Sunday, October 7, 2012

Kids With A Mission

Recently a group of kids who participate here at the Lighthouse went on a field trip. 
This was not just any ordinary group outing, but these were kids with a mission. 


In the group (that YWAM missionaries Joanne and Alynena lead) the kids have been learning about the 10-40 Window and then embarked on a missions project to reach out to some children living in this area of the world.




What is the 10/40 Window?


The 10/40 Window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East and Asia approximately between 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude. The 10/40 Window is often called "The Resistant Belt" and includes the majority of the world's Muslims, Hindus, and Buddhists. The original 10/40 Window included only countries with at least 50% of their land mass within 10 and 40 degrees north latitude.

The 10/40 Window is home to some of the largest unreached people groups in the world such as the ShaikhYadavaTurksMoroccan Arabs,PushtunJat and Burmese.
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Alynena has contact with a missionary that lives in Thailand yet crosses the border into Burma (also known as Myanmar ) to minister to orphans and children (at risk) living in a children's home there.  Burma is a predominately Buddhist country where Christians even face persecution. Many are in need of encountering the great love of a personal God and hearing the good news of Jesus Christ.  

The boys and girls from the Lighthouse decided to send encouraging letters to Myanmar (via Thailand) to bless and share God's love with the children living in the children's home.  After preparing the letters, the Lighthouse kid's group went on a trip to the post office to mail the letters.  Felipe was the driver for this special outing!



In line at the post office.





After mailing the letters the group went to a nearby ice cream shop for a sweet treat!



The children then walked across the street to spend time playing in the neighborhood square.






Felipe enjoyed playing with the kids and taking photos to document this fun and purposeful outing!




The outing was a success! 
It truly is beautiful to see children who live in a slum in Brazil blessing and showing God's love to children who live in a nation located in the 10/40 Window. We pray that the kids in Burma will be touched through the letters and truly sense the amazing love and care God has for them.
May God's kingdom come to the many nations of the 10/40 Window... 

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