What's in a Name?Written by Rev. Daniel Lindley Hatch
December 18, 2008
At my birth in 1941 my parents named me after my maternal great, great, grandfather, the Reverend Daniel Lindley. Reverend Lindley, along with his bride, Lucy, of just two weeks, was sent to
My parents had no idea that it was Henry Opukahai’a, a native Hawaiian, who was instrumental in the ABCFM sending its first missionaries to
My parents didn’t know and I didn’t know that a chance invitation of a friend to join him on a trip to South Africa would lead me to discover that, with the vision of Lucy Lindley, 140 years ago Reverend Daniel Lindley had established the Inanda Seminary, a school for Zulu girls, an active partner of Global Ministries of the UCC and DOC. My parents didn’t know, I didn’t know, but God knew! By the grace of God I will be present at the 140th Anniversary Celebration on March 7, 2009, as a descendant of Daniel Lindley, and a representative of the United Church of Christ!
In celebration of these graced events, I would like to present to Inanda Seminary a scholarship fund in honor of the ministry, vision, and mission of Lucy and Daniel Lindley and have worked with Global Ministries to set up the Lucy and Daniel Lindley Scholarship Fund in order to provide scholarship support for the girls and young women attending Inanda Seminary today.
I invite you to join with me in this effort. You can learn more about Inanda Seminary at www.globalministries.org and www.inanda.org . Donations to the Lucy and Daniel Lindley Scholarship Fund can be made by check to Wider Church Ministries, clearly indicating in the lower left corner “South Africa Inanda Lucy and Daniel Lindley Scholarship Fund.” Send your check to Global Ministries, Attn: Treasurer,
In Christ love and awe of God’s amazing grace,
The Rev. Daniel Lindley Hatch
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