As a former Pre-Kindergarten teacher and now stay-at-home mommy of 2 boys and a sweet baby girl, many people ask me how they can be implementing educational concepts in the lives of their young children at home before they enter school. Instead of trying to come up with a quick list of ideas off the top of my head to answer these questions, I have decided to put all of my lessons into this blog. I, along with so many other parents, want to be purposeful at home with my children and make the most of the time I have with them.
I hope that this blog can help, encourage, and inspire you to work with your kiddos and
get involved in the learning process! The benefits will be endless,
and the moments you share together will be priceless! As Dr. Seuss once said,
"The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you'll go!"

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thoroughly Thoughtful Thursday: Operation World

About a year ago, I read a book called 10 Who Changed the World with my bible study. It is about 10 incredible missionaries who followed the calling to go and reach the nations for Christ.  During this study, the Lord truly convicted my heart to be more intentional about praying for the nations and teaching my children to do the same.  I decided to make this a daily activity, and here's how I did it:

There is an awesome book called Operation World.  It has every country in the world listed with information about each country and the prayer needs they have.  There is a country to pray for every day of the year. I ordered this book, as well as a globe, and these items are my kitchen table centerpiece, along with a bible, our memory verse book, and our prayer sticks.  This is representative of making Christ, His Word, and His people the center of our lives. 

Each day we look up the country, find it on the globe, read about the ways we can pray for them, and pray.  It's a fantastic way to start your day at breakfast or even as a special activity during dinner.  I long to be on the mission field one day, but for now, the best thing we can do is pray for the hearts of the lost and show our children how to love God's people in this way!


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