thinkSMALL Global Leaders

Southeast Asia

Thailand

Thailand is a Buddhist nation. Less than 1% of Thais proclaim Jesus as Lord. Drugs, trafficking and abuse are common problems.

thinkSMALL’s teams began working with churches in 2007:

  • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers year to date: 2,988 (2024)
  • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship year to date: 2,830 (2024)
  • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers since the beginning: 259,392
  • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship since the beginning: 235,773

Church teams are reaching into schools, slums, villages and cities to bring children to Christ!

7 churches have been planted through thinkSMALL outreaches!

Amazing results from just 4 church training teams (13 total people)! 

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Philippines

We have a dynamic new team based in Cebu, a major city in the Philippines!

This team is actively training local churches in Cebu to reach children for Christ through our outreaches.They will be also training adults how to protect children in church and in their homes.

Our vision is to reach all areas of the Philippines and help churches protect and bring children into a life-long relationship with Jesus!

So far over 2300 have made decisions to believe and follow Christ and over 50% are in discipleship!

We appreciate your prayers for the children and churches of the Philippines!

  • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers year to date: 630 (2024)
  • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship year to date: 367 (2024)
  • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers since the beginning: 7,375
  • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship since the beginning: 5,861

South Asia

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thinkSMALL has been working with churches in South Asia since 2018. The areas we serve are only 2.5% Christian. Children are at high risk of trafficking, drugs and abuse.

God is working and saving these children.

  • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers year to date: 2,618 (2024)
  • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship year to date: 1,209 (2024)
  • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers since the beginning: 33,735
  • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship since the beginning: 27,481

Amazing results from just 2 church training teams (3 people each)!

Africa

Burundi

Burundi is the poorest nation in the world. Over 50% of Burundi is under the age of 15. Religions in Burundi are folk religions, Muslim or Christian. 

Children are often abused and kept from school in poor areas. thinkSMALL’s “Positive Parenting” workshops have helped turn this around! 

Churches in Burundi are  working with thinkSMALL to travel to cities and villages throughout the nation. People are coming to Christ faster than any time in modern history–and getting into church discipleship!

thinkSMALL’s 4 Burundi teams began working with churches in 2018. 

God is working and saving these children:

    • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers year to date: 48,954 (2024)
    • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship year to date: 35,510 (2024)
    • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers since the beginning: 625,156
    • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship since the beginning: 400,430

    We are amazed at what God is doing in the small but wonderful nation!

    Democratic Republic of Congo

     The D.R. Congo is a beautiful nation filled with incredible forests, waterfalls and wonder. The Congolese are strong, resilient and proud people. Despite difficulties, they are a joyous population. 

    Most of the Congolese population is under the age of 15!

    Eastern Congo is rich with precious minerals of gold, diamonds and other precious minerals. Sadly, this has encouraged many private companies and militias to cross the border to Eastern Congo to capture and sell the minerals around the world. 

    Many children have been kidnapped to work in rivers and mines. Some of them are forced to join child armies. 

    More than 500,000 people live in refugee camps. Many are still there from the Rwandan genocide in 1994! Nearly 5 million Congolese people are displaced.

    However, the churches in the Congo are standing up! 

    Churches are reaching children in the East, empowering them to resist trafficking and drugs…and bringing them to Christ.

    Since 2017, 3 thinkSMALL teams have partnered with churches to achieve these results:

    • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers year to date: 16,312 (2024)
    • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship year to date: 12,284 (2024)
    • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers since the beginning: 247,174
    • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship since the beginning: 198,874

    Kenya

    thinkSMALL has been working with churches in Kenya since 2020. The team in Nairobi is filled with passion and desire to see their nation transformed through the children. 

    Due to COVID, the team was very restricted from activities. Yet they pressed on with distributing food to the poor, attending thinkSMALL virtual meetings and preparing for the time when thinkSMALL Kenya activities can begin again! 

    • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers year to date: 1,356 (2024)
    • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship year to date: 188 (2024)
    • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers since the beginning: 30,094
    • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship since the beginning: 17,354

    Kenyan churches are requesting thinkSMALL…and our team is ready!

    Tanzania

    In 2022, we rolled out 2 new thinkSMALL teams in the city of Mwanza. These teams are fired up and doing great things!

    They have done amazing work in reaching churches of all denominations!

    In 2023, we plan to add an additional team in the big city of Dar el-Salam, Tanzania!

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    TANZANIA

    • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers year to date: 2,853 (2024)
    • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship year to date: 3,683 (2024)
    • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers since the beginning: 7,233
    • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship since the beginning: 8,111

    Chad

    In 2022, we rolled out 2 teams in the capital city of Chad. 

    Children are under grave threat of abuse, drugs and trafficking. Sadly, children are being captured for organ harvesting.

    The local churches have come together with the thinkSMALL strategy to stand in gap on behalf of kids. They train them how stand together to resist people who would harm them. Children learn how to protect each other BEFORE people kidnap or abuse them. 

    Kids are coming to Christ and the churches are becoming safer.

    Mostly, there is renewed HOPE in this nation. Churches are excited to use the thinkSMALL strategy. They now go into communities with confidence. They are empowered with the Holy Spirit and a winning strategy to grow the Kingdom!

    CHAD

    • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers year to date: 20 (2024)
    • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship year to date: 2 (2024)
    • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers since the beginning: 1,431
    • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship since the beginning: 953

      Uganda

      More info coming soon!

       

      • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers year to date: 715 (2024)
      • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship year to date: 546 (2024)
      • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers since the beginning: 1,914
      • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship since the beginning: 1,854

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      Latin America

      Peru

      Recently thinkSMALL established a team in Iquitos, Peru. Children in this area, especially the small villages, have suffered from poverty, abuse, trafficking and easily acquired drugs. 

      Soon after they began, COVID came. The team has been restricted from activities for now. Yet they have kept their spirit high in anticipation of beginning thinkSMALL activities once the nation allows.  

        • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers year to date: 0 (2024)
        • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship year to date: 0 (2024)
        • The TOTAL # of salvation prayers since the beginning: 353
        • The TOTAL # of entering discipleship since the beginning: 200

        Uruguay

        We are currently training a new team based in Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay! 

        Soon this team will be training churches to reach children for Christ through our outreaches. They will be also training adults how to protect children in church and in their homes!

        While we wait for COVID to leave this region of the world, we stand strong in our faith and commitment to Uruguay!

        Our vision is to reach all areas of Uruguay and help churches protect and bring children into a life-long relationship with Jesus!

        Brazil

        Coming Soon

        We are currently training a new team based in Sao Paulo, a major city in Brazil! 

        Soon this team will be training churches to reach children for Christ through our outreaches.They will be also training adults how to protect children in church and in their homes!

        We are currently translating all our materials into Portuguese.

        While we wait for COVID to leave this nation and the doors to open, we stand strong in our faith and commitment to Brazil!

        Our vision is to reach all areas of Brazil and help churches protect and bring children into a life-long relationship with Jesus!

        Argentina

        Coming Soon

        North America

        USA

        Coming Soon

        We have customized our workshops, outreaches and curriculum for American churches! 

        Kids in Canada and the USA are struggling with peer pressure, mixed messages from culture, temptations, drugs, sexual issues and more. Many kids are spiritually lost and vulnerable to the “enemy.” 

         It is time for the churches to develop strategies to reach children, empower children with Christ and bring hope into their communities again.

        In 2021, we began rolling out the American thinkSMALL ministry to selected churches. 

        Contact us if you are interested in learning more about our English language strategy for your church!

        Middle East

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        The thinkSMALL strategy is now being used by multiple churches in the Middle East. We cannot share the name of this nation due to security reasons. 

        A team of local Christians are training churches to reach Christian adults to keep children safe in churches and in homes. 

        Children from Christian homes are also being trained how to resist drugs, abuse and trafficking. They are discovering Jesus as their Savior for the first time…and embracing Him as their guide, friend and strength. These children will grow to become the future of the Christian community.  

        Pastors are excited to see their youth teams connected to children so the future of their churches will be secure and God’s Kingdom will grow.

        Most of our materials are now in Arabic language! This will open doors to many more Arab speaking nations!

        Please pray for this incredible movement as it grows to touch thousands of churches and families in this critical part of the world!