My husband and I recently purchased a vacation bible school for our two sons in an area of the country where the Bible is the dominant source of religious literacy.
In fact, this is one of the few places where it is legal to preach the gospel to children.
My wife, who is a registered Bible teacher, has taught a class in this area and found that her classes have generated a number of new members for the Bible Church.
So far, the students are a diverse group of children who have come to me to learn about Jesus and the Bible.
This is a welcome and exciting development for a family that, prior to the holiday season, has been dealing with the effects of the Ebola pandemic and the devastation wrought by Hurricane Harvey.
However, as a teacher, I must admit that the classroom atmosphere has been a little more difficult than expected.
There has been one incident, and the teacher has been removed.
The class is scheduled for December 8.
I am hoping to find a teaching position in this new area of Bible school.
However it is not easy to find new students who have the same interest in God’s Word as I do.
There is so much of it in our Bible and so little in our world.
In many ways, the Bible has been my life since I was a little boy, and I have felt that my family’s faith and family values had been shaped by it.
I do not want to take that for granted.
My concern is that we are not adequately prepared for our children to learn and grow in this way.
It is a very challenging issue for any teacher, especially one who is not fully trained.
It does not make sense for me to be in the position of teaching the children of this area of Texas and to have to worry about the classroom environment or the safety of the children.
The problem of how to teach the Bible to children is not something I am comfortable talking about, let alone dealing with.
I hope that the teachers of this new school have the opportunity to learn from my experience and learn from their own experiences.
The only way I can find new members is through my teaching.
I think the first thing that they need to understand is that if they want to learn, they have to have a faith.
This means that they have faith in God and Jesus Christ.
There are many Christian denominations and denominations of Christianity that believe that faith is a requirement for salvation.
It also means that faith in Jesus Christ is an essential ingredient for salvation, so it is vital that you do not lose faith in any other religion.
We must keep faith in the faith that is within us.
We need to know that Jesus is the Son of God, that He died on the cross, and that He rose from the dead.
And, most importantly, we need to believe that we will be judged according to our works, and not according to what we believe.
I can tell you that I have been in contact with several teachers who have lost faith in their faith and are looking for a new source of spiritual support.
If I am not a Christian, I am a teacher and I am trying to help them to find that source of support.
It may be a little difficult, but I think it is worth it to try.
The fact that I am raising a family in this environment is the biggest challenge for me and my family.
I have a family, and we have a home, and a life.
It will be a challenging and emotional experience for the children, but it is also a great opportunity to share our faith and values with them.
My hope is that they will learn that we do not judge others based on our faith, that we treat each other with respect, and to treat one another with dignity.
I want to be there to teach my students, not to teach them.
I will be sharing my story of how I became a Bible teacher in this country.
I cannot do it alone.
I thank my Heavenly Father for helping me get this far and for giving me this opportunity.
Thank you for being here and praying for me.
Posted by Ed and Laura Smith, Certified Bible Teachers in Texas, on December 10, 2018 at 10:19:59