Knowledge truly is liberating and a gift that everyone deserves to have more of. As Christians, we know that knowledge is best accompanied by wisdom and understanding. Proverbs 3:13-15 reminds us that “blessed is the man who finds wisdom, the man who gains understanding, for she is more profitable than silver and yields better returns than gold. She is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.” We care deeply about academic excellence and want to empower people to attain knowledge. But we are equally committed to “admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone perfect in Christ” (Colossians 1:28).
Our goal is to reach children; to provide them with a better, more Christ-centered education so that they grow to become wise, capable leaders. We acknowledge however, that in order to reach those children, we must work alongside the school proprietors and teachers who interface with them every day. That is why Edify, with the help of our partners, offers training to school proprietors and teachers to provide both the practical and spiritual tools needed to better reach children.
We may never be able to measure wisdom or understanding with numbers or formulas, but we will see change in people; in those we serve and in ourselves. As we walk alongside school proprietors, teachers and students, we pray that God will cultivate knowledge, understanding and wisdom in us and in those we serve.