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Creating an Safe Learning Environment for Children Who Learn Differently

When we create learning environments for missions education, we often forget to plan for children who learn differently. Many preparations for children who learn differently are easy to include in the classroom, but there may be some that you haven’t considered.

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: Emotional Conflict

Sometimes you will have a child in your ministry whom you do not feel equipped to handle because you haven’t been trained in that area. Volunteers in churches working with children with disabilities often feel this way.

Sacrificing Cherished Belongings and Accolades

Several years ago on a trip to Baltimore, I had a Nigerian taxi driver tell me something I hope to never forget: “When you come to America and look around, you see what so many men and women died for.” He talked about the freedoms we have that he had never imagined experiencing.

WorldCrafts Benefits for Baptist Children's Homes

Arkansas Baptist Children's  Home

Churches, individuals invited to partner with WorldCrafts to host benefits for children’s homes and global artisans

 

By Trennis Henderson, WMU National Correspondent

Sept. 13, 2018—What do fair-trade artisans in Africa and at-risk children in Arkansas have in common? Thanks to WorldCrafts’ latest partnership initiative, both groups can benefit directly from the sale of handcrafted items ranging from jewelry and accessories to home décor and Christmas-themed craft items.

Baptist Nursing Fellowship celebrates 35th anniversary

Lori Spikes, BNF Executive Director

BAPTIST NURSING FELLOWSHIP CELEBRATES 35TH ANNIVERSARY, ELECTS FORMER MISSIONARY LORI SPIKES AS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

By Trennis Henderson, WMU National Correspondent

Launching a new era of leadership while celebrating 35 years of ministry, Baptist Nursing Fellowship elected Lori Spikes as the organization’s new executive director during BNF’s annual meeting Sept. 7-9 at Shocco Springs Baptist Conference Center.

The Importance and Impact of Stories

“Tell me a story!” my niece said as she settled in the bed. Even after reading books to her, she wanted me to tell her “a made up story.” In this age of technology, there’s still something powerful about hearing stories first hand from a real person.

How to Get a “Real Live” Missionary to Your Church

young man standing in field with Bible at his side

Missionaries are the reason WMU exists. After all, “Missionary” is our middle name! Members of WMU have been learning about, praying for, and giving to missionaries for 130 years. Missionary stories prompt us to pray and give to missions.

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: Tips for including Children with Autism in Missions

The diagnosis of children on the spectrum of autism has increased dramatically in the past few years. Currently, 1 in every 59 children has been diagnosed with some type of autism. Boys are 4 times as likely as girls to have autism (1 in every 42 boys has been diagnosed).

Christmas Backpacks Video Link Update

Mission Friends Leader

OOPS! We made a mistake!

In Mission Friends Leader, September Session 3 (pp. 17 and 18), we printed an incorrect link for a video about Christmas Backpacks.

Leading Children Who Learn Differently: ADHD

If you’ve taught children in any capacity, you’ve probably encountered a child with ADHD—the child who can’t sit still or the one who blurts out the answer even when you’ve repeatedly asked him to wait for his turn. Sometimes, your patience wins out and you successfully finish your lesson.

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