Posted by: Omar C. Garcia | November 28, 2018

Into the 4/14 Window

For years missiologists have challenged the church to reach into the 10/40 Window — a rectangular shaped area located between 10 degrees and 40 degrees latitude north of the equator. This geographical region stretches from North Africa all the way to East Asia and is home to the world’s least reached people groups.


In addition to venturing into the 10/40 Window, our missions ministry is actively engaged in the 4/14 Window. This window is not defined by latitude or longitude. Instead it defines the ages during which most people come to faith in Christ. Children are most likely to embrace the gospel between the ages of 4 and 14.

Children represent the largest unreached people group in the world as well as the most receptive people group to every form of spiritual and developmental input. That’s why we have made caring for children a priority in our work among the nations. We care deeply about the physical and spiritual welfare of children around the globe.

Many children live in dangerous contexts that threaten to rob them of their innocence and, in some cases, their lives. Whether that context is the womb of an abortion-minded woman or a geographic location where children are at risk of disease, disasters, and deprivation — we are committed to championing the rights and meeting the needs of children at risk.


Many children live in cultures that are hostile to the gospel and keep people in darkness. Unless someone moves in the direction of these children, they may never have an opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus Christ. We are committed to pushing past fear and moving in the direction of these cultures in order to show and to share the love of God with children.

We also believe that children should have access to a good education that includes exposure to a biblical worldview. That’s why we are also committed to funding education initiatives in some of the most unlikely places — from the beaches of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to remote Himalayan villages in Nepal, from the hills of the Indian subcontinent to the jungles Cambodia and beyond.

If you are a Kingsland member, check your mailbox this week for your copy of our 2019 missions publication — “Into the 4/14 Window.” 
As you read through the pages of this publication, you will learn about some of the ways in which we are impacting the lives of children around the world.

Ask God to open your eyes and your heart to the plight and needs of children among the nations where we are engaged. And ask God to guide you in your giving to our missions ministry so that we can continue to change the world for children in the 4/14 Window and beyond.


Responses

  1. Omar,
    I always love reading your blogs. Reading your blog today, touched my heart about reaching the lives of children with the plan of salvation.
    I remember growing up that I heard the term “childlike” faith often at my church. I really never thought about the true meaning of that term, until I was an adult. Children are usually so trusting at a young age and more accepting. Grace and forgiveness are
    difficult for people to accept as they become older and more educated.
    The terms “childish” and “childlike” are vastly different. When you
    think of “childish” you associate it with immaturity, selfishness, obnoxiousness , (negative things) but, with “childlike” you think of trust,
    faith, forgiveness, innocence. What a wonderful ministry to change the world
    for children! I would like to get a copy of Kingsland 2019 Mission Publication.

    Thank you for sharing this information with us and for truly being the hands and feet of Jesus. I love the scripture Matthew 25:40 Truly I tell you whatever
    you did for one of the least of these brothers & sisters of mine, you did for Me.

    In Christian Love,
    Cindie

    • Good words, Cindie. Thanks for sharing. We are excited about what the new year will bring in terms of our outreach to children around the world. I have reserved a copy of our publication for you. So grateful for our family. Hope to see you all at Christmas.

  2. So very very thankful for your partnership here in Nicaragua!

    • Thanks, Marilyn. We love your family and are grateful for our partnership in the gospel.


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