Preschool Missions Focus

Niger woman bowl maker


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 July 2017

Missions Area: Niger | Concept Area: World | Special Workers: George and Megan Lane*

5 Fun Facts about the Special Workers

  1. Mr. and Mrs. Lane are originally from Columbus, Ohio, where he served as a youth pastor.

  2. One time the Lanes had to walk through a flooded riverbed to get to church.

  3. The Lanes enjoy teaching the village children Christian songs in their own language. As the children learn the songs, they also learn truths about God.

  4. There are no playgrounds, amusement parks, or hiking trails where the Lanes live. But they do have access to an American Recreation Center where they like to go swimming!

  5. The Lanes take their children with them when they visit villages. This helps the children learn the language and allows the children to get to know the village children.

*Names changed

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that the people whom the Lanes have told about Jesus will come to believe in Him.

  • Pray for more people to come help tell the gospel to the Songhai [song-GAHY] people.

  • Pray for the believers in the villages to stand strong in their faith and tell others.

  • Pray for many churches to start in the Songhai villages.

  • Pray that Mr. and Mrs. Lane would be faithful to tell others around them about Jesus.


Niger girl

Mr. and Mrs. Lane pray that every child in Niger will come to know how much God loves them.


Niger Man

Most of the people in Niger follow the teachings of Islam. Pray that the Lanes will be able to reach them with the love of Yahweh, the one true God.


Man and Camel

Many people in Niger travel by camel and by boat. Pray that as the Lanes travel, they will be able to tell people about Jesus.





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Missions Area: Niger

Niger is one of the poorest countries in the world. The people have many physical needs. Many people live in food-insecure environments. Many do not have adequate access to medicine and healthcare, so people often die from diseases that could have been easily treated.

Despite their poverty, the people take care of one another in their communities so there are no homeless people. The Songhai people enjoy sharing their resources with each other, and most love to welcome visitors into their homes and communities.

Most of the people in Niger follow Islam. They speak Zarma and French. The majority cannot read, so the special workers share the New Testament and Genesis in recordings people can listen to.

The special workers help with food and medicine distribution. They provide mosquito nets to help prevent malaria.

The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® helps the Lanes by providing a home, a vehicle, school tuition for their children, and gas money to travel to other villages to share the gospel.

Additional information and activities are in Summer Mission Friends Leader, pages 26–42 the July leaflet of Summer Mission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 22, pages 81-88. WMU Year Book 2016–2017 has planning helps.

by Andrea Floyd, Tupelo, MS.

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