Today, there are more than 2.2 billion children on Earth. Nearly two billion of these live in a developing country. (https://www.humanium.org/en/children-world/)
National Association of Evangelicals discovered from one of their surveys that 63% of Christians accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior between the ages of 4 and 14-years-old. Other surveys say as high as 80%. (https://www.mapglobal.org/blog/2018/4/15/what-is-the-4-14-window)
“The Great Commission applies to children as well as to adults. Children, more than any other people group, are receptive to the gospel. Nearly half of the population of every country within the 10/40 Window is also in the 4/14 Window. Where the churches are growing, most of the new converts are under the age of 18. Children are both objectives of, and resources for, Mission in the non-Western world.” (https://www.lausanne.org/about/blog/children-and-the-gospel)
The 4/14 Window refers to the demographic group ages 4 to 14, which is the most open and receptive group to spiritual and developmental input. God is calling us to a new missional focus: the 4/14 Window, the golden age of opportunity to transform the world. God is also calling us to radically change the way we view children and to respond to their strategic importance and rightful place in His kingdom. This often-ignored and suffering people group can be transformed into a precious window of opportunity. The 4/14 Window Movement is a Global Mission Movement focusing on Reaching, Rescuing, Rooting, and Releasing children and youth (0-18 years old) to reach their full transformational impact in their family, community, and nation. (https://luisbushpapers.com/414window)
The Devil’s target on children: VULNERABLE:
Child Abusers/Domestic Violence
Child Labor Slavery
Poverty: Lack of access to food, clean water, clothes, education, and the GOSPEL
Gangs, drugs, criminals
Evil Government Regimes brainwashing
Only 1% of missions money goes to the unreached, yet 86% of the unreached live in the 10/40 window. 87% of missionaries work in the portion of the globe with churched populations. The average Western missionary spends only 3% of his time involved in direct evangelism. The average American Christian gives only 1 penny a day to global missions. (https://www.aboutmissions.org/statistics.html)
Matthew 28: 19-20; Mark 16:15-20 “Go into all the world…” = THE GREAT COMMISSION.
Mark 10:14 “Let the little children come to Me (Jesus).
James 5:7 Precious Fruit
Matthew 18:3 “Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.”
Romans 10:14 “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall ... of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?”