Why EDUCATION?


After two weeks working on the compound of a western relief organization, I came to understand that western education had been perceived as a surrogate for spiritual salvation. If we think about it, we should not be surprised when you think of how the doctrine of “health and wealth” permeate our culture, churches, and educational institutes which are held in high esteem as though they are temples. God’s people need to approach the need of humanity in a practical way. God will not allow suffering to go unnoticed and without meaning; we just need to keep first things first. It was 2011, we were under a tin roof propped up with tree branches and cleaning up after our first medical clinic which cared for hundreds. Heat radiated from the Sudanese ground like a panting dog. My brother said, “let us begin a school here and teach the children.” Having witnessed the toxicity that education brings when not coupled with knowledge of a savior, I resisted the idea. Education without the knowledge of a savior just makes clever devils.

The dry season had begun and our projects were in full swing. Soon I was to take leave for a few months to recoup and report in the United States, so I could then return. While I was gone, our evangelist, Peter, asked for me to bring English Bibles. My colleague was not discouraged and assembled a growing number of children. Upon my return, a school had already been birthed and I found myself playing catch-up to what Peter, through God’s power, had already begun. Peter confessed, ”I got the idea from the Cath-O’-licks. They get the children when they are really young, and so should we to tell them about the one high priest, Jesus." Gudele Church of Christ School has been in operation for 6 years; most of which have been years of under conflict when more than 80% of schools have closed the doors, yet, we remain operational and have grown into a school from Kindergarten to level 8 for over 900 at-risk children.

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Mercy Partners is a Christian charity providing aid in conflict zones. Making God's grace evident by creating service programs that foster immediate care, sustainable aid, education, and discipleship training of native evangelists to care for their local people as equal partners.

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• The Bible is the all-sufficient guide to becoming a friend of God and maintaining that friendship, both individually and corporately.


• The Death, Burial and Resurrection of God's only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, created the passage that all mankind can unite with their creator.

 

• It is only when we die to self and submit to being buried with Christ, (Rom 6:4) that we receive salvation and God's indwelling Holy Spirit.


• This burial is physical and spiritual at the same time, the physical immersion of the body led by the submitting of the human will. When we are immersed, we are saved from sin and enter a covenant, an agreement, as we continue to submit to God's Holy Spirit which guides us in all truth. Outside of this death, there is no entry or identity in Christ Jesus. 

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