International (MNN) — The Next Generation is entering a “rough” world.
Around 1.2 million children are trafficked every year, UNICEF estimates. Approximately 150 million are classified as child laborers. Furthermore, about 250 million women alive today were married before their 15th birthday.
And yet, God is at work.
Matt Parker of Kids Alive International says they’re holding a Global Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer tomorrow.
“We’re wanting firstly just to thank God for His provision and His blessing to us, but then also to pray for some of the needs and challenges that we as an organization face daily around the world,” Parker explains.
“We have seen many prayers answered in incredible ways throughout almost a century of service to the world’s suffering children.”
Kids Alive helps vulnerable children in 15 countries spread across five of the world’s seven continents. As Kids Alive workers meet children’s physical needs and share the hope of Christ, young lives are forever changed
“It is God alone who transforms lives,” clarifies Parker.
“Kids that’ve been exposed to witchcraft, kids who come from the streets, and they’ve been exposed to all kinds of terrors: we’ve really seen their lives turn around.”
Global Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer
There are a few ways the Global Day of Thanksgiving and Prayer will be taking place tomorrow.
“There are going to be prayer meetings happening all around the world, people praying as individuals, some people will be fasting for Kids Alive on that day,” Parker explains.
“We’re [also] going to have a lot of information coming up on social media; we’ll have a prayer blog that will be up with prayer requests from all around the world.”
In addition, children under Kids Alive care will be praying for one another.
“Kids in Lebanon, for example, [will be] praying for children in the Dominican Republic,” says Parker. “Kids in Peru [will be] praying for Kenya, and so on.”
Through the various ministry efforts of Kids Alive, orphans and abandoned children around the world are being given education, clothing, healthy food, medical care, and – most importantly – the love of Christ. Their work is only possible with your help; get involved here.