just the incredible growth they experienced in their first year, the stories of individual life change have been an inspiration throughout the region.”  -Eric Lee, Executive Director, Restoration House Ministries

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Adam P. Szumorek, LCS ’02 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:29:16 +0000 Adam P. Szumorek, LCS ’02, recently published a book called Seeing the Unseen.

The book deals with cognitive linguistics, metaphor, and preaching from the OT (in Polish). Adam is currently with Proem Ministries in Poland. He writes and develops curriculum for local churches across Poland and is involved in teaching and investing in young leaders and preachers by being a part of the leadership team of a Polish Homiletics Academy. Adam is currently completing a doctorate at Spurgeons College (University of Chester). Adam’s friend, John Crozier, LCC ’95, LCU ’12, says of Adam, “He is an example of “doing it right” in a European context. I’m proud to call him my friend and partner in Poland.”

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Gary D. Carpenter, LCS ’78 Fri, 26 Jan 2018 14:27:55 +0000 Gary D. Carpenter, LCS ’78, retired in October 2017, after 44 years in full time preaching ministry, with the last 35 years in the Judson Road Christian Church, Kokomo, IN.

After graduating from LCS with his M.Div. in Doctrine and Philosophy, Gary received his D.Min. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1983. He has served as an adjunct professor of religion and philosophy at Indiana Wesleyan University since 1996. Gary hopes to stay active in kingdom work through fill-in or interim preaching and teaching, writing, and service oriented ministry. He and his wife Linda continue to live in Kokomo and serve as members of the Judson Road Church.

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James “Jim” R. Haenig, LBI ’56–’71 Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:59:07 +0000 James “Jim” R. Haenig, attended LBI ’56–’71, passed away on January 23, 2018 in Springfield, MO.

James was a preacher of the Gospel, something he found great joy in, preaching in seven churches in Illinois and Missouri over the course of 60 years, the most recent being Westside Christian in Republic, MO. Jim loved spending time with his wife of 58 years, Marilyn, as well as making memories with family and friends. He enjoyed fishing, nature, taking off in the car to see where a road would end up, and teasing people. He will be missed by everyone that knew and loved him. He is survived by his wife, two children and their spouses, three grandchildren, a sister, and several nieces and nephews

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Timothy J. Vollstedt, LCC ’75 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 05:59:53 +0000 Timothy J. Vollstedt, LCC ’75, went home to be with the Lord on January 22, 2018.

Tim held ministries in Illinois, Alabama, and Florida. He was a US Navy veteran, serving honorably from 1985 – 1990. A memorial service was held January 28, 2018 at Zephyr Christian Church in Zephyrhills, FL., where he had been preaching since 2013. Tim is survived by his wife, Linda, his son, a grandson, as well as three brothers, a sister, and several nieces and nephews.

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Donald “Don” E. Reed, LCS ’55–’63 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:59:32 +0000 Donald “Don” E. Reed, attended LCS ’55–’63, went home to the Lord on January 15, 2018, surrounded by family.

His received his college education at Dakota Bible College, LCS, and Illinois State University. Don was a pastor in Illinois, Iowa, and South Dakota. He also taught Economics in Rock Island, IL for 14 years and retired from Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric. He and his wife, Norma, moved to Joplin, MO in 1999, where they began to volunteer at ARM Prison Outreach, White Fields, and Spring River Christian Village. They appreciated volunteering on roughly 20 adventure trips with World Mission Builders in the US and Mexico, and in building chapels in prisons in Oklahoma. Don was an active member of Villa Heights Christian Church in Joplin. He is survived by his wife, two children, seven grandchildren, and three siblings.

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