Preschool Missions Focus

George and Joy Ross

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.


November 2019 Missions Focus

Missions Area: Adoption and Foster Care/Send Relief

Concept Area: Family

Missionaries: George and Joy Ross


5 Fun Facts about the Missionaries

  1. The Ross family lives in New Orleans with their six children: Isaac, Hannah Ruth, Abigail, Jeremiah, London, and Reuben.
  2. George and Joy Ross serve the people of New Orleans by being church planters, which means they help start new churches in areas where people don’t have churches to attend.
  3. The Ross family adopted their two youngest children, London and Reuben, in 2016 after they hosted them as their foster family.
  4. The Rosses call themselves a “kingdom family” which means everyone in the family is a part of their ministry.
  5. The Rosses help a lot of pastors and church leaders start new churches in areas of New Orleans that need churches for people to attend. 


Prayer Requests

  • Pray that the Ross family can find more pastors and leaders to minister to lost people in the New Orleans area.
  • Pray that the hearts of the people in New Orleans would be open to hearing about God’s love.
  • Pray that at least 50 additional churches would be planted in the New Orleans area in the next 5 years.
  • Pray that George and Joy Ross are able to maintain a strong marriage as they care for their family as well as the lost people they serve.
  • Pray the workers that volunteer with the Rosses, that they would be brave in sharing God’s love with others.


Missions Area: Adoption and Foster Care/Send Relief

November is the official National Adoption Awareness Month in the United States. The month is designated to encourage adopting children who are in foster care.

Many churches have recognized this huge missions field in their own backyards. Some have encouraged each family to prayerfully consider becoming a foster family. 

By Jamie H. Wilson, Spartanburg, SC


Additional information and activities are in Fall Mission Friends Leader, pages 45-60, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 25, pages 21-28. 



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