One of my husband’s fellow seminary students is from Ghana.  He has been a pastor for many years, but he is pursuing a seminary degree because he wants to establish a Bible school in his country.  However, what has struck me about the vision God has given to him relates to those he feels called to serve. 

In his own words, God doesn’t differentiate between rich and poor.  He calls them both.  And, as a result, he wants to make seminary education available to ALL those who are called to vocational ministry, rather than just those who are able to pay for it.  He actually wants to prioritize his poor brothers and sisters to insure they are fully equipped to live out their ministry calling.

Brothers, think of what you were when you were called.  Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth.  But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.  (I Corinthians 1:26-27)

The economy of the Kingdom is upside down and inside out, but it is completely straightforward to a humble man from Africa.