Helping a Seminary Student: Noah Roberts

Hello! My name is Noah D. Roberts, and I am a seminary student at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, MS. I am pursuing a Master of Divinity degree to prepare me for full-time ministry either here in the U.S. or abroad, and I am about 3/4 of the way through. God has taught me so much!
My wife, Julie, and I have 2 children: Magdalena Grace whom God used to change many lives around the world even though she was with us for a short time, and Walter Douglas who was born 28 September 2009. He is an amazingly cute, funny little guy and a huge blessing to us.
In 2006, Julie and I moved to Mississippi from Merida, Mexico where we had been missionaries for several years (where we met and where I met Matt Fowler!). Our return to the U.S. has certainly been eventful, but God has been faithful throughout.

Coming off of the mission field, we knew that finances would be a struggle as we adjusted to life in the States. Julie and I both have worked full-time as we have become parents and pursued graduate degrees (Julie has a Master of Arts of Teaching Foreign Languages). This school year, God provided Julie with an online Spanish teaching position for two community colleges which has allowed her to stay home more to raise Walt, which is an enormous answer to prayer! Along with an internship, driving a school bus and my studies, I have recently begun preaching regularly at small area churches which has provided some additional but small income. Even with our various jobs, we have had to trust God more fully to provide for us so that I may be able to continue my seminary studies.

The seminary has graciously awarded me a 50% scholarship for tuition so that the average cost of a semester for us is about $2400, plus about $800 per month for housing. With some money still owed from last semester, we need to raise most or all of $6000 before the Spring semester begins on 2 February 2011.

We would be honored to have you partner with us if you feel God is leading you to support us through this amazing journey of following God’s will!

Thank you and may God bless you richly and satisfy you most deeply!

Noah D. Roberts