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.

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