SECURING THE FUTURE Psalm 127:3-5

ĎBehold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of the warrior, so are the children of oneís youth. ĎHappy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, But shall speak with their enemies in the gateí (Psalm 127:3-5).

Preamble
Thank God for what FBC, Okeílerin has done in time past for children and teens. The Children Section is a vivid example of the investment made decades ago. I appreciate all of you who had labored and /or are laboring over children and teens in a number of capacities. These areas include teaching and serving as counselors of Girls Auxillary, Royal Ambassadors, and Sunbeam; serving in the Children Section; and teaching in both primary and secondary schools; and higher institutions of learning. You are all co-laborers with God in molding the lives of the young ones.

Please Note These
At FBC, Okeílerin, the current population of those within the age bracket 1-19 years (children and teens) stands at 35%. Thatís huge. We canít afford to neglect such a population. You will agree with me that that population is the future of the church, the community, and the nation as a whole. If there is an age group that Satan has focused on, itís 19 and below. Itís his main target because he believes that such age group will take over everything in the next 20-30 years. The Devilís attention is on our children and teens. Heís after the future. Perhaps he has better understanding than most believers. Thatís the reason many strange things are happening to and through children and teens in our generation.

Decades ago, secondary schools and universities were the main focus of Christian organizations. God raised giants in those days. Suddenly, the Devil ventured into those schools and things changed drastically. As we speak, primary school kids are being corrupted. Can you imagine an 8 years old boy in Port Harcourt who confessed that he had raped 3 girls?

Letís Arise to Secure the Future
Itís time to arise and rescue the situation. All hands must be on deck to secure the future by securing the glorious destines of all our kids and teens from contamination and corruption. God has great plans for all our children. We must arise to partner with Him. We must take pragmatic and urgent steps to actualize their life purposes. We must employ and deploy our best hands to mold our children and teens.
*The Tweens and Teens Section takes off August 4, 2019 by Godís grace.
*At 30-hour training in Teens Ministry holds this weekend.
*Part of our budget will go to Tweens and Teens Ministry.
*When the Tweens and Teens Section takes off, the Children Section will be reorganized for better delivery.

You may want to ask: How can I come in?
*Pray for the actualization of the vision to secure the future.
*You can be a volunteer
*You can make a financial commitment.

Conclusion
Our goal is to raise children and teens who are purpose-driven arrows that will silence all kinds of enemies in the future. It is achievable under God. Letís arise and secure the future.