Every day brought 120+ to our doors. They were a mixture of government school teachers, church and community leaders. The churches helped provide vans to go throughout the communities and bring the participants to the meetings. They were also eager to talk and discuss issues.
We made a number of trips into Ecuador, Honduras and Guatemala in 2017. Some were trips to train teachers to lead the teachers movement, and others were to conduct the actual conferences in those countries.
Two hundred teachers attended the two conferences in Bishkek. A central theme in our plenary sessions is sharing how worldviews are formed and how our view of the world affects decision-making.
In Lebanon, one percent of the population is considered Evangelical Christian, so most of the teachers were Muslim, and a number of them claimed to be atheists in their belief system. As we shared how values and beliefs shape our responses to life, many said it was the first time they had ever made the connection to behavior and life’s purpose.