Children and Youth
Did you know Sub-Saharan Africa is the youngest region of the world with nearly half the population under the age of 25? The opportunity to reach children is vast. From pre-school to school-aged teenagers, and from the city to rural Africa, children have their whole lives ahead of them to be used of God to do great and mighty things. Research reveals that children and youth between ages 4-14 years are more susceptible to the Gospel. It is therefore a critical age for teaching (children) the foundations of their relationship with God and Man; a very significant age as the Church in Africa seeks to build foundations for tomorrow and generations to come.
Our society and the Church need a greater focus on the needs of children and youth in Africa to ensure that lasting fruit is produced for the next generation. “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD…” Psalm 78:4 ESV
The following programs enable us to reach children and youth in Africa:
Project Samuel reaches out to children ages 0-12 years. It is based on the calling of Samuel, the boy who brought change and hope to his community. Project Samuel offers every child the potential to hear from God and make a godly difference. Witness at the Water (W@W)—a program of Project Samuel Children ministry— is a 52 episodes of 15 minutes radio drama that takes children into the lives of four children with a grandmother. The interaction between each other, friends, family and the community reveals their successes and failures, crises and celebration. The listener is drawn to Jesus, the Living Water, to give life answers to children. The interaction is further deepened using a W@W Teachers and Students Study Guides (a tool for Sunday Schools and listening Clubs).
Project J2Y (Jesus to Youth) is all about making the next generation passionate about God, His Word and His world. It’s about introducing them to the Saviour and helping them live to their full potential in Him. J2Y reaches out to youth ages 13-25 years affirming and bringing hope with a sense of purpose. It does this through the following programmes.
Equipped for life (E4L) is a 30 minute program under the J2Y ministry that aims to cover the issues young people face in today’s challenging world, and encourages a godly responsible lifestyle.
Project J2Y clubs help us increase contact and facilitate engagement with young people, through meetings and seminars.