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Live Out God’s Work: The Incredible Gift of Going

Four years ago I boarded a plane headed to Ethiopia with my 9-year-old son and my 8-year-old daughter. It was only their second time on an airplane and the first time we needed passports to travel. For me, it was a dream come true. At the time, I served as the director of children’s ministry…

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Children's Day in Japan

Note to Parents: Exploring traditions from other cultures is one way to expand your family’s view of the world and cultivate a heart for the peoples that God loves. Learn about Children’s Day, an important national holiday in Japan. The Japanese have honored boys and girls since ancient times. In 1948, Children’s Day became a…

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Paint Your Face Like the Shan

Note to Parents:  In the last journal, you read a story about Nang Kham and her family (if you missed the story, find it here).They are Shan, an unreached people group in living in Myanmar and other parts of Southeast Asia. What do Shan families do to protect their skin from getting sunburned on hot…

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Meet the Shan

Note to Parents: Help your family embrace God’s love for the world. Read this story together to learn about and pray for the Shan, a people group in Southeast Asia. Come with me to the hill country of eastern Myanmar, where Buddhist temples, their tiered roofs gleaming in the sunlight, are the center of everyday…

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Discover God’s Word:

The Samaritan Woman

Note to Parents: Often, as humans, we only see bits and pieces of the enormous story that God has been writing throughout all of history. What would it be like if we viewed the entirety of the Bible from God’s perspective? What if we showed our children that the Bible is actually one big story…

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An Encounter at Sea

Note to Parents: God is at work among refugees from unreached people groups, often leading them to settle in areas where they will have the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel message. This is a true story of how one man in search of a better life for his family found eternal life…

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Live Out God’s Work:

Welcoming the Nations

We often shelter our children from unknown situations, some because we are good parents who want to keep them safe, and some because we are afraid of the unknown. It is human to be afraid of what we do not know. Unfortunately, we act this way around people who are here from other countries. We…

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Play a Turkish Game

Note to Parents: In the last journal, you read a story about Yaren and her family (if you missed the story, find it here).They are Turks, an unreached people group in living in Turkey. What do Turk families do for fun? To find out, do the following cultural activity with your family. Cultural Activity: Play…

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Meet the Turks

Note to Parents: Help your family embrace God’s love for the world. Read this story together to learn about and pray for the Turks, a people group in Turkey. Come with me to Istanbul, where chants stream from the towers of a thousand mosques, calling Muslim families to prayer. Most children here in Turkey have…

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God is our Rock!

Recently, my family enjoyed a vacation in the mountains. Each day we balanced on large boulders by the rushing river’s edge and marveled at the power and beauty of God’s creation. One day we found ourselves exploring quieter waters. We searched for small, flat rocks that were perfect for skipping across the top of the…

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