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As our second and longest-serving President, Carlton Spencer oversaw growth in both the school’s facilities and its worldwide impact. The purpose of this fund in his memory is to make capital improvements to the Lima, NY campus that Carlton led Elim to purchase in 1951. Many times he described the faith it took to believe God for the mortgage payment each month. Stories are told of Bro. Spencer going into a chapel not knowing where the mortgage would come from that week and then leading the students to praise God for His supply of the payment. The Lord never failed him.
Since the creation of the Carlton Spencer Memorial Campus Restoration Fund in 2012, generous gifts to it have already made a big difference on campus. The dorm Watson Hall had been closed for several years, but we needed it again due to increased enrollment. We were able to completely renovate it and open it to house 50 female students. Other improvements so far include some replaced roofs, plumbing and air conditioning repairs, landscaping, and painting.
Today, we are still standing in faith for God’s provision for the Elim campus. Two more buildings need to be restored and repaired—College Hall, the trademark building of the campus, and Spencer Hall, which housed the administration of the school and many dorm rooms, are both closed. Other buildings need new roofs, windows, furnaces, gutters, and other improvements.
Would you consider making a gift in memory of this great man of God to keep alive the campus that he expressed so much faith to get for us? If you have any questions about supporting and giving to Elim, please don’t hesitate to contact our Accounting Department at 585.582.8314.
While Elim works hard to keep the cost of tuition and room & board as low as possible, we do not want finances to keep any student from fulfilling his or her calling. Therefore, many of the students who attend Elim receive some kind of financial aid package. Some scholarships provide assistance based solely on need, while others are given to students who fit specific criteria. Our scholarship fund was created to help these students move forward in their pursuit of training for ministry.
Students from all around the globe hear God’s voice calling them to be trained for ministry at Elim, but often these internationals lack the financial resources needed to successfully do so. Donations to the International Student Scholarship Fund enables us to provide scholarships and campus-employment opportunities for these needy students and further expand Elim’s mission of preparing Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered servant leaders for global revival.