Gospel artist, Jonathan McReynolds Elihu Nation, a nonprofit organization centered around the idea of exposing millennials between the ages of 15-35 to the “wisdom of God,” and part of the purpose of the organization’s initiatives include helping young people with college scholarships.
The Elihu Nation scholarship will award three qualifying students (Elihus) with $3,000 each once the application opens up on June 1. That is, college juniors, seniors and grad students nationwide with goals to become worship leaders, thinkers, pastors, preachers, artists and musicians.
Elihu was a young character in the Bible (Job 32) who represented leadership. He confirmed for McReynolds that “it is the Spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty that gives them understanding,” he says. “It is not only the old who are wise, not only the aged who understand what is right.”
McReynolds is not afraid to open up her heart and soul and honestly sing about the ebb and flow of living in Christ. “I feel like God knows who I am. He knows my strengths and weaknesses and he wanted me to do this. What humbles me is that I know this is what God wants to do in this season of my life,” Jonathan says. “I see how it’s affecting other people. I see how it affects youth. I see how it affects young black men like me. He’s giving me the opportunity to shine, to point people to Him.”