Are you looking for a way to bring missions home to your child?
I recently enjoyed a rainy Saturday afternoon experiencing Missions in a Box: Thailand with my 11-year-old son, Bates. He loved everything about it, especially making fried bananas and learning how to “talk Thai”! Bates celebrated his missions lesson by dedicating a special place on the corkboard over his bed for his new Thailand patch. He says it will be a daily reminder to pray for the Thai people and the missionaries serving there.
Missions in a Box, designed for boys and girls aged 6–12, is an interactive product to make missions discipleship come alive as a family. As you engage with your child in a new culture, you will learn about traditions, cuisine, games, arts and crafts, as well as missions work happening there—all while having a great time together. It is perfect for homeschool families looking to add a missional element to their curriculum or families wanting to learn more about missions initiatives around the world.
Each box is purchased separately and delivered directly to your home. Contents include a set of laminated, spiral-bound family activity cards, an interactive children’s booklet with stickers, art supplies for one craft, and a colorful, stitched patch. Your child will eagerly await the arrival of a new box in the mail!
With Missions in a Box: Thailand, you will get to spend quality time together as you learn new and interesting facts about Thailand, have a focused time of Bible study, and pray for the Thai people and Christian workers who share the gospel with them. You will also get to test Thai recipes in the kitchen, play a challenging game of Maakgep [mahk-gehp], create a traditional Loy Krathong [lah-ee grah-TOHNG] floating lotus, and even learn how to “Thai” a sarong!
We recently heard back from another mom who received her first box. She wrote:
“I just want you to know that we received the Thailand box last night, and my daughter was so excited she could barely go to bed. Our first hour of school today has been all about Thailand. This is wonderful! And another cool thing is we actually have a friend on a short-term missions trip there right now! This is very homeschool friendly, and I will be ordering the other boxes for sure!”
So, whether you are a homeschooling mom or a parent looking to engage your child in missions discipleship, adventure is calling! As you read together, cook together, play together, and create together, Missions in a Box lets your family experience a new culture while learning how people all over the world are coming to know about God’s love.
Missions in a Box: Peru will be released this summer. Additional boxes about other missions areas will be available soon. For more information about Missions in a Box, visit wmustore.com.
Melissa Whetstone serves as the GA editor at national WMU. She is also the mom of three busy boys who keep her on the go. She cherishes the occasional rainy Saturday when she can stay at home and spend quality time with family.
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