What a great need exists for kids and youth to be reached and discipled! Did you know that one third of the world’s population is under 20 years old? But some countries are younger than others. In around 40 African countries, over 50% of the population is under 20. In Latin America, over one-fourth of the population is under the age of 30. In regards to that last statistic, United Nations reports that “the time to invest in youth and capitalize on their potential to serve as agents of transformation in the region is now.” The time is now!! Even a secular organization recognizes the critical and pivotal moment in which we are currently living.

Our children and youth are the generation that could actually finish the Great Commission! But in a world that is volatile and uncertain, younger generations first need the anchor of God’s Word, the love of the Father, and the power of the Holy Spirit to reach their world. And the CGBox is focused on helping kids and youth have exactly that! In the coming year, we see an opportunity to train more leaders, in more countries, who will reach and disciple the next generation in their own context of ministry. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop resources that can be used on the field, even expanding the age range of the CGBox.

And none of it is possible without the generosity of so many faithful churches, committed friends of the CGBox, kids collecting change in their coin boxes, and legacy gifts that enable us to print, ship, resource, and provide training! Rev.

Natalie Werking
Director of Children’s Gospel Box

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Extracted article from FMP’s Generations magazine