A ready harvest

"A ready harvest" Continued...

Issue: "School choice," Aug. 25, 2012

But Wright said Christians aren't off the hook, given how great the need is. "Can you send a single email and find the perfect way for you to get involved? Probably not. But if, for example, a bunch of Christian college guys came over from Vanderbilt and said, 'We really want to help with your football program,' our coach would say in a heartbeat, 'Please do!' Or if a group of Christians came to our school and said 'We'd like to help with afterschool tutoring,' I have a hard time believing any of our schools would turn them away."

Fuller said this type of high-commitment ministry not only changes the culture of inner cities but also leads to spiritual growth in churches. He said teaching pushes him to live out the Scripture in a "raw" way to the kids: "It's such a different feeling of dependence on God, and I just think not only are [Christians] needed in these places, but we are missing out by not being there."

Wright agreed: "I spent six months on a mission in India, and a summer living in an orphanage in Mexico. But I have never seen a harvest so ready as it is today with our kids."

Megan Basham
Megan Basham

Megan, a regular correspondent for WORLD News Group, is a writer and film critic living in Memphis, Tenn.. She is the author of Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All.


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