Preschool Missions Focus

Lorna Bius

Mission Friends is an ongoing missions discipleship organization for preschool boys and girls (birth through kindergarten). Through Mission Friends, preschoolers . . .

  • become aware that God wants everyone to know of His love
  • move from a focus on self to a focus on others
  • apply Bible thoughts to their lives as they learn to pray, give, and help others.
  • and their families learn of ways to give their time, talents, and money

Learn more about this month's missionary below.

Missions Focus November 2018

Missions Area: Clarkston, Georgia | Concept Area: Church | Missionary: Lorna Bius


NOTE: Videos at referenced on pages 49 (Threes and Fours, Session 1) and 53 (Kindergarten, Session 2) of  Fall Mission Friends Leader changed since the magazine was printed. Even though Lorna Bius does not appear in the current videos, they do show the people and ministry in Clarkston.


5 Fun Facts about the Missionary

  1. Miss Bius was impacted when she was a GA learning about missions.

  2. Miss Bius is thankful for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering.

  3. Clarkston International Bible Church has several pastors that lead worship in their own language.

  4. In college, Miss Bius began working in churches and leading youth ministry.

  5. Miss Bius also lived in Nevada and Colorado.


Prayer Requests

  • Pray for Miss Bius to know the needs and opportunities that are in Clarkston.

  • Pray that Miss Bius will learn the best way to serve the community of Clarkston.

  • Pray that a North American Mission Board Send Relief hub will be a blessing in spreading the gospel.

  • Pray for Miss Bius to seek the Lord daily, in word and prayer.

  • Pray that Miss Bius will spend quality time with family and friends.



Lorna Bius greets father and child Miss Bius enjoys meeting refugee families.
Refuge Coffee Refuge Coffee Company has a coffee house and a coffee truck that give jobs to refugees. Miss Bius enjoys meeting refugees there.

Clarkston International Bible Church houses the Send Relief Ministry Center where Miss Bius works.


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Missions Area: Clarkston, Georgia

Clarkston has many people from different areas of the world. Some women wear colorful dresses and skirts. Many women cover their heads with a cloth or burkas. Some men wear skirts or wraps. The smell of foods from other countries can be present in the air.

The missionaries and volunteers at the Send Relief Ministry Center enjoy helping the people from other countries get settled into life in the United States, with English lessons, finding stores and medical care, school help for the children, and other ways.

Additional information and activities are in Fall Mission Friends Leader, pages 46–62, the November leaflet of Fall Mission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 24, pages 29–35. Missions Leader: WMU Annual Planning Guide 2018–19 has planning helps.

Families on Mission Calendars 2018–19

Preschoolers and their families learn about missionaries and pray for them, help others, and learn some Bible thoughts together on page 4 of each month's leaflet of Mission Friends at Home.  Ask your child's Mission Friends teacher for a copy.


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