Preschool Missions Focus

Ken and Lygia Lovelace

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 August 2018

Missions Area: St. Louis, Missouri | Concept Area: God | Missionaries: Kenneth and Lygia Lovelace

5 Fun Facts about the Missionaries

  1. The Lovelaces have 10 children, 5 of whom are adopted.

  2. Many of the Lovelaces’ younger children practice and perform in a local circus.

  3. Pastor Ken has two jobs. One he works at during the day and the other—his job at the church—during the times he isn’t working at his day job.

  4. The Lovelaces love to walk in new neighborhoods, meeting new friends and inviting them to church. Not everyone they invite comes to church, but some do.

  5. According to Mrs. Lovelace, meeting people who don’t know about God and telling about Him is one of her favorite experiences.


Prayer Requests

  • Pray for the Lovelaces as they tell others in St. Louis about God’s love and why it’s important that they do what God asks.

  • Pray for the Lovelace children, many of whom suffer with a disease that makes it hard for them to walk or play. Pray that God uses their stories to bring others to church.

  • Pray that God helps new people come to their church, the Amazing Love Community Church, in the next year.

  • Pray that God will help the Lovelaces reach more people who do not have homes to live in.



Lovelace Family

The Lovelace family with 8 of their 10 children serve in St. Louis, Missouri, as church planters.




Praise Band

The praise team sets up before church services.

Nativity Play Characters

The Lovelaces’ church performs a Live Nativity in the communities of St. Louis.


Photos courtesy of the Lovelaces


























Missions Area: St. Louis, Missouri

St. Louis is a big, busy city that is near the Mississippi River. St. Louis is often known by the Gateway Arch that towers over the city and can be seen for miles.

More than 300,000 people live in the city. A lot of people who live there attend a Catholic church. Many other people in St. Louis do not believe in a one, true God, so it’s important that the Lovelaces are kind and loving when they talk about the one, true God.

Additional information and activities are in Summer Mission Friends Leader, pages 44–63, the August leaflet of Summer Mission Friends at Home, and First Steps in Missions, vol. 23, pages 89–96. WMU Year Book 2017–18 also has planning helps.

By Jamie H. Wilson, Spartanburg, SC

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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