By: Suzanne Ostrander
Congratulations to Eric Lusk, this year’s Foxwerthe Consulting scholarship recipient! Eric is a student at Toccoa Falls College, a Christian-centered school in the Northeast mountains.
Eric has proven himself as an exemplary student, as he has managed to excel in both academics and athletics as a full-time student and baseball player at Toccoa Falls.
When asked what it means to be a scholar, servant, and a steward, Eric has referenced his ability to rely on his education, which has taught him that learning is “a lifetime concept”.
From Kindergarten through the twelfth grade, Eric has reaped the benefits of being exposed to an ongoing study of the Bible as part of his curriculum. As a young child, Eric watched his family teach Sunday School until he eventually started helping them teach a class of first grade students.
Eric has been blessed to be a blessing to others, as he has served on two different mission trips at Cumberland Christian Academy. In Denver, he worked throughout the homeless shelters to assist those living in poverty. Eric also served as a missionary in Barbados, where he “performed dramas and puppet shows to demonstrate the Gospel to children in schools”.
As a steward, Eric has credited all of the ways the Lord has entrusted him with his “time, talents, and treasures”. While Eric notes that he is still in the process of learning about his unique spiritual gifts, he has recognized that essentially all believers in Jesus Christ are instrumental in His ministry. Every believer, regardless of his or her age or ranking in the church, serves as a steward to the kingdom of Heaven. One of the most important lessons to us as followers of Christ is that our talents have nothing to do with us; it is God alone who has awarded us these gifts. I believe that Eric has done a marvelous job in using his resources to glorify God.
Congratulations to Eric in his academic, athletic, and missionary pursuits. As a follower of Christ, I am inspired by this young gentleman and know that we will hear great things from him. I would also like to recognize his family for raising an outstanding young man with such a bright future!
Congratulations again to the Lusk family and Merry Christmas to all of our readers out there!