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Children: The Greatest in the Kingdom

 At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. “Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea. ~ (Matthew 18:1-6 ESV)

It’s evident Jesus loves children, and He was very intentional concerning our relationship with Him; it must be like that of a child. This goes completely contrary to our adult thinking. I remember my parents saying, “Children are to be seen and not heard.” Even Paul says to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 13:11 ESV), “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways.”

I don’t believe Jesus was encouraging us to act like children, but to observe and emulate a child’s character of unconditional love, purity, grace, service, compassion, and absolute awe and adoration of the Father. What better way to observe children than to spend time among them.

In less than a month, Becky and I will get to spend some time with a school full of little children in Eldoret, Kenya. Princedom School was started, 2012, in partnership with Logos Revival Ministries and Breathe International. Logos provided the land and original building, and we help fund tuition, books, uniforms, food, teachers and cooks. Many of the initial students and staff were widows and orphans we began caring for in 2010 when we launched Breathe.

I did not get to see the children during either of my last 2 trips because they were already out of class for the holidays, so this going to be exciting to engage with them during their school year.

The Lord has blessed our small beginnings and our director, Lawrence Otieno, makes the funds stretch through partnerships with local farmers and church donations, but there is so much more work to do. We need to grow the school to educate more orphans, which will require more classrooms, teachers, cooks, food, desk, uniforms, books and supplies.

We are asking that you pray how you can support Princedom School, in Eldoret, and help send Becky and I to Kenya so we can minister to the little ones. They are truly precious in His sight.

Please visit our “DONATE” page at http://breatheinternational.com/donate/ to give financially. All donations are tax exempt under IRS Code 501(c)(3).

Be sure to check the “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund.” Then select from the drop down one of the following (see attached picture at the bottom):

  • Kenya Mission 2015 – James & Becky (Fund the overall trip)
  • Princedom School – Eldoret, Kenya (All funds will go to school)

Most importantly, please pray for us now, during and on our return. We trust God’s favor, purpose and will be done on this mission, and appreciate your partnership.

Blessings,

James & Becky Miller
“Missionaries to a Generation”

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