"I Had a Fire in My Heart" September Newsletter 2022

I Had a Fire in My Heart by Madison MillerMadison Miller

When I was in 5th grade, I started Leaders In Training. During that time, I learned how to make my faith my own and share it with others. On my first L.I.T. mission trip, God used me to lead a girl my age to Christ. From that moment on, I had a fire in my heart for sharing my faith and ministering to the kids around me.

From 5th grade to now, I have had the opportunity to invest in and disciple children. I started off by teaching a Sunday school class when I was in 6th grade. I was a Children’s Intern in college. Now, I work as part of a kids’ ministry. 


Why Going Deep? by Clint MayClint

Have you ever heard a pastor say, “I had my message all planned out and the Lord changed everything before I stepped up here?” That is what happened with my book (His book), Going Deep.

I started out writing to develop a handbook that pretty much covered our training. But the Lord changed that one evening. He flooded my mind with testimonies and stories from kids from the past 16 years of L.I.T. In about three hours, there were 20 to 30 stories that came to mind.

Well, just like the many pastors who said, “The Lord changed the message,” Going Deep is not a training manual at all. It quickly became a compilation of awe-inspiring stories and testimonies of God’s work in and through children on mission with the Gospel. From our first mission trip in 2004 to today, I have been videotaping and documenting an incredible move of God in the lives of preteens. My biggest surprise was how the Holy Spirit empowers children as they share Christ and serve.

As I started writing the book, the Lord began to show me a common thread throughout the last 30 mission trips I have been on. God shows up when we (adults) get out of the way and allow Him to work in and through the lives of kids.

What I have come to realize as I have reflected on these stories and testimonies is that God is calling children to join Him on His Great Commission so that every tribe and people group will know their rightful King. The Holy Spirit shows up so powerfully in the lives of kids as they join God’s Commission to reach the world.

During the first release of the book on August 1, the book moved to number one new release on Amazon. My prayer is the Lord will use Going Deep to open the eyes of pastors and leaders worldwide. He is doing a work in children, and we want to share that work with everyone we know. Please purchase a copy for yourself, your pastor, and your leadership.

I promise you that you and your leaders will be blessed and inspired by what you read. You will hear and see God’s story and His plan for kids today. This is His story, and I am honored and blessed to be a part of it. As always, we are forever grateful for your prayers and support. This has been an incredible journey together.

Zambia Kids

Our Training in Africa Is Having a Great Impact

by Isaac Mphande

The Lord has blessed our efforts in Africa. Churches are taking to heart what they have learned through the ETNG (Empowering The Next Generation) training. Many are planning for 2023 to mobilize their children on mission trips and outreaches into their local communities. They have reached thousands of children with the Gospel and have quickly moved into discipling them so they might do the same. Children are learning spiritual disciplines and the importance of spending daily time with Christ.

We are looking at Uganda for our next training event. The cost will be $1,884. If you would like to give to support this effort, click here.

September 26-28, ETNG Leadership Training, Littleton, ColoradoENTG Leadership Training

Location: Horizon Christian Fellowship, 5470 S Lowell Blvd, Littleton, CO 80123

Purpose: To learn to Disciple, Equip, and Release children in ministry with a proven process. Organize Your Ministry + Disciple Kids + Empower Kids + Release Young Ministers



It is quite amazing what the Lord has done throughout the past 20 years of L.I.T. One of the most impactful things we do as a ministry is our mission trips. This summer we hosted our 32nd mission trip. There have been more than 3,500 preteens, and leaders take part in the trips from 45 churches in six states. They have led at least 1,400 people to Christ. Praise the Lord! We are already planning our trips for next summer 2023. We are looking at North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas next year.  Please check the website for dates and locations.




  • For God’s presence and power during our summer mission trips
  • For the many children who came to faith in Christ
  • For the changed lives of the many preteens and students who took part in the trips
  • For Lakeshore Baptist Church hosting our mission trip
  • For God's continued provision for L.I.T.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray for God’s provision for the ministry. Overhead costs and the economic impact are affecting the L.I.T. budget.
  • For wisdom in the planning of next summer’s mission trips
  • For the Lord to use the book Going Deep to open the hearts of leaders worldwide to a powerful move of God in the lives of children
  • For our upcoming training in Littleton, Colorado
If you would like to join us on the journey, click here for more information.