Give your kids a heart for global missions! Inspire them with stories of how we can share God’s love with unreached people groups.
Hi, we are three kids who went with our parents on a mission trip during Summer, 2004. I am Miranda, my brother is Matthew and Hannah is my little Sister.
Finding Judson at a prayer meeting in a haystack would have surprised anybody, most of all Judson himself. After all, Adoniram Judson of Malden, Massachusetts, had big plans for his life. He would be famous and powerful, and he didn’t need any help from God.
I love being an MK. I think that there is no better way to grow up than overseas while your parents are missionaries. You get such a bigger view of the world and have so many unique experiences. But even though I love being an MK, there are some things about it I do not like.
Flora was seven and Linda was five when their family moved to a big city in Brazil named Porto Alegre. They were a family of missionaries. In the state of Mato Grosso, near the border with Paraguay, the girls had watched their parents teach some Indians of the Terena tribe how to share the good news about Jesus. Now, in the state capital of Rio Grande do Sul, their parents wanted to make friends for Jesus and start a church.
“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?
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.
In South America there is a tribe of Indians whose whole community has been changed since they learned about Jesus and began following God’s Word. They want to share the joy of knowing Jesus with other tribes, so they made a big trip down the river by canoe to share the Good News with others.
Ivan is Roma, a people often looked down upon around the world. They are also know as Gypsies. They have superstitious religious beliefs rooted in Hinduism. Known mostly as uneducated, unmotivated and living a rough wild life, the Roma are often accused of thievery and other bad behavior. This used to describe Ivan.
William Carey lived in England long, long ago, before the father of your father’s father was born. While still young, he asked some ministers of his church about taking the Gospel to people in other countries. One minister told him, “Young man, sit down. When God pleases to convert the heathen world, He will do it without your help or mine.” William knew that was wrong. He was convinced that Christians must take God’s Word to every nation. Years later he said, “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God”. And he did!