Families on Mission

African drums

Sharing God's love together is sure to ignite a lifelong passion for missions in your family! Use these resources at home to reinforce what preschoolers are learning at church. Talking about and praying for missionaries will spark creative ideas for helping others in your own community.  

WMU has developed resources that can help your family reach out to others.



Play and Learn April 2019

Make Your Own Drum

Music is important to the people of Northern Africa and the Middle East. It is a way that they can enjoy their friends and families. In some parts of Africa, drums are often made from a single piece of wood. Animal hide is stretched across the top of the drum. A good drum produces a special sound.

Print out these instructions for making a drum from an oatmeal canister. Enjoy beating rhythm to favorite songs!

by Becky Rainey, Bessemer, AL

This Month

Creative thoughts for family missions activities. 

Discover more about this month's featured missionary, including prayer requests and fun facts to share with your preschoolers.

  • This month's missions focus—What is your Mission Friend studying? Find lots of ways for your family to be on mission together and to learn about the missionaries this month.

Families on Mission Calendars 2018–19

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.

Looking for more resources?

Find storybooks, helpful books, Missions Bank, Mission Friends T-Shirt, Mission Friends Tote Bag, parent-child leaflets, and fair-trade items especially for preschoolers and teachers on our preschool products page.

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