not a "Christian Science school" The Queens and Kings
School in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, operates on the principles
values found in Christian Science, and is run by Christian Scientists.
I thought you'd find this account interesting and inspiring.
ABOUT QUEENS AND KINGS SCHOOL
The school is based on Christian Science principles and we share Spiritual Qualities to be understood and expressed each month in our Character Education program.
We help the children to see we are all part of God’s family and there is that of God in each one of us.
BEGINNINGS - 2002
The Queens and Kings School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Christian education for all children between the ages of 3 and
10 Stella Chisa Elikor [photo: right], a member
of First Church of Christ, Scientist, Port Harcourt, Nigeria and
of The Mother Church in Boston, is the founder of EFL –
Education a Foundation for Life. This is what she says of her
mission. This is an arm of the outreach of God’s, Divine
Love’s, ministry. It is a Divine adventure.
is the builder of every house. Let God build EFL to His glory.
“God keepeth us from falling, fulfilleth all our need, His
Love doth e’er uphold us” (based on Hymn 189)
joy of the Lord is our strength. “It is the Lord who rises
with healing in his wings..... In holy contemplation we sweetly
then pursue The theme of God’s salvation, And find it ever
new..... I cannot but rejoice.” (Hymn 313)
is Stella’s prayer:
“Father, I thank you for this exalted hour, Blessed be Thy
Holy name. We adore You even as we worship You. Teach us how to
serve You in Spirit and in Truth and in sincerity of purpose.
That our lives will shine as a light unto others, who have not
known the Truth. This is our earnest desire. That all glory will
be ascribed to You, and You alone.”
views about "Education, a Foundation for Life" are as
EFL is to help to restore the lost glory of Education in my country,
will be done, by ensuring that the quality of education will be
motivated and controlled by the spiritual idea of Divine Love.
Again, that we must have qualified Teachers, who will have a zealousness
for the profession, and thereby give their very best, so as to
achieve our high objectives/goals.
EFL is to instil the reverence and appreciation for God, as the
omnipotence, omnipresence of Divine efficacious Love, the All
in All.This spiritual quality is very much lacking in our educational
system in Nigeria. This fact has brought about the high rate of
crime and cultism we see presently in the country.
know that it is established that the fear, reverence, and love
of the Lord is the beginning of true wisdom.
child that has been taught from ages 3 - 10, the qualities / attributes
of God and the blessings He bestows, will always strive to maintain
God’s rules and ordinances and share those blessings throughout
his/her life. My country's educational system is such that they
have never given much thought to these spiritual laws and qualities.
EFL is to let the children understand that "Intelligence
is of God, Divine Mind". And this Divine intelligence He
endows on all his loving creation in an understanding of the Divine
principle of the universe, Love. God and Man coexisting, as Spiritual
Principle and idea.
EFL will inculcate to the children the need for absolute Reliance
on God. We will teach them never to heed to any other false beliefs,
suggestions and obligations that are not from God, Divine Principle.
reliance on God, puts off all fear, strife, anxiety, hatred, malice,
in God, imbibes calmness, stillness, joy, love, light, trustworthiness,
and great expectations of growth, understanding and fruition.
Through EFL all the children will be taught to love their fellow
man/woman absolutely, thereby loving God. Their knowing that every
man/woman/child is the "image and likeness of our Father/Mother
God” will undoubtedly lead to the result of our Education
having the quality of excellence. We will reveal stable, loving,
caring, thoughtful, progressive, objective, positive children
willing to contribute, by their own lives and example, to a more
spiritually based society in Nigeria.
The Queens and Kings School started on 14 OCT 2002 and opperacted with 50 children and five teachers from temporary leased
land in a two roomed structure erected by themselves. The school
starts each morning with Daily devotion and closes with prayers.
The school uses the King James Bible supported by other Bible
translations to enable the children to understand better the spiritual
ideas taught in the Bible. The school also uses the Christian
Science hymnbook, but is non-denominational, welcoming children
from Moslem as well as Christian homes.
month under “Character Education” we focus on one
spiritual quality. This month the quality is humility. On Saturday
at our last Parents and Teachers meeting we worked with this Bible
text from I Peter 5:5-7 Likewise, younger ones, be subject to
older ones, and all being subject to one another. Put on humility.
For God resists proud ones, but He gives grace to the humble.
Therefore be humbled under the mighty hand of God, so that He
may exalt you in due time, casting all your anxiety onto Him,
for He cares for you. (Modern King James Bible)