Families on Mission

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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 June 2019

Learn About South Asia with Your Nose!

By Angie Quantrell, Naches, WA

Seth and Rebecca Pace, with their children David, Joseph, Timothy, Samuel, and a new  baby live and work in South Asia. The Paces enjoy spending time and sharing meals with new friends they meet. Many wonderful spices are grown in South Asia. Spices are used to make food taste delicious or hot!

Print this page.

Help get spices from the cupboard.

Carefully open spices and smell.

What food is made with each spice?

What do the spice smells remind you of?

Make a Spice Chart

Put a drop of white glue in each square of the printed out chart, and spread it with a cotton swab. Gently shake a different spice in each square. Dry. Label each square with spice name. Enjoy your spice chart!


spice chart








Play and Learn July 2019

Make Muffins for a Neighbor

By Becky Rainey, Bessemer, AL


Neighborhoods make up our communities. People move in and out all the time, especially in the summer.

Your family can begin a friendship with new neighbors by sharing food and inviting them to your church.


Ingredients and Supplies

  • favorite muffin mix
  • muffin pan
  • paper muffin cups
  • basket
  • church information
  • note card



Mix and bake the muffins according to the instructions on the package. Let your preschooler pour the ingredients into the bowl, stir, and then spoon the mix into the paper muffin cups.

Place the cooled muffins in a basket lined with a colorful paper napkin. Take the muffins to a new neighbor.

On a blank note card, write a welcome message to your new neighbor. Include the names of those in your family, your contact information, and an invitation to your church.

Guide your preschooler to decorate with crayons or stickers. Include the card and information about your church with the muffins.

Tell your preschooler that God wants us to tell people in our neighborhood about Jesus and invite them to church. Remind your preschooler by saying the following Bible thought: Be kind to one another (see Eph. 4:32). You are being kind to your new neighbors by making muffins for them and inviting them to church.



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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