Virginia Chase


Why REAL?  My life experiences have helped me to be more grateful and thankful for the way I was raised (to remember to do what I can to serve others).  After much prayer and planning, my desire to work in a Christian environment became a reality over 20 years ago when I joined REAL’s staff, initially to assist the co-founders with their travel and the daily operations of the ministry.  Today, I am thankful for the opportunity to utilize practical characteristics, such as serving others and being dependable.  Over the years, I’ve worked to enhance practical office skills and to apply biblical principles, such as treating others the way I want to be treated and being mindful and considerate of how others feel, in any environment of employment I found myself.  Since working with REAL, I’ve been impacted by the dedication and hard work of those who are determined to change circumstances within their power in order to achieve attainable goals in life, using Christ as a compass.

Hometown:  Jackson, Mississippi

Current Residence:  Jackson, Mississippi

1) Attending social and educational events 
2) Reading and responding to current events 
3) Listening to and singing along with Gospel music

Most Proud of: 
1) Personal relationship with Christ
2) The longevity of my marriage
3) Children/grandchildren

Quote:  A still small voice inside encourages me daily to stay on the narrow path for I only have a short time here.

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Reggie Weary, pictured at his father's grave


REAL Christian Foundation established the RDW Fund after REAL Co-Founders Dolphus and Rosie Weary’s son’s untimely death in 2004. As a part of their healing process, they prayerfully considered ways to bless other youth from rural Mississippi. The interest from this fund is used to provide partial scholarships to students in rural Mississippi who are connected to community-based Christian ministries REAL supports. Students can use these scholarships to cover costs associated with attending boarding high schools, colleges or universities, technical schools, and graduate seminaries. The scholarships usually range from $1,000 – $2,000 per student. The RDW Fund was designed to help rural Christian ministries develop leaders. The hope is these leaders would have a heart to come back, give back, or serve back in their communities. As of today, REAL has provided over 50 scholarships to students associated with the rural, community-based Christian ministries supported by REAL.