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Bronze Bust of Rev.

Bronze Bust of Rev. Schaeffer by Larry Bechtel 21 Schaeffer’s letters and journals provided some of the details of hatred and other difficulties he encountered while visiting, ministering, teaching, and constructing buildings, not just in Christiansburg, but in other parts of Virginia. Through it all, he made the CHOICE to continue the pursuit of his life-work. Nearly everything that Schaeffer took on involved some form of local community ENGAGEMENT and visiting other parts of the region. Because of his pursuits, the school and church buildings on Zion’s Hill served as training grounds for many African Americans. They prepared students and disciples to create a new PLACE of learning or worship in their communities. Schaeffer was integral in the founding of the Christiansburg Industrial Institute. If there is one word that could be used to describe how Schaeffer went about bringing c0mmunities closer together, it’s INTENTIONAL. THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 26

TEN WAYS TO BE INTENTIONAL IN OUR COMMUNITIES INITIATE to cause or facilitate the beginning of; set going IMPLEMENT carry out or accomplish INFLUENCE to have an effect on the condition or development of INCREASE to become progressively greater (as in size, number, or intensity) INTENSIFY to strengthen IMPROVISE to make or invent out of what is conveniently on hand INVITE to request the presence or participation of IMPART to communicate the knowledge of INVEST to commit (money) in order to earn a financial return INTEGRATE to unite with something else BE INTIONAL THE TIGER & THE TORCH Page | 27