Please let us know that you are a member of the Mission Friends® family by registering your group with our national WMU registry.
When you register, you will receive a free downloadable certificate of registration. This customizable certificate can be framed and displayed at your church to show that you are recognized and registered with national WMU®.
Missions Area: Salisbury, Maryland
Concept Area: Bible
Church Planters: Ryan and Amanda Weaver
Additional information and activities are in Spring Mission Friends Leader, pages 31–46, the May leaflet of Spring Mission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 18, pages 66–73. See Missions Focus on this site, for additional information.
Recently, as I prepared to tell our four-year-old Mission Friends® the story about the kindness of missionaries sharing God’s love with people who went for help to a refugee center, I was reminded of the story of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz. Having a group of live-wire preschoolers who are still struggling with the concept of group time, I knew it was risky but decided to “wing it.” Attempting to remind them of the Bible story, I asked if they remembered the story of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz.
Encourage preschoolers to support missions by giving to missions offerings. Use these colorful fold-out banks in Mission Friends® and give each preschooler a bank to use at home to collect coins for missions offerings. Banks can be used each week for regular missions giving, or for special missions offerings such as the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering®, Lottie Moon Christmas Offering®, or your state missions offering. Make giving to missions a part of your church’s celebration of the WMU 125th Anniversary. Each set has 10 banks.
W138103 • $9.99
From the "Missions and Me" Series, Thank You, God, for My Bible is a colorfully illustrated storybook that helps to teach preschoolers basic Christian missions concepts. This story discusses the importance of the Bible in an age-appropriate way for preschoolers. Each page features colorful illustrations and simple text appropriate for preschoolers. The downloaded pages can be placed into a folder or album for safekeeping. E118101 • $1.99