Preschool Missions Focus

David, Regina, Cruz, and Benjamin White

Mission Friends is an ongoing missions discipleship organization for preschool boys and girls (birth through kindergarten). Through Mission Friends, preschoolers . . .

  • become aware that God wants everyone to know of His love
  • move from a focus on self to a focus on others
  • apply Bible thoughts to their lives as they learn to pray, give, and help others.
  • and their families learn of ways to give their time, talents, and money

Learn more about this month's missionary below.

Families on Mission Calendars 2016–17

Preschoolers and their families learn about missionaries and pray for them, help others, and learn some Bible thoughts together on page 4 of each month's leaflet of Mission Friends at Home.  Ask your child's Mission Friends teacher for a copy.

Missions Focus April 2017 

Missions Area: Guatemala | Concept Area: God’s Creation | Missionaries: David and Regina White

5 Fun Facts about the Missionaries

  1. Both David and Regina White were born in Mississippi.

  2. Being on mission as a family is just a natural part of the boys’ life. Their son Cruz says, “I love getting to work with my daddy.”

  3. The children in Guatemala love to play “duck, duck, goose” and soccer.

  4. The fourth Sunday of the month the Whites try to attend a church service that they are not responsible for leading.

  5. The Whites make agricultural training available to Guatemalans.


Prayer Requests

  • Pray for the Whites to boldly and lovingly share the gospel.

  • Pray for the stateside partners, First Baptist Church, Mt. Pleasant, and LifePark Church in South Carolina as they assist in reaching unreached villages.

  • Pray for local leaders to be discipled so they can lead ongoing Bible studies.

  • Pray for a good corn and bean harvest in Guatemala.

  • Pray for Mrs. White as she homeschools their boys.



White family on beach The Whites love being on mission together as a family.
Guatemalan girl Mr. and Mrs. White enjoy teaching the children of Guatemala about God’s love for them. 
Guatemalan Farmer Mr. and Mrs. White teach villagers about sustainable agricultural practices.

























Missions Area: Guatemala

Guatemala is the most populated country in Central America. The area in Guatemala where the Whites serve is very dry and mountainous. Because of the lack of rainfall, it is very difficult to produce crops. Most people here live off the land, so malnutrition and hunger-related health issues are common.

Extreme poverty pervades the area. A lack of education and high illiteracy rates contribute to continuing poverty. The Chorti people, whom the Whites serve, speak Spanish. The Whites engage in oral Bible storying to teach the people of God’s love.

Additional information and activities are in Spring Mission Friends Leader, pages 28–44, the April leaflet of Spring Mission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 22, pages 58–64, WMU Year Book 2016–2017 has planning helps.

by Andrea Floyd; Tupelo, Mississippi

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