Anne Louise Pass of Prattville, Ala., is a second-year student at Duke Divinity School. When she first felt the call to attend seminary, she prayed about how she would pay for tuition and all of the other associated costs. Your generous gifts offered Anne Louise an assurance that this was indeed the plan God has for her life. “Receiving the Stegall Scholarship was one of the most direct affirmations that God was calling me to Duke,” she says. “It would not be possible for me to attend seminary without the Stegall Seminary Scholarship Foundation. I cannot overstate the importance of your support, and I cannot over-state my gratitude.” Anne Louise feels an extreme sense of gratitude to all donors who continue to make her seminary education a reality.

“As we enter into this season of Advent, celebrating the God who became man so that we might be reconciled, it is my prayer that the wonder of this miracle never ceases to give you abundant joy,” she says. “As I reflect on these past two years in partnership with you all, I am overwhelmed by God’s grace through your friendship. I want to personally and sincerely thank you for your love and support, and I wish you a heartfelt Merry Christmas!”