For some children not even school feels safe. Edwin, a children’s ministry leader in Kampala, Uganda knows this only too well. He works closely with children in disadvantaged areas of Kampala where they face violence at home and school. “Due to ignorance, many of these children don’t even know it is violence. (It is just part of their daily lives),”Edwin said. [Read more…]
Can children lead other children and be one of God’s workers in the harvest? Betty in Kampala, Uganda thinks they can. [Read more…]
Football-kicking teens from a club in Agbodankope, Togo, West Africa recently found out that “leadership is not about position but about serving” enthused Eric, a children’s & sports ministry champion from Togo. [Read more…]
“Chess is life and life is chess”. This is just one of many statements you’ll hear from those who are part of the five SOM (Sports Outreach Ministries) Chess academies in Kampala, Uganda. Operating in the poorest areas of Kampala, the chess academies begun by Coach Robert Katende have seen lives transformed through Chess linked with the Bible and intentional mentoring. [Read more…]
At 9:38 am and pm every day, Christians are praying Matthew 9:38 asking the “Lord of the harvest to send workers out into his harvest field”. There are so many children, 2 billion in the world today, and there are so few children’s ministry workers to reach and disciple them. What can we do? Pray! [Read more…]
For nine years Global Childrens’ Forum (GCF) has been creating, developing and releasing new ways of helping children’s ministry leaders around the world engage with children in their communities to share the gospel. [Read more…]
As children, they were part of the weekly KidsHubTV show in Madagascar. Now as teenagers they are… “impacting regions of Madagascar, organizing special festivals for local children and sharing Jesus’ love. Today earlier in morning they prepare the room, the music, songs and games to share to the children of (Madagascar’s) Diana region. Please pray for them!” said Gwladys in a recent Facebook post. The children and teens Gwladys was referring to are part of the Madagascan ‘REAL’ team that have been featured in KidsHubs news previously. Gwladys has been training and working with this inspiring team of five teens and five children for a year now and seen the impact they are having for the Kingdom as the children themselves minister to other children and adult leaders.
Gwladys went on to share, “children are so creative in ministry, they know how to have fun and share the Gospel, empowering them and just trusting them, can make a huge difference in other children’s lives. (An) amazing day, full of joy, skills, prayer and more…thank you REAL team! Good job!”
Recently, Edwin and his team in Kampala, Uganda launched a computer program for community children. Their goal was to give children an opportunity to learn how to use a computer for free. Edwin wrote: “We used (the) KidsHubs computer lessons. KidsHubs is a free global program that helps reach out to and mentor children. This is an opportunity, to break through children (in our) community by introducing Jesus Christ in a different way…with the support of the community itself.”
A team in South Asia have also had so much success running computer Hubs that they have written more lessons that they intend to run this Summer holidays. Just another example of Active Discipleship. People like us passing on their skills, in this case in computing, while sharing Jesus with children.