Mission Friends leaders

Ideas for a Fifth Session of Mission Friends

Mission Friends Leader SON

Sometimes you just need more to do with Mission Friends. It might be that you meet 5 times a month and there are only 4 sessions in Mission Friends Leader, what do you do?

Christmas Backpacks Video Link Update

Mission Friends Leader

OOPS! We made a mistake!

In Mission Friends Leader, September Session 3 (pp. 17 and 18), we printed an incorrect link for a video about Christmas Backpacks.

Teaching Babies, Ones, and Twos

Baby

Ten-month-old Trey reaches his hands over the side of his high chair and drops a toy onto the floor. He leans over to look for the toy as you pick it up and put it back in his hands. He giggles as he once again drops the toy and leans over to watch you pick it up again. This game is repeated several times as you play together. Trey is having fun, but does this show you anything about his faith development?

Teaching in the Interest Areas

Interest areas play

Abby creates a bookmark in the Art area to remind her to pray for the people of Romania. Charlie and Jesse build fences with chenille stems in Blocks as they learn about farms in Romania. Rachel matches colors of paper fish and hears a teacher say that people in Romania like to fish. Abby moves over to the Books area to sip pretend tea as she browses. These preschoolers are involved in learning as they take part in activities in the interest areas around the classroom. In these areas, teachers offer various activities that relate to the missions area or missionaries. Preschoolers learn about missions because it relates to the activities they are doing.

For Preschool Leaders

Why begin missions education in the preschool years? Because the significance of a strong foundation based on biblical truths cannot be overestimated. It's important to learn about God and His love for all people at a young age.

By All Means

Linda Cooper

She is a petite woman who wears the cutest shoes, so how did she come to share about Jesus with a big rig truck driver? Linda Cooper, national WMU president, tells the most amazing stories about opportunities she has had in sharing the gospel with others. Once on a flight home from an overseas missions trip, a refugee family sat next to her on the plane. They were coming to the United States to be resettled. Though they spoke no English, by the end of the flight Linda had befriended them and they understood that she knew Jesus. Another time as she parked her car and started into the dental office where she works as a dental hygienist, she noticed a semi-truck was broken down in the parking lot. She spoke to the driver to offer help, though she did not know what she could possibly do to help out. Through their conversations that day, she shared the gospel with the driver and told him about Jesus’ love.

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