[caption id="attachment_2338" align="alignright" width="300"]Dr. and Mrs. Karl K. Stegall Dr. and Mrs. Karl K. Stegall[/caption] A record number of 51 students from our Alabama-West Florida Conference enrolled in seminary this month at Asbury, Duke, Emory, Gammon, and Vanderbilt. These students represent a broad spectrum of churches, large and small, scattered all across central and south Alabama and northwest Florida---Auburn, Blountstown, Clanton, Dothan, Enterprise, Fort Walton Beach, Greensboro, Greenville, Gulf Breeze, Hartford, Lynn Haven, Mary Esther, Mobile, Montgomery, Niceville, Notasulga, Opp, Pensacola, Prattville, Panama City Beach, Shalimar, Robertsdale, and Skipperville. The Apostle Paul, in his beautiful letter to the Philippians, writes, "I thank my God every time I remember you...because of your PARTNERSHIP in the gospel." A partnership has been defined as "an arrangement where parties agree to cooperate to advance their mutual interests, the likelihood of each achieving their mission and enlarging their reach." Your partnership is not only making a huge difference in easing the financial strain of our seminary students, but it is also making a huge difference in the future leadership of your local church. I do not know of a greater investment that any of you can make today than in the life of one of these seminary students preparing for a lifetime of service to Jesus Christ! Karl K. Stegall