June 21, 2021
I don’t know if the future Queen of England has been tuning into our 1st Love series?😱🤣
However, I think Kate is 100% on target with us in believing that an understanding of the absolute importance of early childhood development is the ‘social equivalent to climate change‘.
As reported by Sky News over the weekend, Kate wants to raise awareness of the importance of the first five years of life to future development.
She is responding to research showing the first five years of childhood fundamentally shape adulthood, and challenges adults face such as addiction, violence, family breakdown and mental health have their roots in the earliest years of life.
To this end she has launched The Royal Foundation for Early Childhood Development, saying:
“Working closely with others, the centre hopes to raise awareness of why the first five years of life are just so important for our future life outcomes, and what we can do as a society to embrace this golden opportunity to create a happier, more mentally healthy, more nurturing society.
“By working together, my hope is that we can change the way we think about early childhood, and transform lives for generations to come. Because I truly believe big change starts small.”
River of Life is on a mission to nurture the next generation in our midst, and to equip the Body of Christ to love their youngest neighbours as they love themselves.
This will be an increasingly important and significant issue as our continental population explodes and the family fabric continues to crumble. There is a huge need for the church to demonstrate ‘the hearts of the fathers towards their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers’ (Malachi 4.6)
What an exciting journey we are on to see the Nations Glad through God’s love demonstrated through His People!
Image Credit: Sky News