Greenville, S.C. (November 21, 2013) – In the University’s chapel service Nov. 21, Dr. Stephen Jones, president of Bob Jones University, awarded Kenneth Beaudoin, a senior Christian ministries major from Greenville, S.C., the Sower Award.
One of six President’s Club awards, the Sower Award is given to a student who has exhibited exceptional faithfulness to the Lord in the area of soul winning or who has had an unusual soul winning opportunity.
Beaudoin’s nomination stated, “Earlier this semester, Kenneth was challenged in his youth work class to get involved in the community in order to have opportunities to share the Gospel. Kenneth took up that challenge to invite high school students in his area to participate in a weekly workout regimen he designed and manages. These young men also recently attended a cookout and bonfire. Ken was able to share the Gospel with them clearly and openly. He continues to meet regularly with these young men and has had opportunities to begin building relationships with their parents. One parent recently asked what he was teaching these young men through this workout regimen, because their son had taken a significant turn for the better.”
Kenneth’s response to his professor’s challenge has opened up new avenues for the declaration of the Gospel. Instead of simply waiting for opportunities, he is creating them, believing that the fields are white unto harvest.
Students are nominated for President’s Club awards by faculty, staff and their peers, and a committee selects recipients from the nominations received. In addition to recognition in a President’s Club chapel, recipients have their photo displayed in the university Student Center and enjoy dinner with the president.