Theological education is of crucial importance, yet it is much neglected. From time to time, therefore, under my ministr(ies), the Church has voted to to support Bible college students from its missions budget. One year, we supported five students (not for the whole year, but with modest sums). All five sent us personal profiles, and it was the profiles that really encouraged us to support them. For example: "My long term goal is to obtain the necessary training that will enable me to meaningfully contribute to the development and training of untrained leaders," and "I wish to work in children's ministry within the church in South Africa." OBSERVATION: This being Africa, the personal profiles were very interesting, speaking of war, persecution, and tribal custom, among other things.