Written by Kristen Maxwell, Bhutanese Children's Ministry Director
Who it is that comprises the largest people group to be reached with the gospel? Is it some group of people in a foreign land, perhaps people in crowded cities somewhere in Asia or Africa? As it turns out, some missiologists assert that the largest people group resides everywhere, including right here in Kansas City. Presently, the largest group with whom to share the Gospel is people under the age of 20. As worldwide birth rates peak in 2015, children and teens currently make up half of the world’s population!
Children are worth our attention! A 2010 study by the Billy Graham School of Missions found that people are most likely to make a decision for Christ between the ages of 4 and 14, and that 71% of Christians make a decision for Christ before the age of 15!
At Mission Adelante we love kids! As we have observed a number of times, faith is often brought into an immigrant family for the first time by some of the youngest members. Each week of our Outreach Bible Studies gives us another chance to love kids, build relationships with them, and point them to Jesus.
We are preparing to launch our summer trimester the week of May 26th and we're looking for mentors to love and serve the kids of Mission Adelante on Tuesday and evenings! For information on how you can help reach the world’s largest people group please contact:
Megan McDermott, Director of Latino Kids Ministries at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kristen Maxwell, Director of Bhutanese Kids Ministries at kristenm@missionadelante.
Check out some great infographics on the importance of reaching kids with the Gospel:
- Please pray for the Adelante Thrift Board. They meet next week to discuss location and timing of the store and have some big decisions to make. Please pray for God to continue to guide us in this process as we look to start sustainable community development.
- Spring has sprung, and our grounds could use some TLC. Please contact Molly at email@example.com if you are interested in weeding and mulching flower beds.
- We are collecting board books for our Bhutanese Mommy & Me early literacy class this summer. Contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org if you can donate new or gently used board books, especially those with counting, colors, first words or ABCs. They will be given to refugee families attending the class.