The other day I read a report on the increase in gold pricing. The price of gold has increased by 72 percent in the last two years! If you purchased an ounce of gold in 2018 at $1,360 per ounce, it is now worth $1,888 an ounce today. I would say that gold is a good investment. You are probably wondering where I am going here. Have you ever thought about eternal investments? What you invest here on Earth does not last. We cannot take it with us when we leave this world.
However, Jesus tells us that there is an eternal investment that has eternal dividends. He said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:19-21).
What we give to God is an eternal investment. There is great joy and giving because the Lord always blesses what we offer to Him. However, where is the most significant potential for my investment in kingdom work? Jesus said, “Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest!” Did you know that 70 percent of those who trust Christ internationally do so between 4 and 14 years of age? But where is the majority of giving targeted? Adults! Children are incredibly open to the Gospel, and they also have their whole lives to live for Christ. When reached, discipled, and trained, they can become world changers for life.
The past 18 years have been incredible. Little did I know when I became Minister of Children at Wedgwood Baptist Church on May 8, 2002, what God had planned. As we began teaching children how to walk with Christ, they transformed before our eyes. When we taught them how to share their faith, they became fearless. When we discovered that they had spiritual gifts, we were blessed to observe the Holy Spirit working through them. As I witnessed these things happening, I realized that these children had received the WHOLE package at the new birth. The Holy Spirit (not a “baby” Holy Spirit) sealed them, gave them spiritual gifts, and empowered them to share the Gospel.
The vision the Lord gave us 18 years ago is now spreading to multiple churches in 19 states in the U.S. and rapidly moving internationally. We have been privileged to take part in training more than 1,500 leaders in 35 countries. We have reached thousands of children who are reaching their friends and family with the Gospel.
I am sharing all of this to invite you to join us on the journey. You have the opportunity to invest in the lives of children, who make up one of the most significant harvest fields in the world. But it does not stop there. You can help us train leaders to reach them with the Gospel and embrace God's plan to disciple and empower them to be the Church today. Will you prayerfully consider this opportunity to financially partner with us? That means the ministry becomes “our” ministry together. Thank you for prayerfully considering joining us. All gifts are very much appreciated.
If you are currently partnering with L.I.T., thank you for working with us.
Dr. Clint May, President L.I.T. Ministries