Preschool Missions Focus

Amazon people

 

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.


Missions Focus February 2018

Missions Area: Amazon | Concept Area: God’s Creation | Missionaries: Bronson and Anna Parker*

5 Fun Facts about the Missionaries

  1. The Parkers are missionaries in the Amazon region. This region includes several South American countries such as Peru, Colombia, and Brazil.

  2. Like many missionaries, the Parkers have to become friends with people before they can share the message of God’s love with them.

  3. The Parkers have learned Spanish to speak with people from nearby villages. They’ve also learned some Portuguese because they live so close to Brazil. There are some languages used by the Colombian people that the Parkers do not yet understand.

  4. The Parkers’ children are very active and like to play musical instruments and a variety of sports.

  5. Mr. Parker likes to fish in nearby rivers. He sometimes uses these fishing trips to tell his new friends about Jesus.

*Names changed

Prayer Requests

  • Pray that the Parkers can be brave in sharing God’s love to the people in the Amazon.

  • Pray that God helps them make good decisions for their ministry and their family.

  • Pray that God helps their new friends in the Amazon understand that they need to trust God.

  • Pray that the new believers in the Amazon will work together to help others understand the Bible.

  • Pray that the Parkers trust God for their needs while they serve in the Amazon.

Photos

Amazon sunset

Missionaries in the Amazon often have to travel by canoe to reach the villages where they go to tell stories of God’s love.

Maloca

In many villages in the Amazon, a whole tribe will live in a communal house like this. These communal houses are called maloca.

Amazon animal

Villagers often use whatever materials they have to create homes and buildings. The Parkers ask us to pray that each village they contact will be open to hearing the stories of Jesus.

 

All photos: Copyright © 2018 International Mission Board, SBC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missions Area: The Amazon

The Amazon is an area located in parts of the countries of Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. A lot of different plants and animals are in the Amazon.

The Parkers live in a small village where they tell people about God’s love, but they also travel to other nearby villages to meet people there. The people there speak many different languages including Spanish and Portuguese.

Many of the people the Parkers serve do not have a lot of money to buy new clothes so the Parkers like to give away clothing to those who need clothes. They also spend a lot of time inviting people into their home for a movie night or for supper. By making new friends, they are able to tell others about God’s love.

Additional information and activities are in Winter Mission Friends Leader, pages 46–62, the Winter quarter, February leaflet of Mission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 23, pages 43–49, WMU Year Book 2017–2018 has planning helps.

By Jamie H. Wilson, South Carolina


Families on Mission Calendars 2017–18

Preschoolers and their families learn about missionaries and pray for them, help others, and learn some Bible thoughts together on page 4 of each month's leaflet of Mission Friends at Home.  Ask your child's Mission Friends teacher for a copy.


 

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