Christian students across the nation are sharing their faith on Thursday as part of the annual Bring Your Bible to School Day.
The student-led initiative is sponsored by Focus on the Family and has garnered support from multiple organizations, ministries and celebrities, such as Sadie Robertson Huff, singer Tauren Wells, Christian rock band Newsboys and Skillet front man John Cooper. Trail Life USA, a Christ-centered scouting organization for boys, also is promoting the event as a way for young boys to strengthen their relationship with Christ.
“Many young people are looking for ways to start a conversation about faith; they just aren’t sure how to begin,” said Trail Life CEO, Mark Hancock. “Bring Your Bible to School Day is a great opportunity to do that.”
Last year, Focus on the Family saw 514,609 students register for the event in more than 50,000 schools across the country. The goal for this year is that Christian students will continue to tell their classmates about the joy they can find in Jesus. The event spreads a message of love and hope to everyone, which is crucial in these times, Dr. Daniel Huerta, vice president of parenting stated.
“This is a time when our nation needs a message of hope, a message of unity, a message that brings love for your neighbor… encouraging and wanting to pray for another person instead of having divisive, argumentative words,” he said. ‘We have loving, encouraging words for other people. This is an opportunity for kids to live out their freedoms that they may not know about in the public school. You can pray there. You can bring your Bible. You can gather around and pray for one another, read the Bible together during the school day.”
Bring Your Bible to School Day is for all students, regardless of the type of school they attend. It’s celebrated from Kentucky to Alaska and from Kansas, Missouri and California to Maine and Florida.
“It’s for homeschoolers, kids in private school, to bring them together with one cause and that is to love the Lord their God with all their heart, soul and mind and also to love their neighbor and love those around them and to let them know, ‘Hey, I believe in God’s Word and this is something that is key in my life and I want to open up a conversation of hope with you,'” he said
–Alana Goforth | Metro Voice