This book is set up in 3 parts for 3 different age groups (age 2, ages 3 and 4, ages 5 and above). It has verses under category headings such as “God and me,” “God saves us,” “Praise the LORD,” “Jesus is God,” “Encouraging Verses,” and “What God wants us to do.” By the same author, the book, “Understanding God” has 24 articles including Friendship with God, Hidden Treasures, Satanic Depression Disappeared, Growing into His Likeness, Prayer Life of Jesus, and When will the World End. It’s worth checking out at…
Growing Gardens For Life International comes alongside orphanages and group homes, teaching the children how to see the character of God with classes then using gardens and orchards for a laboratory. They are a 3 year, USA tax exempt organization with their beta site completely independent after 2 years and 6 other sites in process in northern Mexico. Check them out at
and then contact Jon at either jongrowinggardensforlifeorg or call him at 1.425.330.0433. You and a lot of children will be glad you did.
It’s probably been a while since we mentioned them.
As Brian from Train International pointed out this past week, they’re not only helpful for missionaries, they’re also a great entry point for ladies with a heart for the nations to engage in missions and to serve missionaries. As they say on their website, “We prepare a prayer letter and card for you. These contain an explanation of what you will be doing, and your budgetary needs, to give to possible donors. We will send this material to you after you are matched with a family and dates are determined for your visit.”
If you have a favorite source, would you mind sharing it please? For example, see the free lessons at…
There’s even a sample video demonstration of the teaching. Where do you find YOUR materials for teaching children? Just click Comment following the web version of this item please. Thanks!
Do you work with children at risk or in crisis? Crisis Care Training International (CCTI) will be hosting the seminar, Trauma and Crisis Care, written by Dr. Phyllis Kilbourn. This seminar addresses children-in-crisis trauma resulting from street life, sexual exploitation, war, abandonment, abuse, bullying, and suicide, and offers practical and effective intervention strategies. The seminar will be held in Orlando Florida April 8-11, 2015.
For more information contact Tami at
To register go to
First Steps bulletins are available as monthly emails to provide reliable, current information on baby and childhood development. For lots of information in one place, request your free subscription:
Your Child’s Journey is the associated website with lots of interesting information for parents overseas or at home.
Barcelona Multimedia is pumping out the apps for you. You’ll find activity Bibles, Bible stories, Bible games and much more — in 7 languages. What’s not to like about these?
Here’s a resource list [improved on Sept. 7] originally developed by Penny, who cares for the children of missionaries at Team Expansion, based in Louisville, Kentucky. (Thanks to the Brigada family for their contributions!)
The list is annotated and contains Amazon links (or other sources) for each book or resource mentioned. She’s done a great job putting together a rich list of resources. (Thanks Penny!)
In the previous item, we highlighted YouVersion (in case you’ve been sleeping under a rock and haven’t heard of it). But if you’re a missionary family serving far from your local church and you’ve been seeking resources online to help your kids get faith and/or keep it, try visiting…
There you’ll find music and teaching videos, challenge cards, bible stories and more. Download coloring pages and activity guides. Check out parent resources and small group studies for your family. It’s colorful, it’s relevant, and it’s free.
Some would say that culture and language are best learned through peer friendships, mission is best done through relationships, and children are a gift of God that He can uniquely use in his mission to lost and hurting people. In light of these truths, Friends4One offers an educational, missions engagement program that connects American Christian children with a child of the same age and gender in China. These 21st century pen pals use the internet to build a friendship and share Christ’s love. Check out…
to discover how you can connect more American children (12 and younger) in your family, church, Christian school or homeschool network with this unique opportunity to engage in relational, cross-cultural ministry. Write
infofriends4oneorg if you are interested. (Word to the wise: In today’s environment, obviously, you’ll want to build in every safeguard imaginable so that these children aren’t misled.)
Love to see children get excited about Jesus? Want to help them grow an interest in missions and Asian culture? The Caravan now has 16 characters to help kids learn truths from the Bible while exploring Asian culture. Check out the free new stories, coloring sheets, games, activities, and fun facts at:
Be sure to join Zeke and his friends on all their adventures!
You can register for the Network Seminar either as a stand-alone one day preconference for missions organizations representatives or as one of your days of attendance at ICEC.
To register for the CS&PN preconference and/or the entire ICEC conference
For more information regarding the 1 day preconference and/or the entire ICEC conference click
Stand4Kids, a children’s ministry team of Pioneers, recently launched a website to help equip children’s leaders and workers. It has a dual focus: missions for kids and children-at-risk advocacy. Check out
Wycliffe’s Children’s Communications Team has re-vamped and updated five fun, self-contained activity pages, each focusing on a different area of the world (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Pacific). These pages include interesting facts about the area, its history, as well as its Bible translation progress and challenges. They also include maps for coloring, ethnic recipes, craft ideas, puzzles, pictures and more. They make a great way to introduce a region of the world before focusing on a specific country or ministry within that region. Check them out here:
(Note: This URL will most likely ‘wrap.’ If you have trouble copying and pasting it into your browser, just find this item at the Brigada website, using the link below. We’ll make sure it works there.
If you have any questions or problems downloading the Fun Fact pages, or would like to request a copy, contact Jan at:
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A grandfather has written two little books about Jesus for small children. The Jesus Story, the message of Jesus as Savior, and Jesus in Me, the message of Jesus as Life. You may read the complete books on line at
in several languages. Permission for any missionary or mission organization to print these outside the U.S is available by asking the author. For those who request them a disc with all of the files will be provided so they may be translated and printed in other languages. Also both books are now in video; you may see them on YouTube. Just go to face book and check out the page for The Jesus Story and see the link. Contact information is provided on the website.