It's National Teacher Day! In fact, it's Teacher Appreciation Week. Remember when you didn't think about teachers much all day? Then public schools serving approximately 55 million children in America shut down overnight, leaving parents to oversee the academic progress of their children at home. And through the coronavirus pandemic, millions of families realized that teachers are not just convenient, but essential. "How most teachers are being viewed right now is right up there with health care workers," said Ruth Faden, a professor of biomedical ethics at Johns Hopkins University. "Now is the time to give the biggest possible shout-out to teachers." AMEN! Got a shout-out to share? A team from Indian Rocks Christian School joins us for a behind-the-scenes view.
Plus, we get an update from Michael Johnson, president of Slavic Gospel Association (SGA), a nearly 90-year-old ministry that partners with hundreds of missionaries and more than 6,000 evangelical churches across Russia and the former Soviet Union. Michael has said, "Right now, God is using COVID-19 to open hearts like nothing we've seen since the fall of the Iron Curtain. The pandemic is the most significant opportunity for the proclamation of Jesus Christ in modern-day history!"
Kurt Goff, co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, is a broadcasting veteran with a pastor's heart. He is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has more than 30 years of experience anchoring television news and hosting a variety of radio programs around the country. Upbeat and encouraging, Kurt has a passion for connecting people to God. He and his wife, Liz, have two sons.
Kate Bruington is the co-host of Kurt and Kate Mornings, Midday host, and can also be heard on Music for Sunday. Originally from East Hartford, Conn., Kate brings years of TV and radio experience to Moody Radio in Florida. She attended Boston Conservatory of Music and traveled the country singing before entering the broadcasting field. Kate's pastimes are reading and writing, and she currently spends much of her free time writing a novel. She has two daughters and two grandchildren.