10) MissionNannys Helps Take up the Slack for Your Family

kidsIt’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.”

7) Neal Testified About

Life-KidsWe recently mentioned and Neal’s comment prompted us to mention it one more time, in case you didn’t catch it in our previous edition. Neal wrote, “In that I have 16 grandkids and 13 great grand kids, I spent a few minutes on this site. WOW! AND DOUBLE WOW! I immediately sent it to all my family’s mother and grandmothers! What a wealth of help in this world today!” He’s right! Don’t miss this great resource at…

5) Stand4kids is Now “Weave”

weavefamilyRemember that item, “9) Looking to Motivate Kids Toward Missions?” in the July 13th, 2014 edition? Karen, from Stand4kids, wrote in a comment for that item, “I created Stand4kids. … We are now under the Center for Mission Mobilization. Most products are found at Download lessons are at Our children and family team is called Weave and we have a new website with many free activities for families at

Check it out! (And thanks, Karen.)

7) Unique Outreach to China Involves Global Learning and Curricula

friends4oneHow many ministries give you a chance to involve your kids in witnessing opportunities with children on the other side of the globe?! That’s what the folks at friends4one say they can do.

Get your kids engaged in mission to China through their global learning and outreach curriculum. Kids 6-12 are matched with a child in China. Through their secure website, they can make a friend, learn about another culture, and share the hope they have! (Thanks for the tip, Laura!)

8) Roving Reporter Picks Up on Air France Twist on Cutlery

AFOur Roving Reporter, Caleb, picked up a new twist on in-flight cutlery this past week when he referred us to Air France’s new kids set, reported here…

If you’ve got kids, and if tickets are the same cost, might be an interesting way to divert your kids on an overnight flight. (Can’t wait to hear about business class passengers ducking to dodge in-flight testing of these new designs. :-) ) (Thanks Caleb!)

8) Children in Mission to China

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
infoatfriends4onedotorg 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.)

8) Caravan Characters Help Children with Missions and Asian Culture –

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!


1) New Resource for college-aged Third Culture Kids —

“The Global Nomad’s Guide to University Transition,” by Tina L. Quick is the first book written to and for students who have been living outside their passport countries but are either returning home or transitioning on to another host country for college/university. It addresses the common issues students face when they are making the double transition of not only adjusting to a new life stage but to a cultural change as well, for even their home country will be foreign to them in many respects. Parents will appreciate the chapter dedicated to how they can come alongside their students, prepare them for the journey and support them throughout this major transition. The book is also applicable to families repatriating with secondary school-aged students as the psycho-social/emotional issues remain the same. See the book at…

4) Check out This Children’s Version of Perspectives

outsidethelinesDo you regularly work with kids? Are you hoping to cast before them a global worldview? Would you like for them to gain a vision for reaching lost kids (and adults) everywhere? Check out the special children’s version of Perspectives at…

(Note: This URL will wrap. If you have trouble accessing it, just log on at

and use the link in the online version of this item.)

2) Missions Mobilization For Kids

specialassignmentsWant to help your kids learn more about missions around the world? Engage girls and boys with “Children in Action: Special Assignments.” This resource features more than 150 hands-on missions activities, Scripture memorization, and ministry ideas. Activity categories include praying for missions, giving to missions, learning about missions, doing missions, my church and missions, growing in missions, and the Bible and missions. The book includes a companion CD with missionary biographies and ministry tips. Special Assignments sometimes focuses on Southern Baptist missions, but can be adapted for use by any group.

To order, visit

or call 1-800-968-7301 (USA callers can dial toll-free; others can call via Skype-out). Or email

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for more information.

3) Kids’ Missions Participation Badges

molly2Recognize your kids’ accomplishments in missions with missions participation badges. WMU has several badges available, including “I Met a Missionary,” “Prayerwalking,” “Telling about Jesus,” and “World Hunger.” To order, click on “badges” at

or call 1-800-968-7301 (USA callers can dial toll-free; others can call via Skype-out). Or email

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for more information.

3) Kids’ Mission Project Journal

liveactionjournalHelp your kids record their missions experiences with the Live Action Project Journal. This combination activity book and journal encourages children to reflect on up to twelve different missions projects. It includes prompts for kids to write or draw about their experiences before, during, and after each project.

 To order, visit

or call 1-800-968-7301 (USA callers can dial toll-free; others can call via Skype-out). Or email

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