I had the distinct joy of hearing some kids recite the first and second levels of the ASAPH Bible Academy verse memorization program in my final days in Pas-bwa-dom. They had been slow to get started. As my last week approached, I offered the kids a final chance to recite. One boy came and recited the verses very well. I gave him the red ASAPH ribbon and the book that'll help him learn the other levels. He showed it to others, and two days later other kids came and recited. Four ribbons awarded so far. The ASAPH Bible Acadamy program causes kids to come to me asking to recite Bible verses. That is not a bad way to spend my time. In those one-on-one times I can really see where kids are in their spiritual lives and nudge them forward.
Now I'm back in the USA...a country pushing itself away from God. It's palpable almost, the degree to which this culture is driving itself away from Jesus Christ. After months of being away from it, the 'campaign' is so blatant to me. Every message from media is: "You, you, you. It's all about YOU." A sad way to live life.