L.I.T. October Newsletter: L.I.T. Helped Me Fully Understand the Seriousness of Sharing my Faith

L.I.T. Helped Me Fully Understand the Seriousness of Sharing my FaithJayden Elkins

From the teachings of L.I.T., I have learned what it means to step up and be a leader. This gained character trait has not only aided me in the mission field but also in my relationships with the people around me. L.I.T. taught me the importance of having a daily quiet time, or time spent reading and listening to God's Word.

L.I.T. helped me fully understand the seriousness of sharing my faith with others and that the mission field does not disappear once we go home. Even as a young adult, these foundations are still a part of who I am, and I continue to use the tools that L.I.T. equipped me with to this day. —Jaydn Elkins, College Freshman (Jayden is 18 years old, and she has participated in fourteen mission trips, eight of which were international).




Empowering The Next Generation Training in West ZambiaIsaac

Hi. I would like to take this opportunity to express my thanks and testify about what I learned from Dr. Clint May from the Empowering The Next Generation Conference on how the preteens can disciple other children as well as many more topics. As I write, I am a 'new' me. I am different, empowered, and very, very joyful. I have started training others through the same materials. I trained and equipped 52 leaders from 52 churches in the western part of Zambia.

I see children's ministry now through a whole new set of lenses that children have value, a calling, and purpose. I can say I have grown. This course was special; it was not a repetition of what I already know. It was a totally impactful process. The facilitator was friendly but firm. He tolerated my attitude and my times of questioning. What I liked and enjoyed most was his ability to simplify concepts with specific references. More so, he had that rare combination of expanding an answer and sort of preempting other questions I was yet to ask. He left me speechless in most cases. I remain eternally grateful to the Lord and Dr. May as my mentor in children's ministry. My fellow leaders and children here are assured of a top-notch kind of discipleship. —Isaac Mphande

Join Our Work in Zambia

The average church has about 30 children, including leaders. If you would like to sponsor one church, the cost is approximately $ 200. The total number of children we can reach in these churches is 1560. If you would like to sponsor a church or several churches click here and mark your donation to Zambia.

L.I.T. Mission Trip 2021—Fearless, June 19-26, Oklahoma

Fearless MasterEach year preteens, students, and adults come together with a common purpose to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to a lost world. L.I.T. has a proud heritage of sponsoring and hosting more than 29 mission trips in the past 16 years. There is no greater joy than to provide opportunities for young leaders to become missionaries. Through our proven training, resources, and planning, L.I.T. paves the way for a powerful mission event. When you sign up, you will be joining churches from multiple states on a trip that will have a lasting impact on everyone who takes part. You will witness the Holy Spirit working in and through the lives of preteens and students alike. Most importantly, you will see many come to personal faith in Christ.

Online Training: A Fantastic Success!Ezekiel Principle

Our goal for this fall has been to properly train leaders on how to disciple and equip children for ministry and missions. We are excited to announce that we have had at least 887 views of the training videos. This far exceeded our expectations for September. Proper training is key to maximum impact on the lives of children. Praise the Lord! We pray that this will transform the lives of many children. If you would like to go through the training yourself, simply click here. It takes about 55 minutes to go through all eight videos.

Facing Some Challenges This Fall

Clint01It is a joy serving the local church in the U.S. and internationally. Part of our funding as a ministry comes through our yearly subscriptions for L.I.T. resources. This year we have had some setbacks, like many other ministries. Due to COVID-19, some churches have not begun to return to normal. Many have cut out their children's ministry programs altogether. If you do not have children's ministry, you do not need resources. As a result, this has caused a financial setback for us as a ministry. These funds constitute about one-third of our yearly budget. Our subscription fees cover our operating costs as a ministry and allow us the freedom to support churches in the U.S. and internationally that cannot afford materials. The Lord has faithfully provided for us throughout the years. I want to make you aware of this need so that you might pray for us as a ministry and consider partnering with us.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support for L.I.T. We are working together to Empower The Next Generation.

God Bless,

Dr. Clint May

President, L.I.T. Ministries


Prayer Request:


  • For Isaac Mphande and his successful training in Zambia
  • For the success of our online training
  • For the Lord's continued provision for L.I.T.

Prayer Requests

  • For struggling children's pastors with whom we are working as a ministry
  • For the Lord's provision for L.I.T. Ministries
  • For the date approval for our Oklahoma mission trip next summer
  • For the Lord's blessing on future training events
  • For God's guidance and grace as a ministry