God Is Kicked Out of American Schools, Shows Up In Africa!

Invitations To Schools In Africa

The experience of being invited into schools in Africa contrasted with the godless schools of America. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD: and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.” (Psalm 33:12) “Brother Dave, when you Americans kicked God out of your schools in the 1960’s, He showed up in Africa!” These words from South African pastor Malvory Peffer continue to resonate in my ears since the day he spoke them to me long ago. Over the years, the LORD has allowed me to go on many mission trips to numerous countries. The first mission trip I ever went on in the early 1990’s was to the former Soviet Union. Before I even got off the plane, it didn’t take long for me to understand the repercussions of a country that decides to remove God from its moral fabric. What was the end result? Complete and total hopelessness! Very few people smiled; alcoholism was rampant, corruption was everywhere. My interpreter Max told me that the reason nobody ever smiled in the Soviet Union was because they’d been told for over 70 years that there was no God and they had no hope. He then said, “Dave, over here in the Soviet Union, the only time people laugh is when they’re drunk or they’re crazy. When Americans come over here, they’re always laughing; we know that they’re not drunk, so we just assume that all Americans are crazy.” In retrospect, America had better repent quickly as we are rapidly descending down the same path. Before America ever became a nation, its foundation was strong and the children’s education was strong. From the 1690’s to the early1900’s, the New England Primer was the primary textbook used. The children would learn the alphabet as such, “A-In Adams fall we sinned all. B-Heaven to find the Bible mind; C- Christ crucified for sinners died…” The philosophy was that if children could learn to read, they then would be able to read the Bible and thus become better citizens. Contrast that with today’s philosophy which is diametrically opposed to the Word of God. In the early 1960’s America took prayer out of school; in 1967 America decided to remove the 10 Commandments from its public schools and decided not to be governed anymore by God and His principles, and knowingly or unknowingly, embraced humanistic ideologies. The result has been complete and total havoc and erosion from the core principles that made America great and what she was founded upon. In used to be in America that the top problems in public schools were running in the halls, talking out of turn, and chewing gum in class. Now the major issues are teen pregnancy, drug abuse, murder, etc. When looking at the schools in America in relation to the schools in Africa, there is no comparison. Illegal in America, but legal in South Africa, we have open opportunities to share the Gospel in the public schools? Aren’t those closed to the Gospel? Not in Africa! Statistics reveal 85% of all people who get saved will do so before the age of 18. We are very aware of this fact. E.T.I. is fortunate to have almost carte-blanche access to share the Gospel with millions of kids! We understand that these kids are the future of Africa and that GOD has opened an incredible door of opportunity! Usually, we share the Gospel to the entire school. It’s not uncommon for us to share the Gospel at 3 schools in a day, with 900-1,200 kids at each school. If you do the math, that could be an average of 3,000 kids a day, 15,000 kids a week; 60,000 a month; 720,000 a year; that’s almost 3 million kids hearing the Gospel in just four years! What’s more, the students, the teachers, the principles are begging us to come. We must move quickly as these open-doors could close in the near future. One of the greatest sights and sounds is watching and hearing almost entire schools invite Christ into their lives! We have had so many kids come up to us afterwards and tell us “I feel so different!” These kids are very serious about their faith and the majority comes from homes where they have basically nothing. Please pray for us and consider joining us on our team! Jesus said, “Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me.” (Matthew 25:40)