A few years back, we had the opportunity to ask the pastor of one of the largest churches of Eastern Europe what his ministry’s biggest need was. His answer, “Children’s ministry training. We have no idea what to do!” But he didn’t stop there. He went on to beg of us, ”Please tell your friends in America not to send one more VBS team to us. We don’t need to know what you can do for one week. We need to know what we can do for 52 weeks!”
In a world of 2.3 billion children, where 95-percent of them are not within the reach of an established children’s ministry, these words of Jesus have never been more clear and pressing: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” (Matthew 9:37-38)
But there are workers who are being called and they are pleading for training to know how to nurture Christian faith in the children in their own countries.
- Newly converted Muslims in Turkey are waiting for KidZ at Heart teams to come.
- The government of Cambodia has requested that their public school teachers be shown how to teach kids about Jesus!
- And thirty other countries are still on our waiting list to receive training!
KidZ at Heart is now in our fall fundraising campaign. For us, a campaign is not about money. It’s about inviting people like you to make a difference in the lives of children around the world. People who believe in the work of KidZ at Heart and have seen the results in over 40 countries during the past 15 years have already given $25,000 in the form of a challenge to be matched by new, monthly ministry partners like you.
On average, just $40 a month provides the training and support needed for a willing, local person to step up and reach kids for Christ on an ongoing basis. In our world, that’s the cost of a couple inexpensive meals or just one latte per week.
You know, $40 a month changes everything for a child…or a classroom full of children.
Please give your best gift and make it an ongoing monthly pledge today! Your gift on an ongoing basis puts more KidZ teachers into the harvest fields on an ongoing basis.