Here are some interesting and fun resources that I’ve come across that I hope will challenge us all to be “on mission moms”.
This mom SO inspires me!! We are surrounded by great opportunities to engage the nations right here in the US! They are coming to us! One of my dearest friends from North Africa (funny story how I met her and her precious daughter!) lived in the States for 14 years and do you know that NOT ONE person ever invited her and her family to visit with them in their home… NOT ONE… This young lady is from a family of great influence in her country in North Africa and just think, if someone would have shared Christ with her here, if she had believed and then returned back to her home country, the impact that she could have made in her own country, among her own people… blows my mind… but alas… no one ever shared with her…. for 14 years…
2. Working with Refugees can be a bit intimidating – how do you start, what do you say and do… here are some great websites:
3. I came across some GREAT books this week at the Library that talks about Refugees and Immigration (it’s not exactly clear about whether the family were refugees or immigrated… there is a DIFFERENCE!) But one thing I love about reading these books with my girls is that it begins to help them understand that their world is bigger than just the little friends that look like them and talk like them and in this case has a name like them… These are not necessarily “spiritual” books but great nonetheless! I may have even shed a couple tears as I read this… oh “allergies!”
Goodbye Havana, Hola New York by Edie Colon
4. You just gotta watch this with your little ones! My girls and I have been loving this and singing along and maybe even having a dance party or two…
5. I’m super excited about this new book from Kristen Welch! I shared a couple weeks ago in a Friday Faves about her other book, “Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World”… and it is such a good book. I’m looking forward to this one! You can preorder it now and it comes out May 1st.
Soooo… lets get to “shining” friends – sharing Jesus with our families and friends!
Oh – and if you are a local mama, don’t forget to sign up in our On Mission Moms facebook group for the upcoming event on April 14th! Bring your little ones and let’s serve together. Space is limited and we will be emailing you the address and more details once you sign up. It’s gonna be FUN!