EDUCATION, DISTINCTIVELY CHRISTIAN, VBS, DISCIPLESHIP, SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION
Youth 4 the Kingdom understands that the key to discipleship is to Train Local/Native Workers. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all nations.” Matthew 28:19
We stress the importance of being literate because it is at the foundation of any successful growing community in today’s world. .. is the key for the success of the next generation.
Education is widely accepted to be a fundamental resource, both for individuals and societies. Regarding the consequences of education, a growing body of empirical research suggests that better education yields higher individual income and contributes towards the construction of social capital and long-term economic growth. Though the data shows that literacy is today higher than ever, there are still important challenges in many developing countries.
We emphasize importance of Christian education. Christianity is historically at the heart of free civilized nations.
Education is a common motive in the Bible. Starting with Abraham, of whom God was sure that will teach his children to keep the way of the Lord (Genesis 18:19), to the Israelites in wilderness (Exodus 24:12, Deuteronomy 4:9, 6:7, etc.), and to the community of believers in Jesus Christ (Mark 6:34), the early church (Acts 2:42) and the body of Christ until the end (John 14:26, 1 John 2:27) God Himself is interested and involved in the education of every new generation.
It is common for the pastors in many localities in Africa and Asia to also fill the role of teachers and professors, especially in the rural communities. In order to help them in this role we provide them with age appropriate material and even sponsor repairs and construction of school facilities.
Construction of Schools
We build schools in under-served countries and regions.
In West Africa Y4K teams sponsored and completed reparations of two village schools.
Currently we are involved in the construction of a new school in Senegal in cooperation with a local Christian organization, that received the approval to teach a Christian curriculum during the school year.
New School Construction
Youth and Children’s Ministry: Through VBS and Summer Camps We Introduce Children, Some of Them for the First Time, to the Gospel.
In partnership with local churches and ministers Y4K teams sponsored youth and children camps in Romania, India, and countries from West Africa. In addition to games we did Bible lessons, taught the children songs and did Christian games which for some was the first time that they heard the message of the Gospel. On occasions, when resources were available the Y4K team put together gift packages with sweets, and toys in communities where the children never had the opportunity to receive such gifts.