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Journal entries focus on the heart and motivation for World Christian parenting. Monthly articles written by key authors and ministry leaders offer wisdom and inspiration as you disciple your children and pursue intentionality in the midst of family life. Additional thoughts and devotionals written by Weave team members encourage you to draw near to Jesus for wisdom, strength, and grace as you navigate everyday realities and encounter situations you don’t feel equipped to deal with. Enlarge your vision for what God can do with ordinary families whose hearts and lives are yielded to Him.

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In the last journal, you read a story about  Yeshey (YEH-shee) and his family (if you missed the story, find it here). They are Bhutanese (Boo-tah-NEEZ), an unreached Buddhist people group in Bhutan. Enjoy learning about Bhutan’s national pastime with your family.

Cultural Activity:

Mini Bows and Arrows

Celebrate Bhutan’s favorite sport, archery. Every village has an archery range and families take local tournaments very seriously! Using bamboo bows, contestants shoot arrows at brightly colored wooden targets. If an archer hits the center of the target, he earns three points. Everyone joins in the cheering, dancing, and joking – all in the spirit of friendly competition. Make your own mini bows and arrows with your family. You will need:

-craft/popsicle sticks

-dental floss

-Q-tips/cotton swabs

-sharp knife

-glass of water


-nail clippers.

  1. Using a sharp knife, make two small notches on each edge of the craft stick near the end. Repeat near the other end. 
  2. Put your notched sticks in a glass of water and let them soak for 90 minutes to make them flexible.
  3. Afterwards, tie a piece of dental floss around the notches on one end of the stick and wrap it a few times. Carefully bend the stick to make it bow. 
  4. Wrap and tie the other end of the dental floss around the remaining two notches. Make sure the dental floss is taut and tied on the same side of the stick on both ends. 
  5. Cut off excess floss. 
  6. To make arrows, use nail clippers to remove the cotton from one end of each cotton swab.
  7. Practice shooting your arrows at targets or into containers.
  8. Afterwards, spend time praying as a family. Ask God to reveal Himself as the true and living God to Bhutanese families who are worshipping idols.
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