Children...the World's Greatest Mission Field

"You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’  But I say, wake up and look around.  The fields are already ripe for harvest."  John 4:35

I believe the greatest mission field in the world is children.  Stats show that the vast majority of people who come to Christ, do so when they are children. 

Time is short.

There are 2.2 billion children in the world.

22,000 children die each day due to poverty.

1.8 million children die each year due to diarrhoea.

1.4 million children die each year due to lack of sanitary drinking water.

2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized.

What should we do?

The church must pray for children to come to Christ.

The church must make reaching children a priority.

The church must invest heavily in reaching children.  Why wouldn't we invest the most money in the ripest harvest field?

The church must raise up children's ministry leaders.

The field is children and the harvest is ripe.  Let's get busy.