Preschool Missions Focus

Red Square, Moscow, Russia


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.


Missions Focus December 2017 

Missions Area: Moscow, Russia | Concept Area: Jesus | Special Workers: Nolan and Kimberly Grogan*

5 Fun Facts about the Special Workers

  1. Nolan and Kimberly Grogan work in Moscow, Russia. They help other special workers start churches.

  2. Mr. and Mrs. Grogan are always looking for opportunities to meet people and talk about Jesus, even in parks, on trains, and in restaurants.

  3. Mrs. Grogan teaches girls and women to make quilts. Mr. Grogan teaches boys and men to make things from wood.

  4. The Grogans have 3 grown daughters who live in the United States now.

  5. The Grogans like to ride bikes. They have bicycles that come apart and fit in suitcases, so they can ride them in many places.

*Names changed

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that Mr. and Mrs. Grogan will find ways to meet people and share Jesus.

  • Pray that they will have wisdom, energy, and good health.

  • Pray that many Russian people will want to study the Bible and love Jesus.

  • Pray for the Grogans’ church in Moscow, as they prepare to start a new church.


Russian street scene

Wherever they go, Nolan and Kimberly Grogan look for opportunities to meet people and share God’s love.

new church song service

Mr. and Mrs. Grogan enjoy working with other special workers to start new churches. They want everyone in Russia to know and worship God.

Russian meal


Mr. and Mrs. Grogan enjoy sharing meals with the people of their community.


Photos Credit: Copyright © 2017 International Mission Board, SBC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.























Missions Area: Moscow, Russia

In Moscow, many people like to go to parks to walk or just talk with friends. About 16 million people live in Moscow. The streets are very crowded.

Winter weather is very cold and snowy.

Most people in Moscow do not believe in Jesus, and it often seems that they do not want to know about God. But our special workers are there, helping people to know that Jesus loves them.

Additional information and activities are in Winter Mission Friends Leader, pages 8–24, the December leaflet of Winter Mission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 23, pages 28–35. WMU Year Book 2017–2018 has planning helps.


by Nell Branum, Gardendale, AL 

Families on Mission Calendars 2017–18

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.


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