Preschool Missions Focus

The Cole Family


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 August 2017

Missions Area: Kansas City, Missouri | Concept Area: Jesus | Missionaries: David and Chris Cole

5 Fun Facts about the Missionaries

  1. The Cole family moved “back home” to Kansas City in 2012 to start Oak Tree Church.

  2. Mr. Cole is the church’s pastor. Mrs. Cole directs the Children’s and Women’s Ministries.

  3. The Coles have 5 sons, ages 6–17, who also help at church—Zebi, Solomon, Owen, Jaron, and Dawson.

  4. Three of the Cole brothers play football and basketball. The oldest son is a cross-country runner, and the youngest plays baseball. Being involved with sports teams offers the entire family major opportunities for ministry.

  5. Mr. Cole likes to talk to people about Jesus at coffee shops and at his workout gym.


Prayer Requests

  • Pray that people in Kansas City will want to know more about Jesus.

  • Pray for strength and wisdom for Pastor and Mrs. Cole.

  • Pray that the five Cole brothers will find many ways to tell their friends about Jesus.

  • Pray for the leaders of the church to follow God closely.

  • Pray for Oak Tree Church to have enough money to do God’s work.



Cole Family 2014

The Coles are a close family who enjoy doing life and ministry together.

David Cole preaching

Mr. Cole loves seeing lives and families being transformed by the love of Jesus.


Check in at Oak Tree

Mrs. Cole enjoys working with the children’s and women’s ministries at Oak Tree Church.




Photos courtesy of the Coles






























Missions Area: Kansas City, Missouri

On the western edge of Missouri, Kansas City straddles the Missouri/Kansas line. Originally a trading post for pioneers heading to the West, Kansas City today is an eclectic mix, known for its swing, bebop, and jazz music, fountains, family-friendly venues and events, barbeque, the Kansas City Royals, and the Kansas City Chiefs, for starters.

In the area around Oak Tree Church, 91% of the people do not attend church. The median age is 34, so there are many families in the neighborhood. Pray for the Coles, as they introduce people to Jesus.

Additional information and activities are in Summer Mission Friends Leader, pages 46–64 the August leaflet of Summer Mission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 22, pages 89–96. WMU Year Book 2016–2017 has planning helps.

by Nell Branum, Gardendale, AL.

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