4/14 WINDOW MOVEMENT ALL OVER THE WORLD IS HAPPENING NOW

It had been quite an amazing journey for this 4/14 Window Movement. In 2008, several of us might still remember when Dr. Luis Bush challenged the church to reach the world’s largest “unreached people group,” who are hidden in every nation of the 10/40 Window.  They are the “4/14 Window”, young people (roughly 4 years old to 14 years old but spanning all the way into young adulthood).

Since then powerful, dynamic, positive, and exponential responses are coming from all over the world. Churches, NGOs, and individual ministries are putting efforts and prioritize these young people. Today, the 4/14 Window Movement has become a movement with 100s of regional events spontaneously emerging all over the world.

As we are collecting stories from all over the world these past few weeks, we are motivated, strengthened, and amazed how great God is working all over the world through committed people to touch thousands of these 4/14 Window children and teenagers; reaching, rescuing, rooting and releasing young children, teenagers, and youths for the Kingdom of God.

Today, reports are piling up in our Facebook Fan Page : 4/14 Window Movement Group that we develop so every practitioners can connect and be encouraged in their ministries in the countries they serve.

  • In Gujarat, hundreds of Children are united in Children’s camp, preparing them to deepen their faith in God.
  • In Portugal, Project 4/14 Operation set up Social Children Association to help families who have relational problems internally.
  • In Benin, churches prayer movement for children is happening. Children are taught to pray together for each other and for others.
  • In Guntakal, interdenominational youth meeting is happening, they pray, nurture each other, and commit to know God more.
  • in Fayetteville, as Youth Harvest conference is happening, 68 teens and children accepted Jesus as their Savior.

We believe that there are so many more stories, testimonials, and declaration of the amazing work of God all over the world from all the 4/14 Window Practitioners and Participants. We would love to hear from you and support each other in this ministry. Share with us in the 4/14 Window Movement Group in our FB Fan Page, by clicking this link : https://web.facebook.com/groups/4to14window/?source_id=156099101134994

HOW DID THE MOVEMENT STARTS?

All over the world, children and youth represent the demographic that is most receptive to spiritual and developmental input.  God is calling us to radically change the way we view young people and to respond to their strategic importance and rightful place in His Kingdom.

The 4/14 Window Movement sees children and youth as more than a mission field to be reached.  They are also a powerful missions force affecting change in our world today

Listen to Dr. Bambang Budijanto’s explanation about how the movement starts :

 

In 2009, 4/14 Window Global Initiative was launched. Dr. Bambang Budijanto argues that the “New Kingdom Landscape” requires a new focus on children and youth.

This was actually the foundation of 4/14 Global Summit in Singapore in 2011, while the summit itself had proven that the 4/14 “initiative” has become a movement with 100s of regional events spontaneously emerging all over the world.

In 2013, Dr. Bambang Budijanto introduces the “Second Mountain” to climb in the race to activate the 4/14 window.  The first mountain was building awareness of the importance of the 4/14 among the church. The Second mountain is appropriately releasing children and youth into ministry.

Then in 2015 – Dr. Bambang Budijanto calls NURTURERS, young people roughly 14-22 years old, to take their rightful place in serving this next generation by making disciples among the 4/14. This is how we began NURTURER INITIATIVE.

The NURTURER INITIATIVE is actually the reason why Asia Pacific Youth Congress (APYC) is being held. In which APYC I was held in Bali on April 2015, followed by APYC II that was just held last month : October 17-20, 2016

 

 

ASIA PACIFIC YOUTH CONGRESS (APYC) II.
LET’S ASK : WHAT IS DICIPLING AND NURTURING
FOR OUR SPEAKERS IN APYC II?

We are sure you bring home something!
HERE WE ARE REMINDING YOUR COMMITMENTS IN APYC II

SURRENDER, AND SEE THAT GOD IS WORKING

Acy Lodja Noronha is from Sumba, West Nusa Tenggara, Eastern part of Indonesia. She gave her life into ministry for God in Dili, Timor Leste. She had been ministering a lot of people in Dili and taking care of so many people who are struggling and have a lot of issues in their families, their lives, and their relationship with God.

Dili also known as “City of Peace”, is the capital, largest city, chief port, and commercial center of East Timor (Timor-Leste). Dili lies on the northern coast of Timor island, the easternmost of the Lesser Sunda Islands.

It had been a long dry season in Dili. The weather is very hot these days. Yet this condition does not sank Acy’s passion and motivation to keep serving God by loving the people there. “We are thankful for electricity and water. I know in many part of the country this dry season brings problem about water,” Acy said.

Acy had always been a positive person. She has a lot to be thankful for, regardless some difficulties that she is facing. She knows that whenever she feels discouraged, it is the enemy who wants to make her feel that way. “I wish I can always have courage to say like Paul, “We are pressed from every side yet we dont lost hope,”” she said too.

Quite a lot of things had also been happening in Dili, like maybe a lot of us are facing in our own country. Some families struggle with their teenagers who are rebellious and causing despair and broken hearts. Acy had been encouraging these parents to forgive and accept their wayward daughter (who is one of Acy’s member of congregation) who is now pregnant without knowing who is the father. A wife told Acy that her husband is having an affair, and that’s is not just one case. “I don’t understand these people who are struggling to feed one wife and two children had the thought of having another woman. It just make me disappointed because I expect them to be mature already,” Acy added.

In the midst of her discouragement and disappointment, Acy was praying for holding a couple’s retreat. She was wondering whether this will work, yet God steady her heart and have them keep planning this retreat despite all the challenges Acy is facing. She prays that as God brings spiritual healing to the head of the family, which is the father and the mother – He will also work in His divine ways to touch their children to make the right decision and standing upright for the truth.

God had shown His grace throughout this couple’s retreat. “We had a great time sharing our experiences and struggles as couples and we were able to encourage each other. We all renew our commitment to each other and ended the program with foot washing and they ask forgiveness to each other. Praise the Lord. I believe God is working to restore these families,” she said.

Acy had learned from these situations to be still and know our God. “Only when I surrender everything I started to see His powerful hands working. I am thankful to see some new believers who take their faith seriously and making difference. One of them is Moses, who prayed for his dying neighbor caused by liver problem. This man is healed and Moses had started a bible study with him,” thankfully she added.

 

” For His divine power has bestowed on us [absolutely] everything necessary for [a dynamic spiritual] life and godliness, through true and personal knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.”

2 Peter 1:3 AMP