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Posted in the January 2023 Newsletter

As another year comes to a close- there's a desire to reflect and look back at the year. What came to mind for 2022 was our growing impact and positive movement we had at Wesley College. Every year brings about change- some unexpected and some needed---but all changes bring about movement and the need to pivot.

Everyone experiences changes that lead to shifts in their lives--physically, mentally, emotionally, and relationally. What have you experienced in your life that has caused you to pivot and shift? Where did those movements take you in your relationship with others, your walk with Christ, and your everyday life? Just like you, Wesley College has shifted in 2022 and you were a part of that positive movement! I want to share some of this growth we experienced and thank YOU for joining us in these changes and pivots.

We experienced transitions in leadership and welcomed a new Principal, Archives Mugisha, in July! We are so thankful for the guidance, knowledge, and respect for students that Mugisha has brought to Wesley College. This movementforward came with sadness for past leadership--while also much excitement and joy for the good that is to come, thanks to Mugisha.

Wesley College also had much movement forward with our enrollment! Wow! We had 222 students enrolled in 2022! That is an increase of 54% from 2021! Think of all of the greater good this will do to have that many more students in their communities being servant leaders.

This student growth exsisted thanks to the movement in giving from YOU! Without your donations- we wouldn't have been able to meet the educational needs for this growing number of students! We had 106 scholarships given in 2022!

And our graduates! We have the joy to see the movement our graduates make in their communities after leaving Wesley College. In 2022- we had 83 graduates Wow! What a tremendous example of faithfulness and hard work for these students. It's truly amazing to see their hard work culminate with graduation and the joining of efforts from faculty as well as support from donors.

As we welcome the new year, please join me in giving thanks for how so many people have come together to make Wesley College possible. As we enter this new year, I pray for blessings on each of you, your families, our country, and the world. May we see even more movement forward and joy in 2023!


Eric Soard

Executive Director, Wesley College Foundation


Accessibility is one of the four pillars of Wesley College Foundation. Students cannot
experience the transformative education of Wesley College without generous supporters,
interested in seeing lives changed. Gilbert was one of our featured students in 2023. He
shared how he wasn’t even able to finish high school because of his family’s financial situation and was forced into an endless string of low wage jobs just to support himself. The day he found out his studies would be supported through a scholarship he dropped everything else--recognizing this once in a life time opportunity.


Wesley College Foundation is growing. Brady Banks came on as the Director of Foundation Development; Dr. John Wayne Smith joined us as a new board member from Northwest Arkansas, and most importantly you all contributed more than ever before---making it possible to increase support to Wesley College and students in Tanzania. Gilbert is about to finish a second diploma in community development, has a small business that supports his family, and just started as the new pastor of Kalaluma United Methodist Church. He is a great example of how opportunity creates more opportunity and Wesley College Foundation is On the Move towards forming even more servant leaders for the church and community because of your support and work.

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