By Wanda Parker
The Invisible Children of America don’t need a lot of rhetoric – they need true change.
True change involves adults who are willing to get involved and provide intentional, long term nurturing.
It is so easy to throw “things” at children and feel good that we have provided “things” for these poor children. Or we create a program where adults will come and spend an hour a week with kids – and we feel like we have done so much. It makes us feel good – does it really make much of a change in the kids’ lives?
Research is showing that though there may be immediate changes – those changes aren’t lasting. What these kids need is intentional long term nurturing.
But who can do that?
That is why KidTrek is placing missionaries into churches. These missionaries can concentrate on the Invisible Children in the community and their families. In doing so they can provide the real needs of the kids and thus true, lasting change will happen.
A Secondary-Nurturer (Missionary)is challenged to count the cost, addressing the personal drain of time, emotions, physical, social and spiritual. A Secondary-Nurturer must pray and fast; not a fast from food, a fast from the things he desires for himself as he unselfishly pours himself into the lives of kids.
“Having so fond an affection for you, we were well-pleased to impart to you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us.” I Thessalonians 2: 8
If you would like to learn more about what a Secondary Nurturer/Missionary does click here then scroll down to Secondary Nurturers
To make this happen we need the funding to support these missionaries. If you would like to be a financial warrior click here
If you think the Lord may be calling you to be a missionary click here
If you are a church who would like to partner with KidTrek to place missionaries in your community click here
Pray and ask the Lord how He wants you to join the walk.