|John and Suzanne Hunter joined Youth With A Mission in 1972 shortly
after their conversion to Christianity.
|They helped start the Christian Heritage School (CHS) in Solvang,
CA in 1978. This was where they first learned about the Principle
Approach (see Programs link). Their move to Tyler, TX in 1980 moved
the school as well. Teacher training began at this location, rather
informally, with monthly classes for students' parents. Shortly thereafter,
they were at YWAM Virginia where they started the School of the Rock.
John was the principal for three years in addition to teaching junior
and senior high. Suzanne ran the preschool and kindergarten. With
his first students, John tried to implement the Principle Approach.
In 1987, the Hunters moved to Dayspring, the location of
since 1983. They helped with the Teacher
Training School, now called Teachers for the Nations. The next ten
years were crucial for developing their vision and bringing Teachers
for Africa to where it's at today. It was a time for prayer and planning
which resulted in a recruiting trip to South Africa.