Youth with a Mission & the 4/14 Window: For Such a Time as This – Part III

       III.            YWAM Intercession for the 4/14 Window in the Personal Prayer Diary for 2012

In December 2011, Tom Bragg, Director of YWAM Publishing wrote: “For over thirty years, YWAM Publishing has had the privilege of publishing the Personal Prayer Diary and Daily Planner. Currently, over 40,000 Christians worldwide join in God’s work in the world through vital intercession for the nations using this comprehensive resource. For 2012, we are especially excited about our focus on the 4/14 Window.” The Personal Prayer Diary and Daily Planner for 2012 incorporated “The 4/14 Window: Raising Up a New Generation” as anchor article. Likewise the Spanish and Portuguese editions by different publishers with distributions of 30,000 and 20,000, included the article and focus on the 4/14 Window.

With so many tens of thousands interceding in the worldwide family of YWAM for the 4/14 Window in 2012 it would be within the realm of possibility that the vision and the burden to focus YWAM ministries of all kinds in all places on the 4/14 Window would emerge as an answer to prayer. YWAM, you have been raised up for such a time as this. As the 2012 Prayer Guide makes clear, we should prioritize our missional focus on the 4/14 Window because it is a vast unmobilized demographic ripe for the harvest.

Paul Childers

“Every Christ follower in every community and nation—even children and youth—are called to involvement in Christ’s transformational mission. In the Bible, 4/14ers like Samuel, David, Josiah, Esther, and Jeremiah were used by God to enact great transformation. Jesus Himself loved and used children in his ministry, such as the young boy with the five loaves and two fish (John 6:9). Jesus flipped the world’s view upside-down: He saw children as the spiritual pacesetters for adults. They modeled what His Kingdom was all about. “Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it” (Mark 10:15).

IV.             Justice Advocacy Creatively Attracts the 4/14ers

Advocates for justice for children taps into the 4/14ers missional concern of today regardless of whether they are Christian or not. Human nature cares that its defenseless little ones are made slaves and forced to fight in armies over causes not their own, at the cost of their own lives.  It expresses the heart of mission of Jesus as stated in Luke 4 to release the oppressed rooted in God’s revelation from the book of Isaiah as in “He will give justice to the poor,” (Is. 11:4); in which as the servant “He will bring justice to the nations,” (Is. 42:1) and “He will bring justice to all who have been wronged” (Is. 42.3 and “He will not falter or lose heart until justice prevails throughout the earth” (Is. 42:4).  Jesus stated mission including setting the captives free. In today’s world an estimated twenty seven million human beings are kept as slaves, mainly in the sex trade and many of those children.

PhotogenX is one of the creative means for advocating justice that appeals to all, including children. New Zealander Paul Childers with his photographer wife Susie have published books; a prayer guide for thirty days of prayer for the voiceless speaking on behalf of those cannot really speak for themselves.  Seventy thousand copies of an English edition were printed with photographs calling the body of Christ to engagement in this same concern that was the passion of Jesus. (See interview at 

V.                Infusion Integrating Incoming 4/14ers and Youth Increases

YWAM’s program called Infusion attracts thousands of thirteen to fourteen year olds for two weeks to tackle topics such as the Father’s heart; Jesus is Lord, who Holy Spirit is, and what living out the Kingdom looks like. Each year these 4/14ers join and integrate older teens seeking after God and His will for their lives. The older teens are those on the planet most able to positively influence the 4/14ers as they live in their culture and understand their language while being often regarded as heroes to the younger teens.

Infusion speaks beyond a program to a reality of unprecedented growth of this ever-expanding global “movement of ministry organizations,” which has reached into every nation. Entering YWAM normally involves signing up for a DTS (Discipleship Training School) or other course in the largest non-formal university in the world called the University of the Nations.

The screen on one wall in the Gateway shows the number of incoming students interested in coming to the Kona base to take a DTS course or some other course who are online (blue), pending acceptance (pink), to be interviewed  (yellow) and accepted (green).

Gateway and Crown (Christ Revealed on World Networks) Ministries led by Chong Ho Won, a former IT executive, along with a team of highly qualified people who have committed themselves as IT missionaries to provide a gateway to crowning ministries, have successfully gone from a paper office four months ago to a paperless picture perfect visual presentation of each person who enters the University of the Nations and training courses at YWAM’s Kona location.   The photograph, address and phone number for each of those who are accepted into one of YWAM’s many programs flashes on the screen.  Chong Ho Won told us that it reminds each person at Gateway and Crown Ministries that every person counts.

Among other promptings for upgrading to this remarkable new system to track of people entry through the gateway committed to God’s mission was a vision of 200,000 people coming for training to the University of the Nations for diverse Christian organizations on God’s mission in the nations.   YWAM leaders views themselves not a  mission organization or mission  agency but rather, as  an international movement of Christians from many denominations dedicated to presenting Jesus personally to this generation, to mobilizing as many as possible to help in this task, and to the training and equipping of believers for their part in fulfilling the Great Commission. As citizens of God’s kingdom, called to love, worship, and obey our Lord, to love and serve His Body, the Church, and to present the whole Gospel for the whole person throughout the whole world.

Several of whom we talked with expressed anticipation that there is a fresh wave coming of people wanting to prepare to serve among the nations.  A university based mobile DTS is being prepared to train 25,000 students beginning in January 2013.

There are a growing number of partnerships with other ministries such as the South Pacific partnership for the purpose of Bible translation and Call to All.

VI.                King’s Kids Connection

The largest of YWAM’s Ministries is King’s Kids International ministry which was launched thirty six years ago by Dale Kauffman and has grown in numbers and maturity. KKI / King’s Kids International is a ministry of “Youth With A Mission” that serves in partnership with families, churches and other like-minded organizations. King’s Kids is an international movement, embracing a Kingdom lifestyle that is family-based and generationally linked.

The purpose of Kings Kids is to care for, reach, equip and mobilize children, youth and families into their destiny of knowing God, bringing Him joy, making Him and His Kingdom known. They value relationship

Carol and Dale Kauffman

with God as a first priority by growing to know Him intimately and by bringing Him joy. They value discipleship training in the context of everyday life.

They value the spiritual capacity and destiny of children, preteens and teenagers. They value the family and the linking of the generations. They value team leadership, networking and partnerships.  They value a lifestyle of reaching out by making Jesus and His Salvation known to all peoples, serving in ways that can extend His Kingdom into all spheres of society worldwide

VII.              Seven Spheres Curriculum Catalyze 4/14ers to maximize their transformational impact

The development of a curriculum for 4/14ers to maximize their transformational impact in the seven spheres of cultural influence in society  was worked by YWAM-King’s Kids International leader Yarley Nino with Lyssette Ruiz  titled: Transforming Nations – Discipling  the  4/14 Generation.  The curriculum is designed to transform nations through well trained 4/14ers. They seek to provide educative material based on Biblical Worldview of the spheres of cultural influence in society. Designed to be taught in a seven day camp the sessions are highly participatory giving Biblical foundations for entering each of the spheres of cultural influence in society.

The training consists of topics such as: Christian character and the spiritual capacity of children and Self-Government based on the teachings of Dale Kauffman and missional goals per sphere of cultural influenced based on Landa Cope’s Deuteronomy Template.  (http://www.technoheaven.com/bi/zBI-Old%20Testament%20Template.doc) They are witnessing the work of the Holy Spirit bringing revival in the lives of children, adolescents, youth and adults in Panama and transformation of a community in Colombia. They have given the course in Hong Kong.

VIII.            Future Fusion Fueled by Circles, Cycles, Circuits & Omega Zones

As we met with Loren Cunningham for an hour at his home on March 17th we talked about the past for some time, then about the present including the vision for the release of children as change agents using the grasshoppers as an example.

Loren prays over the children as Darlene shares the love of Jesus for the children

Then he shared his heart about the future of YWAM with reference to Circles, Cycles, and Circuits and then about Omega Zones.  As he talked I saw a future involving the fusion of many ministries over many years fueled by intentional missional engagement in greater breadth and depth in and through Circles, Cycles, and Circuits and then about Omega Zones. These geographical units are called Omega zones because YWAM wants Jesus – who is the alpha and omega – to be known in every part of the earth.  For more information link to http://4kworldmap.com/.  In our conversation he expressed a vision for a YWAM presence in every one of the Omega zones around the world.

The picture of the circles, cycles, and circuits emerged the first morning after the YWAM 50th anniversary celebrations of 2010 ended.  He talked to us in some

Loren with Doris and Luis

detail the geographical layout of the circuits and need and plans for forty more naval vessels to use.  In the 2011 Global Leadership Forum gathering Loren presented the vision as a way to steward the future growth of YWAM.  “John Dawson explains that Loren spoke about circles of purposeful relationship, which could include existing groupings within YWAM, such as mercy ministry or frontier missions, but could also include YWAMers working within the spheres, such as in the area of education. He also talked briefly about circuits of geography, and cycles of time. He said this three-fold model could allow for tremendous expansion of YWAM’s ministry. The circles and circuits and cycles, they’re going to enable us to multiply greatly.”

Conclusion:

Youth With A Mission is positioned to enhance and energize the 4/14 Movement for such a time as this.

Recent President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Mission Agencies, Paul McKaughan, who has served as a member of our accountability/support committee for more than twenty five years made this statement about YWAM in the mid-1990’s: “It is probably the most significant seed bed for leadership in the Christian movement today and indeed is the largest long term mission agency in the world.  So many people of vision now in pastorates and other leadership positions have been impacted by and have come out of that ministry. It is this that makes YWAM one of, if not the most influential movement in our Christian world today. The question becomes can they sustain it as they mature in the 21st?” In our view not only have they sustained their momentum but they have surpassed the expectations of years gone by.

It is our conviction that prioritizing their missional focus on the 4/14 Window in the next phase of their ministry YWAM will maximize their positive transformational impact in the nations and omega zones of this world.

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Youth with a Mission & the 4-14 Window: for Such a Time as This – PART II

 I.            Call and Recall Missional Ministry to the Children Priority Focus

Darlene Cunningham led the YWAM family gathering on March 15 and told the story about the calling she and Loren had received from God not only to minister to the children but also to prioritize missional focus on the children. “This was the ethos at the beginning but through the years we lost this. Three years ago at the Global Leadership Forum, which took place in Fiji, after a time of prayer there was agreement as expressed by several people in the room, that the call had been forgotten and it was time to take it up again.”

That same morning Darlene had shared with us that she recalled that prayer time at the Global Leadership Forum in Fiji that God was speaking to us about conviction and correction. We need to pick up. It’s time to issue a call to the YWAM family for priority focus of the 4/14ers with intentionality in every ministry of YWAM. These words that speak to the future were spoken with heart felt passion by Darlene.

II.            Media Ministry Highway to the Culture of the 4/14ers of our Day

The Kony2012: Invisible Children video was viewed more than 80 million times in only thirteen days since it was uploaded to the Internet on March 5, 2012 (www.kony2012.com/). It is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous to raise support for his arrest. The Kony 2012 campaign sank under scrutiny soon after, but not before the video went viral like no other piece has ever done because it connected with the culture of our day and especially the youth.

Media is highly influential among the 4/14ers of today. They have increasingly become the focus of media advertising firms promoting their material products as well as places to eat and gambling in Macau. Media is the primary coping mechanism for stress among youth. The Internet is easily accessed.It was shown following the YWAM family gathering on March 15. In addition, the interview of Joseph Kony by YWAMer Sam Farmer, was shown. In fact, Sam Farmer is reported to be the only person known to interview Joseph Kony. One reason for that could well be the intentionality of YWAM’s media ministry to be on the spot to tell the news. In so doing they not only influence the sphere of media but they also build a highway to the culture of our day through the media.

David Cunningham

Directing the media ministry for YWAM David Cunningham, the son of Loren and Darlene, made many people stop and listen to a different point of view as a producer in Hollywood sometimes creating a stir in so doing (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_L._Cunningham).  His film To End All Wars performed well at several Film Festivals.

When we met with Loren he asked the question: “Did you hear about the grasshoppers?” Indeed we had! David had explained to us the day before that the grasshoppers was the name for children of ten years old who were being trained to tell the news.  At a time when there is more influence today among the youth though the media than through their own parents YWAM’s media moves are building a communication highway to the next generation of leaders who will change the world.  One of the new initiatives is the action comic on David due to go public around 4/14 (April 14) (http://www.lionofwar.com/new/motioncomic/). It will speak directly and dramatically to the truth told in the anchor verse of the 4/14 Movement, Psalm 8:2. “Through the praise of children and infants you have established a stronghold against your enemies, to silence the foe and avenger.”

Why is this innovative media project so strategic to the 4/14 Initiative? When young David left the sheep following his father’s orders, to bring gifts from home for his elder brothers, David sees  Goliath defying the ranks of Israel and how all the Israelites ran away in great fear, he offers himself to fight the giant when he hears about this. Tall King Saul scolds the diminutive David, “Don’t be ridiculous!” “There’s no way you can fight this Philistine and possibly win! You’re only a boy.” “You are not able to go against this Philistine to fight with him; for you are only a boy.”  But, as we read in Psalm 8:2, God chose a boy from the 4/14 Window on whose lips he built a stronghold.  God revealed it to David himself, the human author, in Psalm 8:2 “In the lips of a child God established strength.” Despite the fact that David was scorned by his own older brother, ridiculed by his own king, Saul of Israel, and mocked by the giant Goliath of Gad for only being a boy he won the battle against the Giant.


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4/14 Window Its time to Wake up

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Youth with a Mission & the 4-14 Window: for Such a Time as This – PART I

by Luis & Doris Bush

March 22, 2012

Introduction:

Youth With A Mission (YWAM) is placed in a position and posture to fuel the 4/14 Movement for such a time as this. Like the orphan Queen Esther was uniquely positioned to make a difference in her day, so YWAM in our day. The key biblical reference, Esther 4/14 matches the 4/14 Movement not only in the numbers 4/14 but also in the motif.   Mentor Mordecai challenged the orphan queen with the words “for who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?”[1] There was a window of opportunity then to change the world at the time of Esther. So there is a window of opportunity today to change the world: the 4/14 Window.

God has divine purposes to accomplish in this world through people at appointed times. For Esther, the orphan who had become queen the word came from her uncle “perhaps you have come to royal position for such a time as this,” Esther 4:14. There are several reasons to believe that Youth With a Mission (YWAM) prioritize missional focus on the 4/14 Window could make a difference in our time.

Left to Right: Jim Orred, Young-Shin Kim, Judy Orred, Doris, Luis, Ben Nanoa, Vae Eli

As servant catalysts in the 4/14 Movement Doris and I readily responded to the invitation from our friends Jim and Judy Orred to come to Kona to bring focus on the 4/14 Window for weekly ‘Ohana Gathering’ meeting on March 15 which comprised around 600 staff and students from 47 nations, as well as family and guests from abroad and the local community.  Jim chairs the YWAM Kona leadership team.

As we heard the heart of YWAM co-founders Loren and Darlene Cunningham and many others serving at YWAM base in Kona we became increasingly convinced that YWAM has a unique catalytic contribution to make to the 4/14 Global Initiative to raise up a new generation from the 4/14 Window to transform the world. In fact, we see that  YWAM could have been raised up to the position it has today as the largest long-term mission agency in the world today operating from more than 600 bases with an additional 800 locations where university registered courses are taught totaling 1400 operating locations with more than 25,000 full time missionaries engaged in training, mercy ministries and evangelism.

At the ‘Ohana Gathering Luis shared from Joel 2:28 as quoted by the Apostle Peter on the Day of Pentecost “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.”[2] The 4/14ers will play a major role in global mission in the end times, expounding God’s view and end-visioning the future with the help of the Holy Spirit and generational links. “As the founders of Youth with a Mission–this ever-expanding global ‘movement of ministry organizations,’ which has reached into every nation, Loren and Darlene Cunningham embody Joel 2:28 as generational links to a mighty emerging movement of the Holy Spirit in and through a younger generation. Prophesy is all about bringing God’s viewpoint to earthly matters.”  Luis noted that one of those young men was a 21 year old–in fact he was 20–who saw a vision–while traveling in the Bahamas–of waves on the shorelines of the continents on a world map, growing bigger and bigger, covering the landmass which changed from waves to young people covering the continents, talking to people about their faith. That young person was Loren Cunningham. Youth with a Mission was born shortly after. As we listened to the co-founders, elders, department and project leaders and day by day decision makers there was a growing awareness in our hearts and minds that God is up to something and it is the raising up of YWAM for such a time as this to reach, rescue, root in God’s Word and raise up a new generation from the 4/14 Window to transform the world for the following reasons:

I.            Call and Recall Missional Ministry to the Children Priority Focus

II.            Media Ministry Highway to the Culture of the 4/14ers of our Day

III.            YWAM Intercession for the 4/14 Window in the Personal Prayer Diary for 2012

IV.            Justice Advocacy Attracts the 4/14ers

V.            Infusion Integrating Incoming 4/14ers and Youth Increases

VI.            King’s Kids Connection

  1. Seven Spheres Curriculum Catalyze 4/14ers to Maximize their Transformational Impact
  2. Future Fusion Fueled by Circles, Cycles, Circuits & Omega Zones


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A New Season of Korean-Hispanic Cooperation for the Sake of a New Generation

At the Latin American Regional 4/14 Window Conference held in Atlanta a new season of Korean-Hispanic cooperation is anticipated with the formation of the Korean 4/14 Window Alliance. “This is a historic moment. We are experiencing an uplift in the 4/14 Initiative as a

result of the synergy of the Latin Americans and Koreans  evidenced by the formation of a Korean 4/14 Window Alliance,” said Pastor Nam Soo Kim, host of the first two 4/14 Window Global Summits. The Korean 4/14 Alliance was formed spontaneously at the encouragement of Pastor James Jung, who hosted more than 400 participants from 24 countries at the Latin American Regional 4/14 Window Conference April 10 to 13 held in his church in Atlanta in partnership with two other churches. The purpose of the alliance was to connect with Korean pastors and leaders throughout the United States for collaboration with the Latin Americans in their efforts to raise up a new generation from the 4/14 Window to transform the world.

Host Pastor James Jung & Ricardo Luna

The Latin American 4/14 Initiative regional facilitator, Ricardo Luna, who also serves as the President of CONELA, the Confraternity of Evangelical Churches of Latin America and OneHope, offered the participants perspective on generations connecting to transform nations and the nature of the challenge before us. He pointed out that, according to extensive research conducted around the world by OneHope, Latin America has become the most violent continent.

The 4/14 Window Regional Conference theme Connecting New Generation focused on the how to more than the what of reaching, rescuing, equipping and enabling the 4/14ers of Latin America by connecting around emerging models in Latin America. We explored how to:

(1) respond to the challenge of violence in Latin America, (2) develop a Strategic 4/14 Window Plan in a country,

(3) engage the spheres, especially media, education, church and family,

(4) conduct 4/14 week long intensive training sessions with Gen Y’ers and 4/14ers to prepare them to change the culture of their nations,

(5) partner together as Korean and Latin American servants of God in responding to the 4/14 Window challenge in Latin America,

(6) engage in the spiritual battle for the hearts and minds of the 4/14ers,

(7) integrate the products and services offered by the NGO’s.

(1)  How to respond to the challenge of violence in Latin America.

Luis and Doris with Nam Son Kim

The nature of the problem of violence and solutions offered by existing models in Latin America was explored by Luis Bush. As violence continues to increase, gangs grow and the average age recruiting has dropped to more than one half of entrants from 12 to 14 years old, for Luis proposed an intentional proactive preparation for child participation in peace processes throughout Latin America. Kids can make peace as has been well documented in the Majority World. Models of ways and means to prepare children to be peacemakers were presented from programs and projects of servant leaders from throughout Latin America that are highlighted in each of the remaining areas described in this report.

Doris Bush spoke on the 4/14 challenge and the local church.
Click here to read more about how to respond to the challenge of violence in Latin America (English)

(2) How to develop a Strategic 4/14 Window Plan for a country

Strategic Components

A delegation from Puerto Rico presented the strategic framework for a country or state 4/14 initiative:

Vision: the primary focus of the church is raising a generation 4/14 to transform the world;

Mission: Mobilizing the body of Christ to invest to reach, equip and mobilize the 4/14 generation and maximize their transformational impact;

Networking for social change: parents and family, government, education, media and technology, and the church.

Launching 4/14 Initiative in Puerto Rico

(3) How to engage the spheres of cultural influence, especially media, education, church and family.

Government: Juan Wehrli, Minister of Religion, Chile

In the sphere of government Juan Wehrli, the Minister of Religion from Chile presented a historical model of shared principles and values material based on the Protestant Reformation and in response to a survey that was conducted in Chile on the beliefs and behaviors of young people. Wehrli is also a Lutheran pastor, theologian and historian. His book, Linea de Tiempo Historico, describes the role of education in transformation in Chile as he traces the realities of Protestantism in Chile at the present from the time of Jesus through the Reformation to the present.  Today there exists the potential to reach 760 cultural centers in Chile to introduce principles and values from a Christian worldview as a result of a survey of beliefs, attitudes and behaviors of ten to eighteen year old.

Ivan Ruz Chile

In the area of public education in Chile there exists an opportunity to present lessons from the biblical worldview in the 900 public schools for two hours per week.  Ivan Ruz along with Larry Fredes coordinates the work of 1,000 educators who teach religion classes required by law in schools in Chile. They are convinced that there are ways to do this in the different countries of Latin America worth pursuing.

Models of schools established by churches to train a new of 4/14ers were shared by Francisco Peña in Colombia, left and Lee de Leon, USA on the right below.

Francisco Peña, Colombia

Lee de Leon, USA

Gaston Bruno

Mauricio Rojas Campos

In the sphere of media, Gaston Bruno, Vice President of the Association of Evangelicals of Argentina, insists that we must conquer the gadget screen in order  to reach the 4/14 generation.  At the Conference in Atlanta we considered a platform established in Bogota, Colombia that represents a strategic environment to support an effective and sustainable way to transform to reach the 4/14ers in their own language. The platform has three major components: the first are the antennas that identify the language used in most social networks, second an interdisciplinary team specializing in social media and third a modern infrastructure to disseminate millions of messages. Among internet users worldwide there are an estimated 800 million 4/14 year olds online which represents over 60% of the 4/14 Window  worldwide. We recognized that we need to establish appropriate protocols to offer these resources to other Latin American nations.

Participante at Conference April 12

The importance of media is underscored by the fact that children and youth in the 4/14 age bracket in Latin America listen to music twenty six hours a week on average  The music video done both in English and Spanish titled Heart of the harvest by John Ray johnray_morales@yahoo.com not only connects with the generation but also carries the vision of the 4/14 Imitative.

Alfredo Moreno Yopal, Colombia

In the sphere of the Church the case study of a church in the city of Yopal, in the state of Casanare in the country of Colombia, was presented by Pastor Alfredo Moreno pastor of a three thousand member church. Several years ago, when the church was much smaller, one day a group of preteens in church said to him. “Stop trying to entertain us in Sunday School. Teach out how we can have a meaningful relationship with Christ and be used by him.”  Pastor Alfredo Moreno took their word seriously. He began watching out for those youngsters who demonstrated real interest in the teaching of the Bible and meeting with them to train them.  Today there are fifty three preteens and early teens that are being trained. They take an active role in the ministry to children where 700 come each week to children’s church. He meets with the group of 53 week for prayer, planning and study for ministry. They also are reaching their own age group and having Bible studies with them in small groups throughout the city.  Yopal has become a comparatively safe city in Colombia and the media is beginning to ask why.

Yarley Niño

Transforming Nations

(4) How to conduct camps and intensive courses? Transforming Nations-Discipling the 4/14 Generation is the name given to the curriculum used for an eight day intensive training of 4/14ers usually conducted in a camp setting. Yarley Nino and Lyssette Ruiz developed the curriculum which has already implemented this curriculum in camps in Hong Kong, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua and Puerto Rico with transformational impact. By understanding the spiritual capacity of children, our ministry completely changed the approach by prioritizing on the discipleship of children, adolescents and youth. One of the most valuable tools to achieve this has been through residential camps using the curriculum that integrates the fundamentals of Christian faith with the biblical worldview and the cultural mandate to go and serve and bring transformation to the spheres of cultural influence that shape a society: family, church, government, media, education, economy, health and science. We hope to continue multiplying in different countries of the world..  (Lyssette Ruiz lyssetterd@gmail.com)

(5). How Korean and Hispanic servants of God collaborate to raise up a new generation from the 4/14 Window to transform the world?

a. Praying for the blessing of God on their lives, ministry and the shared mission of reaching the new generation.

Eliodoro Mora, superintendent of the Assemblies of God in Venezuela asks for God’s blessing as Ben Hur Korean pastor of Promise Church in Atlanta and co-sponsor of the event receives the blessing.

b. Worshipping God together express the unity of spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. Celebrating a new generation from the 4/14 Window together

 

d. Serving one another as did Dr. Eun Moo Lee, the facilitator of the event who labored for many months and many hours to prepare everything for the event.

Pastor Nam Soo Kim has traveled many times to Latin America in the twelve months leading up to speak at conferences in almost all Latin American nations.

He organized six football games in six different stadiums throughout Central America and other top soccer teams, blessing tens of thousands of children. Alexis Medina reported on the significant impact ten days of intensive training of Gen Yers in Uruguay by a core team of Koreans including a master of Tae Kwan Do.

 

e. Praying together for the 4/14 generation

Pastor James connected with other conference participants in intercession for the generation 4/14 on 4/14 (April 14) as the global day of prayer for children and youth in the 4/14 Window joining with others in the Pacific and Asia already started their day on 4 April.

Prayers were spoke in English, Spanish and Korean.

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f. Giving thanks to one another
Francisco Martinez of Colombia at the pulpit) expresses gratitude to the representatives of the Korean 4/14 Window Alliance (standing on the right) newly formed by the commitment to work with the Latin American 4/14 Window Initiative as demonstrated in the past, experienced in the present and anticipated in the future.

 

(6) How to engage in the spiritual battle for the lives the 4/14ers –a case study of Concordia?

We take as example of how to engage in the spiritual battle for the lives of the 4/14ers the case study of the city of Concordia, which is a microcosm of  many other places in Latin America. Located a two and one half hour drive from where my paternal grandfather, Oscar Smedberg Bush,  was born on June 26, 1890 in the city of Gualeguaychú in the province of Entre Rios. Concordia’s history reveals the magnitude of the battle for the lives of the children.  For years Ligia Würfel, communication’s director for the Alliance of Evangelical Churches in Argentina, has served the children with her parents. The evidence of  battle over the children in the city were described one by one as Doris and I had dinner with her and her father the 29th of the November, 2011 following an official 4/14 Summit hosted by the mayor’s office in the government municipal building. Ligia had made a study of the history of the city and saw the evidences of struggle over the lives of the children including   children such as child poverty, child violence, neglect and poverty, lack of education, pagan and idolatrous worship in the city. She discovered overt demonic activity related to the evidence by such things as pilgrimages to shrines of Gauchito Gil on roadsides. Ligia identified and documented a host of Afro-Brazilian religions including Umbanda, macumba, kimbanda, and voodoo, San la muerte and Gaucho Gil. “Gauchito” Gil is thought to be a folk saint for many people who visit his shrine to ask for favors. The name Concordia in Spanish means the place where agreements are made. The children are the primary victims of the misfortunes of life in Concordia.

Concordia Municipality 29 Nov 2011 with Ligia Würfel y father

In recent years there has been a definite reversal as God’s servants have come together in unity as we saw expressed in the gathering at the Municipality on the 29th of November. They joined together to pray over the city and for agreement that God’s Kingdom would come to Concordia and his will be done in the city as it is in heaven. They also developed an action plan focused on the children. A new agreement has been made between the pastors, generating a climate of genuine unity. Prayer with spiritual authority has been lifted up in places of authority. Children are being served, educated, and equipped through schooling, Christian workshops, Saturday afternoon concentrations of children and intentional engagement in the spheres of influence in the city. In the process Ligia has been granted the position in the municipal government to make the decision on funding projects throughout the city. The spiritual atmosphere has changed in Concordia that benefits the next generation directly.

 

(7) ¿How to integrate the tools and products for reaching, rescuing, and equipping  the 4/14ers to become change agents?

We found over 21 NGOs that came to together to provide power and resource tools for evangelism (reaching), rescuing,  discipleship (training) and service ministry. Of these NGO’s four shared a workshop including Soledad Rozas from OneHope, one of 7 partners in evangelism,

Winston Fermin de Oansa, one of 8 partners in the area of discipleship, Napoleon Ardaya of Bolivia shared leadership principles from the life of Christ and Crisitina Rodriguez, AMO, Republica Dominicana shared a model for teachers training.

Leonel Espinoza

Leonel Espinoza as facilitator of the sports network is also worth noting. He is a pastor and chaplain with influence among the athletes.

 

 

Conclusion:

The New Generation Connection conference recognized the vital importance of generational transformation. The desire to share resources to reach every arena based on the principles and values taught and modeled by Jesus as it relates to the children resulted in sharing models that inform, inspire and instruct  how to maximize the transformative impact of the group 4/14.
As a result of the 4-14 Window Conference in Atlanta a new sense of commitment to one another and between Koreans and Hispanics to engage in collaborative to bring about transformation through the involvement in and training of a new generation for their making a difference in the different spheres of cultural influence in society.

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Call to Meet the Challenge of the 4/14 Window Through Prayer & Fasting

Introduction:

God’s people around the world have been called to meet the challenge of the 4/14 Window through united fervent, focused, prayer and fasting.  So much is at stake. So much is on the table. Let us come to the table together from wherever we are as we join our hearts with God’s heart for the children of the world.

On the table we find the Shewbread from the Word of God 

  • Deut 33:26   “There is no one like the God of Jeshurun, who rides on the heavens to help you and on the clouds in his majesty.” The Promise of Abundance—We have the Liberty of Access–
  • Joshua 21:45 Not  one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; everyone was fulfilled.
  • Ps 45:16 Your sons will take the place of your fathers; you will make them princes throughout the land.
  • Ez 8:23-24 “The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him… So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.”
  • Mat 18:5 Jesus said: “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me.” Today we receive Jesus as we receive the 1.2 billion children of the 4/14 Window as our call to prayer

On the table we find an expectation birthed in the hearts of God’s people around the world called the 4/14 Window initiative. Our prayers today for the 4/14 Window focus on these expectations becoming reality.

  • The 4/14 Window initiative represents is an urgent appeal to consider the potential and strategic importance of those 1.2 billion children and youth in the 4/14 Window.  Pray God’s people to hear!
  • The vision of the 4/14 Window Movement is for the church to make the children the priority focus in their churches.  Pray that pastors, elders, bishops and church leaders will wake up to the need to make the children the priority focus in their churches.  
  • The 4/14 Window initiative seeks to reach this most receptive generation to transform the world. Pray that the gospel be presented to every one of the 1.2 billion 4/14ers through parents, siblings, other 4/14ers, the churches – the story of Jesus booklet, the Jesus Film for children and through the Internet, the Wordless book and every way
  • The 4/14 Window initiative represents a global effort to rescue the 4/14 Window children. Pray for wholistic child development in the contexts of need in the nations through every church and NGO including Compassion International and World Vision  
  • The 4/14 Window initiative involves mobilizing the 4/14ers as agents for transformation throughout the world.  Pray for children to be mobilized as intercessors including the final remaining group of the 20,000 children intercessors that are been trained to interceded who are scheduled to come together on May 17th in the stadium in Jakarta as part of the World Prayer Assembly
  • The vision of the 4/14 Window Movement seeks to maximize their transformational impact while they are young, and mobilize them for continuing impact for the rest of their lives. Pray for wisdom by God’s people in every nation on the need for and the how to maximize their transformational impact while they are young, and mobilize them for continuing impact for the rest of their lives.
  • The vision of the 4/14 Window Movement seeks to raise them up with a Christian worldview. Pray for the impartation and reception of a biblical Christian world view for the 4/14ers that will result in them seeking s first the Kingdom of God and becoming Kingdom minded and develop a Kingdom mindset.
  • The 4/14 Window initiative seeks to raise up a new generation from this most receptive generation to transform the world. Pray for Change agents God’s way from the 4/14 generation to be raised up

On the table we find a battle raging for the children and youth of the 4/14 Window  from our World today

The greatest battle going on in our day is the battle for the hearts and minds of men and women. The frontline of that battle is the age group (4-14)

Jesus said the thief comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.  A priority focus for Jesus and Satan are the children.

It is a Bloody Battlefield today. The 4/14ers of the world are being trafficked as sex slaves, made to fight the wars started by the adults, abandoned to fend for themselves on the streets of the cities, struggling in the midst of extreme poverty, ignored by their own fathers, suffering due to divorce of the parents. In Honduras 70% are raised  by single mothers.

 Lives are being cut off my our own human hands even before they make it out of their mothers’ wombs through abortion — approximately 42 Million around the world every single year. 83% of all abortions are obtained in developing countries and 17% occur in developed countries. We excuse ourselves by calling it therapeutic abortion and then define it to include the loss of

On the table we find seven basic challenges to maximize their transformational impact

1. The Spiritual Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2. The Mental / Cognitive Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3. The Physical / Health Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4. The Economic Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

5. The Relational Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

6. The Social Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

7. The Ministry Challenge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

On the table we find the  future of Christianity

  • 4/14ers are the heart of the harvest, Wess Stafford
  • During this decade or ‘window’ most children in this demographic group develop their moral foundations and values
  • It is crucial that we re-prioritize and re-direct mission efforts toward those in the 4/14 Window.
  • We are engaging the next generation of 4/14ers with a view of their transforming the world.
  • The ultimate goal — To equip them to become partners with God on His transformational mission of bringing together all things under the headship of Christ (Eph. 1:9-10) with the result that all things on earth are reconciled and aligned to Him (Col. 1:20).   

Conclusion:

Chuck Colson wrote: The great need of our day is to fuel a movement to equip believers to nurture Christian transformation in minds, lives, relationships, ministries, and spheres of influence around the world. And who should be at the forefront of that movement? The leaders of tomorrow — orthodox believers ages 4-14 firmly rooted in a faith that propels them to be the hands and feet of Christ. … it’s more critical than ever to focus our efforts on reaching this generation. 

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