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Building bridges

Scholarship program provides a way for ethnic students to follow God's call

Rhonda Pruitt first heard God's call when she was a high school teenager on the West Side of Chicago. And she rejected it.

As far as she could tell, a pastor's life was one of continuous, joyless hassle. Despite the still, small voice that kept speaking to her, Pruitt wanted no part of that life. The clubs and streets held much more allure.

After a year at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minn., Pruitt was still uncertain about her future. She decided to work rather than return to school while determining what to do.




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