I read with much interest all of the comments regarding the Mapp/Liburd Ad, and while I understand everyone's views, and even concur with the observations and the itemized list of needs that will help our young people, I must offer a very important ingredient that can "turn around" our Territory and eradicate the "plague" from our communities, if only, we are willing to include this as a main staple.
Let me draw your attention to one of my favorite Bible scriptures found in the book of 2 Chronicles 7:14. "If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."
People, let us really get to the root causes of our dilemma. We just cannot continue to treat the symptoms. It's not working. Let us make God the main ingredient in our lives (at home and at school) and when we add all the excellent schools, the athletics, music, art, water sports, etc. etc., our young people's lives will improve. Parents, it's that time. We need to be parents to our children and take control of our households. The schools can't do it all for us. We must take responsibility, and with each of us doing our part, no one should have to relocate just to complete a high school education.
In our feeble human state, we are no match for the devil, but with God on our side we are all conquerors. May we take His promises seriously.
Merilyn C. Jackson
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