At the end of April 2021 we had the opportunity to present the CrossRoads Teachers Training to a group from the South African Police Force. The group consisted of 37 SAP members from different stations in the Freestate. They are appointed at schools to protect the children against risk activities.
This group arrived with a sense of “calling” on their lives. The female Brigadier, who opened our conference, clearly has a heart for young people. It seems that she regularly visits them in jail and her dream is to try to avoid them landing up there in the first place. For this reason she was searching for a program that can be deployed in schools. In her own initiative she opened the proceedings with prayer.
Since the historic life of Jesus is being held as rolemodel of a perfect character in the CrossRoads strategy, the Jesus Film is shown as part of the program. That is one of many touch points with the Gospel that is woven throughout the program.
The CrossRoads curriculum contains many “activities” to instill certain concepts into children. Volunteers from the audience present it to the group and it is always very entertaining. It is astounding to see how much boldness and talent suddenly appear from the audience.
The conference served as the practical component and final step in the five new CrossRoads trainers’ training. It was their inisiative – they organised everything and they presented all the lessons with the assistance of the local Bloemfontein CrossRoads team.
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