Welcome to our MBI Children and Family Ministry Newsletter! We seek to support Children and Family Ministry by providing free or inexpensive resources that inspire and educate faith in Jesus.
“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” – Isaiah 6:8
Teaching Children about Missions
Are you looking for a fun and creative way to help make your children aware of the importance of overseas missions? Look no further than this missions awareness booklet created by Truth for Kids. This free, printable resource introduces children to topics such as the Great Commission, the role of a missionary, praying for missionaries, and how they too can be a missionary and start sharing the gospel right now where they live. You can access this resource here.
The concept of Christian missions overseas can be a difficult one to grasp for those who have never experienced life outside of their own country. It can be especially difficult for the youngest believers among us. Yet, missions is central to the heart of God. Indeed, the final commission of Jesus was to go and make disciples of all nations. This article provides five ways that parents and ministry leaders can begin to teach children about the missional heart of God. Access it here.
Looking to contribute to a children’s ministry in Europe? Check out the Petalouda Center. Highlighted at Moody Bible Institute’s 2020 Missions Conference, the Petalouda Center is a project started by Hellenic Ministries among the Roma Community in Athens, Greece—a people long misunderstood, judged, and forgotten. The Petalouda Center seeks to nurture the Roma children and families so they may grow in self-confidence, as well as share with them the transformational power of Christ. You can learn more here. If you would like to give to this ministry, click here.
Are you interested in showing your children what God can do when we serve Him? Check out these free biographical lessons of heroes of our faith, put together by Child Evangelism Fellowship. These lessons highlight seven missionaries who ministered in regions around the world. Access this resource here.
Africa is a beautiful continent filled with much joy, diversity, hardship, and need. This resource from Transforming Uganda tells of this beautiful country that has one of the largest populations of under-privileged children in the world. Learn more when you visit here.
The Gem Foundation
There are many ministries in Uganda that come alongside those suffering from the various crisis’ the country faces daily. The Gem Foundation cares for orphaned and abandoned children with special needs in Uganda. To learn more about this organization and how you can help, click here.
Less than one percent of the population of Japan is Christian. Many people are living their lives without knowing the hope that is offered to them in Christ. The ministry Japan Mission provides you with basic ideas of the needs in the country as well as details of their ministry in Japan. Find out more here.
Vietnam is one of the most unreached countries in the world. Although Christianity rapidly grows in minority people groups, most of the nation remains unreached. Overseas Missionary Fellowship’s (OMF) website will help you understand how great the need is for God’s word among these people. Read more here.
Pray for South America
In South America, millions of people live in poverty or under corrupt leaders. Global Connections gives regularly updated prayer requests for fourteen different countries. Your family can use this resource as a prayer guide to lift up the needs of specific countries or missions organizations. Access it here.
ABWE in Latin America
This article and video from The Association of Baptist’s for World Evangelism (ABWE) paints a picture of what God is doing in Latin America. Learn about ABWE’s presence in these countries and how you can join them as they spread the gospel here.