We Have a House Full of Jesus Lovers L.I.T. Newsletter April 2023
We Have a House Full of Jesus Lovers by DeAnn Noyes
In the spring of 2019 when the Lord introduced me to Clint and Leaders In Training, I had several prayer burdens for the children and families that attended our ministry. The first was that the children and youth would know the Lord more deeply and recognize their ability to serve Him for His Kingdom purposes right now, at their ages. Second, that parents would be equipped to effectively disciple their children at home. Third, that we would be able to reach the multiple apartment communities around us with the gospel of Jesus Christ. At the time, we had a midweek service that was anemic, with only one family attending and one servant committed to ministering to those three children. There was no midweek service for our youth. Churches in our area were all discontinuing their midweek services due to low attendance.
The Lord called me to attend an L.I.T. training conference in Texas and answered all of those prayer burdens with one solution. Beginning L.I.T. at our church would give us the tools we needed to equip parents, make disciples, and then obey the Great Commission by going on mission trips with L.I.T. It would be on these trips that we would learn how to take the gospel to the community around our church. We also saw the power of God move in and through the kids and youth as they surrendered fully to Him and walked in obedience to His Word!
Fast forward four years, and we now have a house full of Jesus lovers excited to worship Him during our L.I.T. training time on Sunday nights. We have started disciple groups for our adults and youth who have aged out of the L.I.T. materials. We have seen an abundant and steady transformation in our kids, youth, and adults. The Lord is bearing fruit in them that we never saw before when they were all coming to church instead of being the Church. Fifty percent of our L.I.T. participants are youth who have grown in their walk with the Lord and are serving as leaders to the elementary-aged kids. Many are serving in various capacities in our church, including children’s ministry, information booth, sound/tech team, and some are leading Bible studies with their peers or discipling younger kids. All have committed to our newest adventure of hosting an L.I.T. missions trip in our own city of Littleton, CO. The passion to serve Jesus continues to grow, and we look forward to how He will change us and use us for His glory going forward! I praise God for leading us to obey Him fully in these areas that we were previously missing. We are grateful for God’s plan and vision for Clint’s life as well. His obedience and yielding to the Lord has impacted us greatly!
Thank you Clint! It’s a great God story! I couldn’t be more blessed.
Continuing the Work in Burkina Faso
We are currently in the process of translating L.I.T. devotionals and discipleship materials into French to be used in Burkina Faso. Heidi is working with a translator at this time. Please keep them in your prayers through this process. Their trained leaders have reached more than one million children there, and they are now turning their focus to discipling and equipping them to be missionaries throughout the country.
Empowering The Next Generation Conference Uganda by Isaac Mphande
It's a joy once again to report that we had a successful Empowering The Next Generation Conference in Uganda. The training was well attended. We had 32 participants—a combination of pastors, Sunday school leaders, and other departmental leaders. We had all the training materials. We praise God for Veronica Ebbie for all the support in running the training. At the end of the training, we established a ministry team to oversee the work of L.I.T in Uganda. We also had a local representation from the village in that district. They were very thankful to God for L.I.T. reaching out to the children and the church in Uganda and empowering them to disciple children.
God Is at Work by Dr. Clint May
A lot of exciting news this month from Burkina Faso to Littleton, Colorado. God is at work in powerful ways through L.I.T. Ministries. It is my deepest passion to reach children and teach them how to walk with the Master daily. The Gospel message is more than a prayer; it is a calling to follow. The joy I have found with many others is to see children and students transform into disciples of Christ.
To see a fire light up in their hearts on mission is amazing to me. As we approach the month of May, we are heading straight into our mission trips. We are blessed with a team of great folks who will be running the trips in Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, and North Carolina. Churches will begin training their preteens and students about nine weeks out from their mission trip. Please keep all of those involved in your prayers.
That you again for your continued prayers and support. They are deeply felt.
In His Service,
Dr. Clint May
President, L.I.T. Ministries
- For our completed training in Burkina Faso led by Isaac Mphande and Heidi Hayslip
- For God's continued provision for L.I.T. Ministries
- For a successful Missions-Evangelism Training Conference
- For Vicki as she is all clear of cancer after a year of treatment
- For our Empowering Kids Fundraiser to be a success
- For our continued planning for the summer mission trips in Colorado, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Texas
- For continued growth of the work here in the United States and for wisdom for Clint as he meets with church leaders
- For the many opportunities worldwide and for wisdom and grace for the next steps