Mission Friends

Thank You for Christmas in August

School supply distribution

When your Mission Friends send requested items for Christmas in August, they not only bless the people who will receive the items. They also bless the missionaries with prayers and encouragement. We thought you would like to read these words of thanks from Pastor Rajan Shahi, who serves among the Nepali community in New York City. Pastor Rajan was one of the Christmas in August missionaries this year for Mission Friends and also in the materials and websites for multicultural churches. Enjoy!

Missionary Spotlight Update: Cameron and Jessica Armstrong

Armstrong family

In 2011, Jessica and Cameron Armstrong married and pursued their calling from God to Bucharest, Romania. The couple struggled to make friends until their daughter, Sara, was born in 2016.

Unshakable Pursuit

Pursuing God in prayer

I woke up in the morning with the hymn “More Love to Thee, O Christ” running through my head. The song is such a sweet prayer to God, and is one of desiring more devotion to God.

Compassion for Others

Developing compassion

Our preschoolers are growing up in a “me” world. A look at today’s advertising shows this fact as we are encouraged to do what is best for me, satisfy our own wants, and think of me first. Preschoolers grow up thinking that the world revolves around them and their needs. Preschoolers need to be nurtured to be compassionate toward others.

Families on Mission

Beans for soup

Sharing God's love together is sure to ignite a lifelong passion for missions in your family! Use these resources at home to reinforce what preschoolers are learning at church. Talking about and praying for missionaries will spark creative ideas for helping others in your own community.  

WMU has developed resources that can help your family reach out to others.

Preschool Missions Focus

Armstrong Family

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.

Free Downloads for Mission Friends

WMU provides a number of free Mission Friends downloads for your church and families. Scroll down the page to see all our downloads.


Digital Template: Square Graphic for Social Media or Websites

Download this square graphic that can be used in several different ways.

Reflections from Camp Staff Reunion

Dock at sunrise Lake Yale, FL

Alligator stories, bunk beds, the dock at sunrise, and friendships renewed. Last weekend was filled with these things and more as I attended a reunion of camp counselors from Girls in Action (GA)/Acteens camp.

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.

Let’s Talk About Budgets

budget planning

I know you, because I’ve been there too. You’re the Mission Friends teacher who needs stickers for an activity suggested in Mission Friends Leader, and your session is today. You run in the discount store to buy the stickers on the way to church, but never turn in the receipt for the church to reimburse you. Or it may be that your church is struggling financially, and you take the responsibility on yourself to purchase items you need to teach Mission Friends. Many Mission Friends teachers purchase the supplies and curriculum materials themselves. There are many teachers who may not know what is included in their church’s budget for Mission Friends.

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