Margaret Johnson Endowed Scholarship
Before joining the DIU staff in 2009, Margaret served in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for forty years through the IMB. While there, she acquired extensive experience through a variety of positions. After a year of language school in Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil, she worked for seven years as the secretary to the All-Brazil Treasurer. Then, for twenty-five years, she served as a theological education teacher at the Baptist Institute of Religious Education as well as at South Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary. During her last seven years, she coordinated classes in one of the more than one thousand hillside shantytowns in Rio de Janeiro, providing a variety of activities and Bible study.
Following this time overseas, she returned to her hometown of Arlington and wanted to remain involved in ministry. The Lord provided her the opportunity to volunteer at Dallas International University, where she now devotes her time to helping with documents for students preparing for cross-cultural work. Reflecting on what God has done in her life, Margaret is both grateful for and amazed by His goodness.
This endowed scholarship, established by Margaret's close friend, Sandra Rivers, will benefit students pursuing training in the fields of literacy and applied linguistics.