Children's Ministry

children-coloringSince our incorporation in 2001 we have worked with children traumatized by the affects of war, slavery, abuse, poverty, abandonment, sickness, hunger and other crisis situations. Not until the Syrian, Iraqi, Sudanese and Fulani refugee crisis's have we ever seen absolute hopelessness and the levels of abuse and suffering among children that we are seeing now.

Currently in the Middle East (as specific as we can be online), we are now supporting a Christian school for Syrian refugee children. Over 135 refugee children are being loved, cared for, fed, educated and have a 'safe place' at this school which was founded by an indigenous pastor and his family. The leadership, staff, counselors and teachers are all doing an excellent ministry among these oppressed and traumatized Syrian children. Many children and their entire families have come to faith in Christ through this school. We need to raise $950.00 per month to purchase food for the children, school supplies and some income for the teachers in just this one school.

children-feedingWe also fund the weekly distribution of fresh vegetables from our partnership farm located in the same region to feed these students and their families. As we have funds to do so, we also provide medicines, emergency medical care and basic hygiene products that they have no ways to secure on their own as refugees.

We also fund medical supplies, hygiene products, blankets and school tuition for children outside the area of our school so that they can at least get a basic education. Right now, we are only able to help a small number of children outside our school, but we could help tens of thousands more if we just had the funds to actually purchase the products. We do not need money to hire staff, we have several indigenous Christians on the ground that will do the work if we can just give them the supplies to work with.

children-healthAs refugees, the people come into their countries of refuge with nothing except what they can carry on the backs as they travel several days through the harsh deserts. They are not allowed to legally work inside their countries of refuge because there are just too many of them. International relief organizations can only give them tarps to make a tent, blankets, a small gas stove and a small monthly food card. To get medical care, medicines and basic hygiene products (toilet paper, diapers, feminine products, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, clothes, etc.., they have to sell their food cards for pennies on the dollar---meaning they have to choose between those needs and food for their families. Your cash donations can help us literally help millions of these needy children and their families around the world while we share with them the Good News of Jesus Christ.

children-smilesFor many years Cattle for Christ has been involved in schools and orphanages among Muslims in Mauritania, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Ethiopia. Due to safety concerns for those who are being served and to protect the identity of those doing the work, we cannot show pictures of this work on the Internet. We do show some of these pictures in small groups or in churches upon request. These children are also victims of abuse, neglect, poverty, violence and abandonment. Many of the girls are not even allowed to be educated in the Muslim cultures, so provisions have to be made to educate them under the radar. The opportunities to bring these children into loving, safe, Christian environments where they can be loved, fed, educated and shown the love of Christ, will prepare them to be well educated and Christian agents of change in their own cultures. Nobody can reach Muslims as effectively as Christians who were once Muslims and who know the Islamic religion and the Koran, but who also now know Jesus and the Bible. We refer to them as Muslim Background Believers and Cattle for Christ has worked since 2001 to help in these new Christians be established in their faith and trained to reach others. This need is ongoing and can be expanded as much as funding will allow.

children-wilmaNothing will deter the threat and oppression the world faces from radical Islam like the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ--but they have to hear the Gospel to be changed! The younger they hear, the more open they are to the Gospel and the ways of Christ. Please donate today to help us minister to the growing needs and numbers of children living in crisis both here at home and around the world.

trailblazer-girlThe CFC SIDEKICK talking stuffed animal is an exciting and cutting edge ministry that Cattle for Christ initiated to reach and minister to the needs of children in America. This is a ministry that we are the most excited about and one that will not only minister to children living in crisis situations, but will also minister equally to every child (boys and girls) regardless of their circumstances, standard of living or social setting. We sincerely believe that this ministry resource will literally transform the lives of entire generations of children in America for the Glory of God and for the benefit of our nation and the world! We believe the CFC SIDEKICKS will help raise up an entire generation of children in America who possess a Biblical worldview and understanding of God's love that has been lost since God, prayer and the Bible were taken out of public schools. Our children are being bombarded by media, advertising and entertainment that teach them everything except Godly Biblical principles. The CFC SIDEKICKS will help to give the children a foundation to stand on to resist the teachings the world and culture are trying in every way to lure them away from God.

children-prayingWe believe these players with the 'Father's Love Letter' message alone, will raise up an entire generation of children who know of God's love for them and His plans for their lives. As they go to sleep every night snuggling with their animal and listening to these soothing and moving messages, the Holy Spirit will be planting seeds in their hearts that will grow and that never leave them. SIDEKICKs make excellent gifts for baby showers, Christmas gifts, birthdays, or just as gifts to give your children, grandchildren or any child you want to bless and teach about God's love for them.

The CFC SIDEKICKS are not just stuffed animals--they are plush, huggable stuffed animals that any child would love to have and they can also be customized to be given out by individuals, businesses, churches, universities, and civic organizations targeting children at risk or who are sick or hurting. We already have a few hundred of these animals available (teddy bear, tiger and elephants) with an audio that we were given special permission to use by its author; Barry Adams, who is the founder of FatherHeart TV. The audio is called: The Father's Love Letter and is absolutely the best audio that we have heard to help reach children with Gospel message and teach them of the Father's love for them as individuals and His plans for their lives.

trailblazer-childrenWe are also working to raise funds ($50,000.00) to create and produce other animals such as cows, horses, dogs, sheep, lions, etc. We must have the funds before we order, because minimum quantities are required to get the best pricing on each animal. Custom audios can also be added from Universities, Businesses, Churches, Civic Organizations, etc.., so that children will know who gave them the animals. (CFC SIDEKICKS and our other CFC TRAILBLAZER players are not sold, but are made available for a minimum income tax deductible donation). Click Contact Us to discuss minimum donations for the SIDEKICKS or click here to make a donation now to provide a CFC SIDEKICK for those you love or for us to give away for you.

Our goal is to get these talking animals into the hands of every child in America at the earliest age possible. As your children are put to bed every night hugging their very own plush stuffed animal, the Father's Love Letter, the song 'Father Love You', and the prayer 'Your Are My Father' that follows, will lull them to sleep while instilling in them the Father's love and Biblical teaching. This tremendous audio is designed to be peaceful and relaxing, and it surely is.

We are also currently working to develop professionally produced custom audios for specific crises situations and traumas that our own children are facing such as cancer, physical and sexual abuse, grief, divorce, abandonment, etc., that will be added to the Father's Love Letter audio on the CFC SIDEKICK animal's players. These will be the first tools of their kind on the market and will help children and their families right here at home learn how to deal with the traumas they are facing while also learning about the Father's love for them. Using this combination of the custom audios addressing specific traumas added to the message of the Father's Love Letter, these talking SIDEKICK animals can literally help us raise up a whole generation of children in America who not only receive help in overcoming and surviving their crisis situations, but who will also learn to love God, as they learn of His love for them and His love for others. It will also teach them God's Word and even how to pray in a way they can understand!

trailblazer-kidsThese talking, huggable animals have been tested around the world (under the name of Wildlife Storytellers who was the brainchild of Susan VonOlszewski and have proven to be just as effective to ministering to teens, adults, and the elderly--especially with children and women who have been victims of sex trafficking or abuse. The idea of putting the Father's Love Letter and custom audio addressing specific trauma and crisis situations that children in America are facing, was an idea that the Holy Spirit gave to Cattle for Christ as we prayed for a God's guidance as to how we could best reach and minister to the needs of our own children while also ministering to the needs of all of God's children around the world. This happened when Glenn and John Ramey were working with children in the Middle East and witnessed an 11 year old girl named Mise, pour kerosene over her head as set herself on fire because she heard she was going to be raped again that night! We have to do something to minister to and help children that are suffering and facing severe traumas and crisis situations, the CFC TRAILBLAZER is our best approach to help them.

Once we get the CFC SIDEKICK ministry funded for use here at home, it will enable us to also implement the ministry to the rest of the world's children--especially those living in crisis situations. The CFC SIDEKICK players are not for sale, but are being made available for a minimum income tax deductible charitable donation payable to Cattle for Christ (You can contact us for minimum donation amounts and donate online on this site). You can get animals for your children and grandchildren or to give away to others, or you can give funding to provide them for Cattle for Christ or other organizations to strategically place among children in America who have the greatest need. If you want them distributed to other countries in their own language, we are eager to do that too.

children-glenngroupFor many years Cattle for Christ has been involved in schools and orphanages among Muslims in Mauritania, Lebanon, Afghanistan and Ethiopia. Due to safety concerns for those who are being served and to protect the identity of those doing the work, we cannot show pictures of this work on the Internet. We do show some of these pictures in small groups or in churches upon request. These children are also victims of abuse, neglect, poverty, violence and abandonment. Many of the girls are not even allowed to be educated in the Muslim cultures, so provisions have to be made to educate them under the radar. The opportunities to bring these children into loving, safe, Christian environments where they can be loved, fed, educated and shown the love of Christ, will prepare them to be well educated and Christian agents of change in their own cultures. Nobody can reach Muslims as effectively as Christians who were once Muslims and who know the Islamic religion and the Koran, but who also now know Jesus and the Bible. We refer to them as Muslim Background Believers and Cattle for Christ has worked since 2001 to help in these new Christians be established in their faith and trained to reach others. This need is ongoing and can be expanded as much as funding will allow.

children-groupNothing will deter the threat and oppression the world faces from radical Islam like the love and Gospel of Jesus Christ--but they have to hear the Gospel to be changed! The younger they hear, the more open they are to the Gospel and the ways of Christ. Please donate today to help us minister to the growing needs and numbers of children living in crisis both here at home and around the world.

Though we have funded and been involved in children's ministry in Beirut, Uganda, India, Mauritania, Jamaica, Ethiopia, Nepal, Haiti, the Middle East, West Africa and in several South and Central American countries, four of our greatest success stories have been in Peru and in the Middle East. With the help of Larry Cochran, (past President of GO InterNational, Glenn's missions mentor, and a CFC Board Member since our incorporation in 2001), Cattle for Christ was able to be a part of the establishment and growth of the George Washington Carver School in Chincha, Peru, founded and managed by Geraldo Guzman and his family. This school which was built in one of the barrios (slum areas) of Chincha, is one of a kind. Not only do the children get one of the best educations in Peru, they also get a Christian education. These children are loved and held to the highest standards of academic achievement. They win almost every competition they are in, competing against the largest schools in Peru.

The George Washington Carver School has since planted a second school and together have over 410 students currently enrolled. In addition to providing a top rated education, the children are also being taught the Bible and Biblical principles for living. Yes, they still have prayer and Bible reading in every class and most all of the children and many of the parents have come to know Jesus in a personal way. A good education, combined with the Gospel and training in Biblical principles is the key to breaking and reducing the vicious cycle of poverty and abuse in the world. These schools in Chincha that we started funding in 2001 are now self sustaining, which is the goal for all of our work around the world.

trailblazer-animalkidsThe second success story is in the community of Comas, Peru (in the outskirts of Lima) where Wilma Grandez runs a school for poor and abused children. She now has over 150 full-time students. The geographical setting is very poor and barren. When Wilma first started ministering to the children of this area 13-14 years ago, she would cook whatever food she could carry up the mountain in a large pot and would feed as many children as she could. While she fed them, she also taught them Bible stories and songs. Cattle for Christ purchased the very first gas stove, pots and pans, and bagged rice and beans, and other supplies when this school was still just one of four feeding stations that were strategically spread out across this community where Wilma was reaching out to poor and abused children. In 2011 the construction of the official school was completed and full accreditation was granted by the Government.

To see kindergarten children (all abused and extremely poor children) reading and writing in cursive (in English and in Spanish) is such a blessing and an amazing achievement. When you walk into the kindergarten classroom and hear the children quoting the 23rd and 100th Psalm at the top of their lungs, you can see God has been at work and Wilma has been faithful. The same level of success was evident in all the classrooms which go through the 6th grade. The children get a nutritious breakfast and lunch while they are in school. Sadly, many of the children have to return home, back into the abusive situations every afternoon when school is over. This is probably the toughest mental and emotional obstacle for Wilma and the other teachers. The Government who once opposed Wilma's school in most every way now endorses her work, but they still will not allow her to house the children at the school overnight.

Wilma also works with many of the mothers in the community to help them learn skills to support their family. She has led many of them to the Lord and they now help her. Having Christian mothers to go home to who now have the skills and opportunity to earn some income has reduced the abuse in some homes, but many more children continue to suffer. In most of the homes daddy's are not present--either off looking for work or otherwise absent.

children-cornIn spite of all the oppression and the hundreds of thousands of other children who are not being reached, hundreds of these children have been ministered to, loved and educated throughout the years. They now have a good education and have the Living Jesus in their hearts enabling them to go out and rise above the poverty and abuse and to become agents of change in their own and other communities. It is difficult to find the words to describe how great the needs are, how precious the children are, and how greatly the Lord is using Geraldo, Wilma, and their families to bless these children and help them reach their God given potential.

 

children-girlMinistering to the needs of children living in crisis situations is one of the greatest privileges and highest priorities that we have at Cattle for Christ. Yet, it is one of the greatest needs and is some the most heart wrenching ministries that we do. The rewards are so great, but the need is almost overwhelming. We see masses of these precious, helpless children and the challenges and circumstances they face on a daily basis that no child should ever have to face.

children-glennbabyPictures cannot portray the poverty, the suffering or the abuse (physical, sexual and emotional) that most of these children have to endure. For most children around the world, these problems are only getting worse, especially sexual abuse and the affects of war and terrorism. Through strategic partnerships and our ministry partners, we have been able to touch and change the lives and the futures of thousands of these children living in crisis situations.

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