was started way back in 1990. Children in India are most deprived
of God's Word. Major cities have a network of Sunday Schools
and Vacation Bible Schools. In villages, Sunday schools are
not run regularly, in interiors, the concept is almost absent.
Parents do not take the children to churches on Sunday treating
them as impediment. Even they don't teach their Children fundamentals
of the Bible. They believe that Children do learn all these
things when they grow and go to a Church.When they grow godless,
how difficult will it be for anybody to bring them to Christ.
Thus, a great vacuum is created in the lives of children.
Adding to this, there are no trained teachers to teach the
children nor many interested in this patient task. The villages
and the remote interiors are in total darkness in this field
During the early nineties,
a sincere effort was made to start Children ministry with
the help of some local school teachers. The plan is local,
the syllabus is self-made and the teaching methods archaic.
There was a lot of response from the kids. The parents were
happy too as their children had learnt some biblical truths
and behavioral patterns. A few action songs made them more
Starting with the
attendance of a 100, the 5-day classes slowly picked up and
by the 3rd day, the strength was 500. Meanwhile, the villagers
came forward to supply toffees to the children and there was
a lot of parent-involvement. On the last day, Paper Crowns
were made with scripture portions penned on them. Of course
after wearing them, the little children felt as they were
kings. Small children; small beginning; yet great joy.
On the last day, all
these 500 children would take out a procession through all
the streets of the village. With some difficulty, sufficient
number of tracts were acquired and these were all distributed
to all the non-Christian community. When children were shouting
Biblical slogans like-
"Jesus is the Saviour
of the world…..
Believe in Jesus, He takes away your sins…..
Jesus - Prince of Peace…..
Believe and Believe - Believe in Jesus…..
These slogans as well
as the distribution of the tracts had brought wonderful glory
to the Lord. Through this demonstration, gospel was preached
in its most acceptable way. The children have become a medium
to the great commandment.
From there on, very
genuine efforts are being made to extend this work to other
villages but the restraints are many. Dearth of dedicated
teachers, absence of commitment, lack of printed material,
inability to acquire charts, aids and tapes and financial
restraints. Even then, how can we stop this noble ministry?
The need for a full
pledged children's Ministry is seen all through these years.
With the advancement of knowledge, technology and the craze
for television, children in their early age have become prone
to sin. Unfortunately, sin is being portrayed as a way of
life. Unless the Biblical truth is founded in the hearts of
the children, there is no way to escape this satanic onslaught
on the young minds. At any cost, the MFCR is determined
to make the Children Ministry a national movement and looking
for people with similar vision to come and join this gigantic