Give your kids a heart for global missions! Inspire them with stories of how we can share God’s love with unreached people groups.
Marijke told Nadira, “After 23 years of going through religious rituals, I am not satisfied with my life. I have no genuine peace, only inner turmoil.” Marijke was searching for what could bring her hope and joy. Nadira told her that Jesus could forgive her sins and give her everlasting peace.
David Brainerd said, “Nothing seems too hard for God to perform, nothing too great for me to hope from Him.” Often David was weak from lack of food, and from spitting up blood from tuberculosis, a disease of the lungs. Sometimes he was so miserable that he wanted to die. Yet he knew God was with him.
We had a team from China there helping us. They gave cards to the children to write their prayer requests, favorite food or interests. Drizzle’s prayer request was: “I have never seen my mother. I live with my father and step mother. I really, really want to see my mother.”
Most people have never decided to believe in Jesus and live for him. In fact, more and more young people are moving toward not believing in God. They don’t see anything real in the religion of their culture. The religion they see seems hollow. It doesn’t connect to their daily life.
In the south of France, the high Alps come down out of Switzerland and throw themselves into the Mediterranean sea. Every year hundreds of thousands of tourists pass through these mountains to ski in the winter and hike in the summer. Often the world famous bicycle race, Le Tour de France, passes through this region. It is a severe test of will and strength to peddle to the top of these hills. Theyre on the edge of a shining mountain lake in the village of Embrun, Baptiste grew up dreaming of becoming a professional bicycle racer himself.
“Amy Carmichael is my Hero!” says a blogging group who keep their journals (blogs) on the Internet. Why are they amazed at this Irish missionary who lived from 1867 to 1951? After all, she is the same rowdy Amy often in trouble as ringleader, following through on her bright but mischievous ideas. Which of Amy’s qualities do they admire so much?
It’s exciting to be in a new place. We get to meet new people, see new things, try new food, and learn new ways of doing things. God is very creative. He made many different cultures and places. It is fun to see that.
There are very few times in my life that I feel like I have jumped into the Bible and begun to act it out, but meeting Anna was like that. First of all, we went to visit her at her house. Anna was at a prayer meeting and the children did not know where the meeting was.
“When God wants someone to serve Him, He, at times, chooses even the weakest, often the most physically unfit, to carry out His purposes.”