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This week as I’ve gone throughout the week, I’ve been drawn to this worship song. Some days we just need to be reminded that we are children of a good good Father who gives us a spirit of boldness and courage to stand up for truth and what is right.  My prayer for us as On Mission Moms, is that we will live out our calling with great boldness – sharing Christ in our homes, with our children, and in our mission field, wherever that may be.

 

Religion shapes who we are, no matter who we are or where we are. This is a quite heart breaking glimpse into how religion is shaping girls all around the world. As you read THIS ARTICLE, will you pray for the girls in these countries.


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And as these girls grow up to become women, my prayer is that they will one day be introduced to a Jesus who loves them deeply.

International Women’s Day is coming up, March 8th. While we don’t really celebrate this day in big ways here in the States, there will be big celebrations around the world and this gives us great reason to pray that the girls we met in the article above will one day become women who know and love the Lord.  Check out this great video from World Relief, honoring women around the world! #thankGodforwomen 

international womens dayYou can also learn more about World Relief and the work that they are doing to reach women who are in the midst of pretty devastating places and crisis here.

We must also not only be women who are praying for women and girls around the world, but we must also be women who support the work of other women around the world and our friends down the street too. There are lots of ways to do that! Here are just a couple of great Fair Trade ministries and businesses that I love!

World Crafts, is a ministry of WMU (Women’s Missionary Union) and sells not only jewelry but great Nativities and Christmas goodies, as well as other fun things all while supporting artisans from around the world.

Noonday  was launched by Jessica Honegger as her family began the adoption process. This is one of my FAVES for fun jewelry and accessories and it supports over 4500 artisans from around the world! They also do great work supporting families and adoption!

What other businesses or ministries do you know of that are Fair Trade and are supporting the work of women and moms around the world? Let’s share them with each other so that we can support and encourage one another! Let’s also spend this International Women’s Day praying for women and moms around the world, in our neighborhood, and each other!

#thankGodforwomen

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Blog, Friday Faves

Friday Faves

I came across so many good resources, articles, and reminders this week! It was hard to choose what to share…

I have to start with this convicting article,  but as one of my dear and most honest friend tells me often, “put your big girl pants on!”

  1. Cultivating a Heart for Missions:  Radical · Blog · Cultivating a Heart for Missions in our Kids

This…. It all starts with us! Are you excited about sharing Jesus with your friends? Do you talk about Jesus and missions in your home?  Is there a map in your home and do you talk about the world around us? Do you fix “weird” food? Do you stop and think of others and invite them in to your world? If we aren’t modeling missions, chances are our children won’t grasp hold of it either… that’s convicting to the core…

So in light of that….

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2. Who doesn’t LOVE all things maps and globes… Here are some fun ways to use them in your decor at home!   There are other ideas over on our On Mission Moms Pinterest Page too!

 

3. You can also begin to introduce yummy food from all around the world to your little ones too. One of my FAVORITE dishes from my time in North Africa was Chicken Tagine and Zaalok.  Hint, Hint… I noticed eggplant was super cheap last week in our new grocery store, Lidl… gosh, I love that place!

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Moroccan Chicken Tagine

I’ll be sharing more international recipes to introduce to your family too! We love to cook crazy things around our house and yes, our girls LOVE most of it… not all…

4. Missional Women Website & App – I’m still discovering all the fun things this website and app has to offer! I’m also excited about starting their 31 Days of Evangelism focus because if I’m being completely honest, I need to reset my heart and refocus my mind and my words on sharing Jesus more and more. I’m excited about being intentional over these next 31 days to break down barriers and engage in gospel conversations. Who have you shared Jesus with this past week? Do you have five friends who you are engaging in gospel conversations?

 

What resources or articles have you seen this week? Share them over on our On Mission Moms facebook page so that we can learn and encourage one another this week!

 

 

 

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Friday Faves!!

 

Here are a few of our Friday Favorites over here at On Mission Moms! We hope that you will use these resources or read these books and articles as we grow and learn about how to lead our families to love Jesus and love and serve others! 

 

1. OLYMPICS! Need I say more! just search on Pinterest for a minute and you’ll find TONS of fun ways to celebrate and learn about countries from all around the world! Take it a few steps further and make a fun meal from another country this weekend, spend time praying for the various countries that take gold, and pray for the work that is happening at the Winter Olympics this year!

 

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Here’s one of our favorites, even though it’s from Summer 2016.

 

2. Give Your Child the World  – This is such a GREAT resource! It’s a book of books! It gives great ideas for how to expose our children to the world through books and if you don’t have a copy of it in your library, well – you should!

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3.  Joshua Project – This is an “Oldie but a Goodie”. If you are looking for a great way to guide your prayers for the nations – this is IT! It’s been our go to for several years now. They have a book (Operation World) , website, and app that you can use – so pick your favorite and just start praying!

4. You Don’t Always Have to Use Your Passport…– such a great video reminder that we have neighbors right beside us, on our college campuses… all we have to do is get to know them and invite them into our homes and our lives!

5. Honest Mission Trip Leader – Just for Giggles… Hope you LAUGH today!!!

 

What are some of your favorite things this week?