Knowledge empowers. Yet today’s generation, and the public at large, are poorly educated as to their options when it comes to birth, birth control, abortion, and choosing whether or not to keep a baby. Quite often, hearing an unborn child’s heartbeat or understanding the stages of development in the womb makes all the difference–literally–between life and death. Tragically, the development of babies in the womb and the sacredness of life are rarely taught in public schools.
In Israel, children receive sex education in public schools starting in the sixth grade. That education primarily focuses on their own sexual development and fulfilling (or not) their own sexual desires. Israeli children are encouraged to experiment to determine their own sexual preferences. When they reach junior high, the schools introduce the children to alternative lifestyles via outside lecturers. As a conservative organization, A Future and a Hope has the unusual privilege of being asked by the public schools to present our unique information starting in the sixth grade and continuing through to university. We have had the privilege of freely and legally counseling young people regarding the choice for life and the benefits of abstinence before marriage, and how fulfilling a loving marriage of one man and one woman can be.
We have two full-time workers who travel throughout Israel giving lectures and workshops on all aspects of sex education. They also train other educational professionals with these materials for dissemination to their students. They have also been invited to speak at city-sponsored events and have been interviewed for Israeli and international radio programs. Interestingly, their seminars are in high demand by Messianic congregations throughout Israel.
When supporting our Educating the Public project, your gift supports our two workers, the printing of brochures, books, and other publications, as well as travel expenses to get to the various venues. Most of our printed materials are made available, for free, to attendees of their lectures/workshops.
For more information, you will enjoy reading our Workshops Update.