"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Focus on Missions

We have been focusing on some missionary stories for the last few weeks. The book we are currently reading through is called: "In Search of the Source". It's an amazing book about missionaries translating the Word of God for the Folopa people who live in the heart of Papua New Guinea. It's incredible to watch how God gives the missionary translators the right words as they translate the Bible to a people who are eager to have the gospel message in their own language.

In keeping with our focus on missions I will be putting a large world map on our dinning room table, along with the missionary cards from our church (the map and cards will be protected by heavy translucent plastic). We'll use this as a visual reminder to cover these missionaries in prayer, to teach about the places the missionaries serve and how it relates to the charge to go into the world and spread the gospel. I have also considered contacting the missionaries whose cards we have to ask them if they would mind sending us their missions updates and letters for prayer requests. That way the kids can become acquainted with missions on a more personal level. I'm looking forward to doing this with the kids. Once I have our map up and ready I'll post some pictures.

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