00:28: I’m here at my home in KwaZulu-Natal, and today I’m going to introduce you to KONOS and hopefully share something of the bigger picture and the vision of KONOS. I’d like to begin though with reading out of 1 Thessalonians 4:11. Says here, “Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody.” I hope that today we can share something of the vision and the lifestyle which KONOS has brought and the blessing of that. And one of the things that it has done for us is it’s caused us to focus on leading a quieter life, which has been a wonderful blessing. I hope that I can encourage you in that today.
01:25: Let me share with you how Oikos came to discover KONOS in the first instance. And now, I think I also need to explain that Oikos is the name of the ministry, it’s a family ministry, and the name Oikos is a Greek word which means the complete, whole family. And KONOS is the curriculum which Oikos carries. And the reason why Oikos is KONOS is that it supports a philosophy of the Oikos Family Ministries, and that is imparting and developing and training our children and the way that they should go so they will not depart from it; it being the word of God. And KONOS Character Curriculum is a curriculum which supports that and that the focus and the emphasis of all learning in the KONOS Curriculum is one of character and imparting Godly character to our children.