Preschool Missions Focus

Bible study in the Middle East

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 February 2017

Missions Area: Middle East | Concept Area: God | Special Workers: Martin and Debra Hasler*

5 Fun Facts about the Special Workers

  1. The Haslers have two sons, Michael, 17, and Robert, 20. Robert attends college in the United States.

  2. Mr. Hasler directs a conference center where they host Bible camps, especially for children and students who may be the only Christians in their schools or families.

  3. Mrs. Hasler helps new special worker families as they learn the language and discover how to get around in their city.

  4. The Haslers often invite young people into their home, where they play “Just Dance,” make giant ice cream sundaes, and talk about Jesus.

  5. Mr. Hasler had a successful engineering career before God called them to become special workers.

*names changed

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that the millions of people in the Middle East will understand who Jesus is.

  • Pray for children and young people who may be the only Christian believers in their families or schools.

  • Pray that the Haslers can share Jesus through camps, youth nights, holiday celebrations, and other events.

  • Pray that more volunteers will come to help the Haslers with their work.

  • Pray for strength and wisdom for the Hasler family.


home Bible study

Mr. and Mrs. Hasler enjoy leading Bible studies in their home.


The Hasler family helps poor families whose homes are in need of repair. 

Prayer group Mr. and Mrs. Hasler pray often with other believers


Missions Area: Middle East

Situated along the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea and inland, the Middle East encompasses multiple countries, religions, and cultures. Dialects of Arabic, Hebrew, Farsi, and other languages are spoken. Urban areas and vast deserts, oil wealth and great poverty, conflicts and peace initiatives contrast across the region. Although the area is the birthplace of Christianity, most people do not know about Jesus. It is a difficult region for Christians to work in.

Additional information and activities are in Winter Mission Friends Leader, pages 46–62, the February leaflet of Winter Mission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 22, pages 42–49. WMU Year Book 2016–2017 has planning helps.

by Nell Branum, Birmingham, Alabama

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