Preschoolers take such delight in helping others. I wish we could capture that delight and keep it within them for all their lives. What a difference it would make in our world. What a difference it would make in their own lives if the attitudes of kindness and empathy for others were to continue through middle childhood into their teenage years and on into adulthood.
A question came to me recently in studying the issue of bullying for Project HELP: Human Exploitation. What is the difference between teasing and bullying? And at what point does teasing turn into bullying?
An exciting thing that is happening is that families are becoming more involved in missions together as a family unit. It is becoming more common for families with children to participate in missions trips. Last week, WMU sponsored FamilyFESTSM in Memphis, Tennessee, in which families from many places were involved in ministries throughout Memphis. What a joy it is for families with children to serve together!
I met several missionaries at the Children’s Missions Day Camp at the Southern Baptist Convention a few weeks ago. As I met each one and showed them to the conference room where they would have a time with the children, every one of them said thanks to WMU® for praying for them. The women and men, girls and boys who are involved in WMU are known as praying people. The missionaries know we pray for them, and speak to how our prayers sustain them in their work.