Each month, my family dedicates the whole month to praying for special friends that are living around the world. We place their prayer card on our table and talk about them and their family (in a good way – of course! ha) We remind Ivey about who they are and what they are doing and where they live. We pray for specific needs that they have, for their children, for the work that they are doing, for their people group, for language learning and so much more. We also attempt to fix a meal from the country where our friends are serving. For example in February, we spent time praying for Paul & Stephanie who are serving in Central Asia. Stephanie sent me a great recipe for a meal called, Kuru Fasulye – Pilav. (Now say that 5 times…) While it’s a stretch that my three year old will eat this, it’s important to us that she at least try it! It reminds her that there will be foods that are different in life but wherever we may go, we must respect other cultures and eat what we are given to eat.
If you would like to try the recipe with your family and spend time praying for Paul & Stephanie, be sure to click the link below.
Each evening that we pray for our family of the month, we feel super connected to them despite the distance and we get to be a part of their work around the world.