SAGU begins Jamie Norton Lund Scholarship
Southwestern Assemblies of God (SAGU) has begun a scholarship fund in honor of the late alumna Jamie Lund. The scholarship is for English major or minor students with an emphasis in TESOL and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Before SAGU can award a scholarship, the fund must raise $20,000.
Jamie Lund faithfully taught English to Chinese college students in Northern Asia. By the age of 13, she knew God was calling her into full-time ministry. Jamie graduated with honors from Lufkin High School in 1994.
While attending SAGU, God confirmed to her that His call would take her to China. She met her future husband, Daniel Lund, at SAGU.
Jamie graduated from SAGU in 1998 and then pursued further studies in linguistics from the University of Texas in Arlington while teaching English to incoming international students. She went to Northwest China as a single lady and missionary associate from 2000-2002.
Danny and Jamie were married in 2003, returning to Northern Asia shortly thereafter to study the language and then permanently reside in her original city. Jamie taught English in a small rural university while Danny opened a campus Internet café/coffee shop. They had a son, Caleb Daniel and an adopted daughter, Karen Vi. They remained in Texas during 2009 while Karen Vi underwent medical treatment for a rare blood disease.
Upon her clean bill of health, they returned to Northern Asia in June 2010. Jamie was diagnosed with breast cancer in April 2011 while in Northern Asia. She underwent surgery in Beijing, but she and her family had to return home to Texas for treatment at M.D. Anderson Hospital in Houston. Jamie passed away on November 17, 2012, at the age of 36.