In a seriously insecure world what powerful weapon can purchase security?
To this question many answers are possible. Many have spent a lot of money purchasing expensive weapons, and expensive training for their use. But the best answer I believe is “Equipping the upcoming generation with Love and forgiveness”. Even though TV and video games are not helping much in this at least here in Mali, we as schools are not neglecting the shaping power we have in those kids who are ultimately the leaders and deciders of the future. It is now that we can shape what tomorrow will be for our nation. I know people who I am sure will never do any terrorist attack in the future, - the kids we train in the Love of God.
As it is said, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” Proverbs 22:6. We therefore have the most efficient and sure weapon against terrorism- CHRISTIAN BIBLICAL EDUCATION. This is our mission, our job and it is all we long for at Grace School. As supporters you are partnering with us in this divine and clean war against the evil of terrorism.
We therefore, in addition to our prayers and teachings, have seriously warned our students’ parents to not purchase any gun toys for their kids. Nor take them to any meeting where there are possibilities of preaching radicalization words. We are grateful for the obedience of parents as we deeply to explain them all the impact those things can have on the kids.
As we are at that time of the year when we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ, the whole Grace School personnel and the students thank you for your partnership with us in shaping a better future for our nation and the world in extension through Christian education in Koro, Mali.
“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace.”