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Turn Your Child’s Extracurricular Activities into Missions Opportunities

happy child with multiple extracurricular activities

Dinner was difficult last year. We were at the soccer field 4 nights during the week and on Saturdays for games. My 2 boys practiced on opposite nights, so every night was a rush to finish homework, eat dinner, and get to the field.

Remembering a Call to Serve: Annie Armstrong Easter Offering

Annie Armstrong is perhaps one of the most recognizable names in Baptist life. Although many may know the name, few people can actually tell you who Annie Armstrong was and why she is relevant today.

Your CMD 2019 Stories (Part 3)

We have more stories for you! Let’s hear what children from across the country did for this year’s Children’s Missions Day to tell the good news to their communities.

Planning a Prayerwalk

Prayerwalking

Where has God called you? To the jungles of Africa? The bustling cities of China? What about your neighborhood? If He has called you to reach your community, consider prayerwalking to accomplish this mission.

Alma Hunt: Committed to WMU’s People and Purpose

Alma Hunt portrait

In 1948, WMU was in a season of transition. Coming off the heels of the Great Depression and World War II, WMU was miraculously unscathed—but it was exhausted. When the beloved Kathleen Mallory decided to retired as executive director, the search for a new leader began.

Just Like Annie: Rallying Your Children

Annie Armstrong was a woman who put her faith into action. She rallied Southern Baptists to give more, pray more, and do more to help missionaries around the world. Annie was not satisfied with the status quo, and in 1895, she led churches to raise over $5,000 for missions.

I've Never Planned a Recognition Service! Now What?

I know who you are. I talk to someone just like you several times during spring recognition season.

Fostering Creativity

Snow Wall

A 3-year-old smiled at her new discovery. She was playing at the “snow wall” in Mission Friends during that session. The snow wall was a long piece of clear self-adhesive plastic taped to the wall with the sticky side out. Our preschoolers made snow designs by sticking cotton balls, disposable cosmetic puffs, and cotton swabs to the wall to represent snow. Their creativity showed as they made snowflakes, snowmen, and snowbanks. We talked about the missionary for that month, who lived in a place with lots of snow. There was much delight when one preschooler discovered that she could stick a cosmetic puff several times, and it would leave a residue of a thin frosty look on the snow wall.

Get to Know Your Neighbors with a Simple Potluck Dinner Party

side dishes for dinner

It’s been said that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach; I find this true of just about everyone I have ever met. Relationships start and grow through the sharing of meals.

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