“Looking at our world today, I can’t think of a better time to be praying for our schools and a more strategic mission field.” Today Stacy is joined by David Schmus, Executive Director of Christian Educators and Olivia Williamson, Director of Claim Your Campus. Listen in as they inspire and encourage us from the perspectives of our educators and our students. You won’t want to miss their amazing testimonies of what our prayers are doing on school campuses across the nation and around the world.
ABOUT OUR GUESTS:
David Schmus is the Executive Director of Christian Educators Association International (ceai.org), which seeks to encourage, equip, and empower Christian educators to transform our public, charter, and private schools with God’s love and truth. Prior to his tenure at CEAI, he was a high school AP US History/Government teacher and a Christian Club adviser for 15 years, being repeatedly honored as Most Inspirational Teacher. He holds an M.A. in Biblical Studies and Theology from Biola University, and has taught Biblical Worldview and Introduction to Teaching classes at Biola as an adjunct professor. David has provided leadership for gatherings and weekend conferences around the nation during which thousands of Christian Educators have been equipped and inspired to walk out their faith legally in the mission field of our public schools. David and his wife Elizabeth have been married for 28 years, have 5 daughters, and are based in Orange County, California.
Olivia Williamson began working for Never the Same in 2019 as the Director of Mobilization for Claim Your Campus 2020. Her new role is Director of Campus Ministries (for Claim Your Campus and Enlightened Students). She founded Enlightened Students in 2014 and continues to equip student leaders to lead worship events for their schools across the country. Olivia is an engaging speaker, musician (Olivia Harmony), passionate worship leader, and writer. She has a heart for schools, the Church, and developing young leaders to rise up and take their place in the Kingdom.
SCRIPTURE: (NIV unless noted)
“When David and his men reached Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep. David’s two wives had been captured—Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel. David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God.” 1 Samuel 30:3-6
“When Jesus entered the synagogue leader’s house and saw the noisy crowd and people playing pipes, he said, “Go away. The girl is not dead but asleep.” But they laughed at him. After the crowd had been put outside, he went in and took the girl by the hand, and she got up. News of this spread through all that region. Matthew 9:23-26
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