UVF Receives Scholarship Gift
The University of Valley Forge (UVF) in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, recently received a generous donation for a scholarship fund from the Assemblies of God Spanish Eastern District . The district's donation established a scholarship in honor of the late Adolfo Carrión Sr.
"This gift will support scholarships for deserving students at the university for generations to come," said UVF Executive Vice President Dan Mortensen. He expressed gratitude for the leadership of Manuel Alvarez, Virginia Maldonado, and Noreen Burmudez for helping to make the $25,000 gift a reality.
The Adolfo Carrión Sr. Endowment Fund is named after one of the most influential, motivated, and committed leaders in the Fellowship, who died Sept. 5, 2014, at the age of 79. Carrión was a leader in the Spanish Eastern District for nearly 40 years. During his tenure, the Spanish Eastern District grew from 47 congregations in New York to more than 360 congregations in the eastern United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Carrión also served as Spanish Eastern District superintendent. He came up with the idea of Camp Mahanaim, a 120-acre campground in the Catskill Mountains of New York. The camp was home to the Spanish Eastern School of Theology, Carrión's vision of a bilingual Bible school in the Northeast. Although the school has moved to a different location, the camp still hosts summer camps for children and retreats for ministers.
In addition, Carrión organized the AG District of Puerto Rico and the Southeastern Spanish District of Florida, now the Florida Multicultural District . He also served as executive director of the AG Bible College of Puerto Rico ( Colegio Teológico del Caribe ) and executive director of Radiovisión Cristiana.
Mortensen believes the endowment will build a stronger connection between the Spanish Eastern District and UVF.
"In addition to this financial support, the Spanish Eastern District is strongly encouraging students to attend the university, as demonstrated by the increasing number of students who call the Spanish Eastern District home," Mortensen said.