REACHING CHILDREN THE WORLD IGNORES!

In December 2018, Bijoy Bangladesh Children’s Ministry, which had been established fifteen years ago, has successfully doing God’s work as a national ministry. By the end of 2018 they had successfully carried out various programs for children and teenagers in Bangladesh and even in India.

Christmas parties for underprivileged kids

They had been holding Christmas parties for neighboring kids since 2003. In last December, they had four Christmas parties in different location of Bangladesh. They invited 500 kids and their parents to celebrate the Joy of Christmas in Dhaka. Those who were touched by their ministry have the chance to stay connected the whole year through their weekly service called Happy Birds Assembly. However, the Christmas party was not only for the kids and their parents. This year they also had Christmas party for the teenagers.

One of the participant was a 16 years old girl who were born in a fundamental Moslem family, name Asha. She had overcome difficultness in her life and finally could knew Jesus by this Christmas party. Not only Asha who were touched by the Words of God, but the others teenagers too. Most of the teenagers were remaining connected through their regular service called G-Team.

Missions trip to India

The mission trip to India began when some Hindi and Bengali churches in Silliguri, West Bengal, India invited this children ministry to do visit and minister them. They brought a team from Bangladesh to help the children’s ministry, teenagers, and families from different churches. In their mission trip, they did five kids service, one teen program, and one family seminar. They helped the churches for a week.

Children’s Ministry Training School (CMTS)

Teach, train, and equip is Bjoy Bangladesh Children’s Ministry’s values and goal. They have already trained around 100 leaders and so many of them has success stories. This February they will held another batch of training and children outreach for a week long. Let us pray for them as they are discipling so many children into leaders.

Raising Nurturers in The Context of Family

by Foo Fu Fong (edited by the 4/14 Window Media Team)

Maybe what we had found out in our lives as we are raising our own family is, most of the time our families are struggling badly on their own and the Church is not adequately equipping and discipling the home. This is creating a mindset in us, that there is a looming crisis in our midst – we are losing the next generation! What we certainly have to know at the first place is that the family is the institution that God has created to fulfill His plans for His Kingdom purposes! This is way more important before anything else is intended to do His will.

Genesis 2:24, NASB says, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. And His purpose for the family is : “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion…” (Genesis 1:28, KJV). So certainly God had created family for so many reasons – and we are to multiply, to have dominion over this earth.

In between multiplying and to subdue and to have dominion over this earth, is a growing arena. Discipleship takes place in this process. The family is where God has intended for discipleship of the next generation to take place!

So here is what I have to share about discipling and raising nurturers in the family. The most important one is that we should Establish a biblical worldview in our Children; that they have to love God, Love His Word and obey His Word. Then teach those word of God to your children.

You could teach those word by memorizing God’s Word as a family, create reminders of God’s Word in the home, be a role model of depending your life in His world. Bible Storytelling, Testimonies, Teachable moments, family devotions can be ways to share God’s word.

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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

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

 

 

Call for Prayers: 4/14 Window Movement Leaders Meeting September 27th

Bishop David Oginde from CITAM Kenya is witnessing great things God has been doing in Kenya through 4/14 Window Movement. For upcoming Leaders Meeting (27th-28th of September in New York), he requested us to join in prayers for the leaders to hear God’s voice and directions to minister children in another level.

Changing Lives in the Coast d’Ivory

The children of Ivory Coast gathered every week to know stories of Jesus. They were served through games, songs, gifts, and educations. We witness how the lives of children were changed and transformed. One little boy explain that previously he was bad. As he came to the club, he accepted Jesus and he now knows what is bad and good in his characters. For example now, he knows that sharing is good.

Breaking the Chain of Bondage in Pakistan

On November 2017 we started to minister the children abandoned by their families due to financial reason. Most of them came in distress and depression. They were addicted to alcohol and drugs. By January 2018, God answered our prayers. They received Jesus and we were able to host a Youth Camp in upper north of Pakistan. Even since that day, our hearts are burning for the lost souls just like them. We started our Bible Study Group to create paths of young leaders developing holy nation for God. On the Bible Study they are taught Bible principles with daily life applications and creative learning style. My wife Sara had passion to reach them through education. It’s not always easy as Christians often viewed as second-class citizens.

The Singapore 414 Next Global Summit had confirmed our calling to minister these children and teenagers. Our vision is to create a Holy nation full of passion and compassion to enhance the kingdom of God in Karachi, Pakistan through the young people and restoration of their families.

Ps. Sharjeel Shafqat
Assemblies of God Church, Mosmiyat – Iqbal Colony
Pakistan

Youth Tidal in Central Asia

Two years ago, together with leaders and pastors of Central Asia, we accepted the revelation and vision for our continent: to reach 2% of young people between the age 5-25 in Central Asia to build christian community that impact this generation in every nation by 2022 year.

We believe in young generation who are able to do tremendous and crazy things for Jesus. We are aware that youth the revival will come, that’s why we want to invest everything we have today for the young guys.

To reach this generation we need to unite with other churches. Every year we organize the Congresses TWO22, where we invite main leaders and pastors to create the new ideas and projects. We discuss about how to effectively using different spheres (social media, films, events, personal evangelize) to reach this generation and make the presentations of the Gospel in each region. After the congress, many churches, leaders start to be so active, continuing their movement during the year. It is so amazing to see how the different churches in different regions join together for the common purpose and vision. We believe in a power of unity, and together we are able to come to this big vision 2% by 2022 year.

Our church, the Compel Church, launched 6 months ago. More than 70% of our members are below 25. We just hosted our youth conference in July. The iMAKE conference gathered 200 youth from different cities and countries. About 70 unbelievers had a chance to listen the Gospel. Today we have 13 home groups and so far we baptized 16 people.

Our mission is to impact and invest the youngest generation, sadly many churches don’t do it. Everything we do today at our church is directed to teenagers and children. We know, that the children are not our future, they are our present too. We pay attention on each child, each teenager. At the beginning of my ministry I made the disciples of the young guys and girls at age of 7-9, today they are 19-23, and we serve in the leadership team together.

We believe that as a church we will influence others by setting a life sample that showing the attention on the children. Then we will witness revival through young generation.

Ruslan Chaldanbayev
Pastor of Compel Church Kazakhstan