The LIFE Project Children's Ministry

Our vision is to see a whole generation of children saved, filled with the Holy Spirit and ministering to others, thereby changing the nations!
“Let the little children come to me…”

Jesus’ famous words still echo today. He gave us a clear mandate when He took the children in His arms and said “Do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) Jesus pointed out the need to come to Him as a little child and statistics bear out His words:

1% professions of faith occur before 4 years of age*
85% professions of faith occur between 4 and 14 years of age*
10% professions of faith occur between 15 and 30 years of age*
4% professions of faith occur after 30 years of age*
46.2% of Zambia’s population is between the ages of 0 and 14*

childrens_ministryWhen the disciples asked Jesus who the most important in the kingdom was, He hugged a child, saying “When you welcome even a child because of me, you welcome Me…” (Matthew 18:4). It is a startling reality that most of our evangelism efforts focus on adults – a group that statistically is resistant to the gospel. These statistics should by no means stop our efforts, but it should be a wake-up call to the importance of ministering to children. How will the children of the world ever have an opportunity to ask Jesus to be their Friend and Savior if they’ve never even heard of Him? How can they believe if they do not know?

We at Overland Missions have taken up the call: We will tell the children! Under the covering of the LIFE Project, Overland Missions has launched an intentional ministry to children.

Our vision is to see a whole generation of children saved, filled with the Holy Spirit and ministering to others, thereby changing the nations!

How do we accomplish this?

childrens_ministry1Our strategy is:
• To equip and train local children’s ministry leaders to run weekly children’s cell group meetings
• To host children’s conferences with the goal of evangelizing children and introducing children’s ministry to the villages

We believe that in honoring and building into the children of rural Zambia, we are being the hands and feet of Jesus. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me…” We will continue to take Him at his Word and do just that – changing the world, one child at a time.

You can help support our children’s ministry! Your donations enable us to support children’s cell group leaders, run future kids conferences, purchase children’s Bibles, supply firm foundation curriculum (we rewrite, translate and print the curriculum for leaders to use within the cell group) and purchase balloons, paper, crayons and other equipment!

Please type “LIFE kids” in the donation memo line.

*Source: Children’s Ministry Resource Bible, NKJ version, published by Nelson, pub date: 1991, page 1140
⌃Source: CIA World fact book: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/za.html