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Vernon Brewer, first graduate, encourages outreach — to the ends of the earth

February 20, 2013  |  By Bethany Pico/Liberty University News Service

Liberty University’s biannual Global Focus Week continued in Wednesday’s Convocation with Vernon Brewer, Liberty’s first graduate and founder of World Help. He challenged students to become actively involved in reaching the world for Christ, reminding them, “the Great Commission is not an impossible mission.”

Brewer, a regular speaker in Convocation, earned his Bachelor of Science from Liberty in 1973. He served as Liberty’s dean of students and the vice president of Student Development before founding World Help in 1991.

“I think it’s a testament to what this university is all about that our first graduate has started a humanitarian relief organization that gives away tens of millions of dollars’ worth of aid every year to people in need,” Chancellor Jerry Falwell, Jr. said, introducing Brewer to students.

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