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Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you your heart's desires. Commit your way to the LORD;
    trust in Him, and He will act. Psalm 37:4-5

Who are you?
My name is Brent and I am a 20 year old Christian from Boston, MA. I am an undergraduate student from Northeastern University (NEU). I am the oldest son of three boys and the first in my entire family's lineage to earn my high school diploma and attend college.

What do you want?
Your monetary donations (money). This past semester ended the my fourth at NEU. I am enrolled to earn an undergarduate bachelor of science degree. But, I can no longer attend nor finish because of lack of finances. I have made this webpage in an effort to raise as much money as possible to finish my undergraduate education, finance my graduate education and pay off all my debt.  

How did this happen?
As the first American born member of my West Indian family, I was raised to develop an excellent work ethic. I applied it to my studies in school at an early age and succeeded. In an effort to be given the best education possible, I was enrolled in the college preparatory program at the local high school.  Unfortuantely, by the time I graduated, I did not win much in scholarships.

Being the first to even earn a high school diploma, my family had no sort of "college savings" whatsoever.  Our survival has always been based on our faith of our relationship with God and hard work alone. Very young, my parents came to the US at seperate times with the only goal of acheiving the American Dream. When that failed, my father left us. So my mother raised my siblings and I and pushed me to attend college, predominately funded by private loans from Sallie Mae and prayer that it would be enough.  She refused to let her children fail acheiving the American Dream by not earning an undergraduate degree. I was accepted to NEU with financial aid from the state and a small scholarship from the school. Now, I have reached the $100,000 maximum loan limit for an undergraduate education after four semesters. (Estimated cost per year: $48,179; see why here.) I cannot afford to finish my undergraduate degree.

What are you doing about it?
I continously pray and meditate on relevent scripture like the ones at the top and bottom of this page. I am reaching out to every member church of the National  Association of Congregational Christian Churches (NACCC) in the hopes that each church will donate a minimum of $1000 as a congregation. I am hoping any individual, group or organization in the world, whether a Christian or not, that can donate will do so by the grace of God.  Besides that, I try to stay positive and hope my need will be fulfilled.

How much is enough?
Honestly, I need a minimum of $92,630.35 just to pay of my past four semesters. (See proof here. I scanned the latest bill and whited out any identifying information for privacy purposes.)  Also, in order for me to return this fall I need the minimum above ($48,179). I ask that you please donate as much as possible.

What do I (the donor) get out of this?
First and foremost, you will have my gratitude. Second, a postitive feeling of assurance that one young man's (Brent) education and future is guranteed to be better based on your contribution. Compared to where I'm from, one of the poorest cities in MA - I won't fall into what my best friend and peers are doing: dealing drugs, alcholism and gang-related violence. BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY: rewards from the Lord. As guaranteed below:

(23) Whatever you do, do it enthusiastically, as something done for the Lord and not for men, (24) knowing that you will receive the reward of an inheritance from the Lord—you serve the Lord Christ.
Colossians 3:23-24
(6) Remember this: the person who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and the person who sows generously will also reap generously. (7) Each person should do as he has decided in his heart—not out of regret or out of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7

How do I know this is not a scam?
I am hoping the bill is sufficient proof. Although I am young, I take my relationship with God and Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior, seriously. I was baptized and saved at 15 years old. If I am wrong for asking, I'm sure it will be brought up by Him on my Judgement Day.

What are you going to do with the money?
First, I will pay off that bill. Second, I will pay for each next semester as the donations come in. Third,  I will pay off my credit cards with the debt from buying books for the past four semesters. Fourth,  I will buy all my required textbooks and class materials for each semester that is paid for. Fifth, if I get enough, I will save it for post-undergraduate education and any expenses that may come along the way.

Ok, I believe in you. You deserve to finish your degree. Where do I donate?
Click here for the Donate page.