Preschool Monthly Focus



April 2020 Focus

Focus Area:  North Africa and Middle East

Workers: Don and Mary Alan*

5 Fun Facts about the Workers

  1. Don and Mary Alan have been workers in the Middle East for almost 30 years. Now they help and encourage other workers throughout the region. 
  2. Mary enjoys cooking and entertaining her neighbors and other workers.
  3. Mary grew up in a family of special workers. She is happy to work among people she loves.
  4. The Alans have four grown children who live in another country.
  5. The Alans enjoy hiking in the mountains and camping at the beach.

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that workers in the Middle East can share good news with other people.
  • Pray that wars in this region will end.
  • Pray for people who may be the only believers in their families.
  • Pray for people who live in places where special workers cannot go.
  • Pray for the Alans as they live in a different country from their children.

Missions Area: Middle East

The Middle East is rich with history. Many people in these regions have different cultural practices including fasting holidays, holiday feasts, as well as multigenerational families who all live together in one home. 

Many workers there experience brand new foods, different homes, and different languages. Workers often help people by meeting their needs.


Additional information and activities are in Spring 2020 Mission Friends Leader, pages 24-42, the April leaflet of Spring 2020 Mission Friends at Homepages 43-44, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 25, pages 58-65.  

Missions Leader: WMU Planning Guide 2019–20 has planning helps.

*names changed

by Nell Branum and Celeste Albaugh






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