Our children participated in our homeschool group's Mission Fair. They all worked together on one project about India, and we all had great fun researching and learning about this country and the missions undertaken here (past and present).
We even prepared an authentic Indian dish: Potato and Cauliflower Curry! (Most of us agreed it was rather tasty!)
It was such a blessing to see them work together and think globally in a missions-minded way. We learned how to pray for the people of India, especially for those who are severely persecuted for their faith.
Participating in a project like this is a great way to be intentional about discipling children in missions and teaching them to think beyond themselves.
Of course, missions should be lived out in the day to day. In particular, we are trying to be consistent in ministering to our neighbor who is a widow. Again, I am trying to be intentional about discipling the children to think beyond themselves. (And trying to remind myself to think beyond my daily agendas and focus on what the Lord's daily agenda is for me. . . .)
"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others" (Philippians 2:3-4).
How are you teaching your children about missions, globally and/or locally? I would love to hear your ideas!
In the Heart of our Home,