This morning, I was deeply touched by the Scripture, “He has made everything beautiful in His time” (Ecclesiastes ). How appropriate for the ministry the Lord has put into our hands. It has been said by global teaching experts that secondary education is the key to breaking the cycle of acute poverty in developing countries. But we acknowledge that it is Christian education that will bring positive changes to Africa and beyond. An African educator, and good friend of mine, Dr. Stephen Talitwala, has said repeatedly, “You can take a thief and educate him… but what is the result? A smarter thief.”
Why? Because we understand that it is Godly principles and Christ-centered leaders that ultimately impact their communities. Your ongoing partnership is important as this has been our commitment and it is long term, no doubt. However, today we can see the fruit of our labors through our KDS graduates, many who have earned college degrees. Others have gone on to start their own businesses but all are significantly influencing the world around them.
In 2013, we will welcome another nursery class into our program. These precious little ones will learn from a very young age that education is a gift. What they become is their gift to God (based on a quote by Eleanor Powell).
Indeed, we are committed to providing a wholistic Christian education to the children of Kinyago-Dandora. Together, with God’s help, we are making a difference. And God has promised to make everything beautiful in His time.
May God richly bless you in the New Year as you have richly blessed this ministry.
For His Precious Little Ones,