Monthly Missions

monthly missions

 

Wanna teach your kids how to serve? To give? To *gulp* do hard things? Me, too! This year, I’ve purposed to give my kids an opportunity to serve. In fact, I’m challenging them (and myself) to do something hard each month. As I was thinking about this idea, I said, “Why do it alone? I’ll ask all my friends to do it, too!”

Each other month, I’ll introduce you to an organization or ministry that is helping kids and families around the world. I’ve found organizations that help kids out of poverty and protect them from harm, all while leading them to Jesus. These organizations will get your kids excited and they provide kid-friendly ways to support them.

At the beginning of the month, I’ll post about the organization and give you our monthly mission or our challenge for the month.

If you and your kids accept the mission and actually do it during the month, you can link up your photos (from Instagram/Flickr/etc.) or blog posts in that month’s linky. And don’t forget to use the hashtag #monthlymission for any updates on your favorite social media site!

Sound fun? Here we go…

Grab a monthly mission button or banner for your blog!

March

This month, we’re joining The Seed Company to fund accelerated Bible translation in the Tagasa Cluster of Southeast Asia. See my introduction post here!

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Our guest blogger is Heather from Cultivated Lives. Check out her blog post to see how she and her kiddos are ending Bible poverty!

November

Operation Christmas Child

We’re joining with Operation Christmas Child to pack 100 shoeboxes for kids around the world! See my introduction post (including giveaway) here! Update: We packed 1644 shoeboxes!

September

We’re sending Action Packs or Blankets & a Bible to persecuted Christians in Sudan, Pakistan and Iraq with Voice of the Martyrs. Read my introduction post here! Voice of the Martyrs #monthlymission

August

Choose your own mission with the Teach Me To Serve eBook.  See my introduction post here!

July

This month we’re working with Unbound to raise money to rescue and restore girls who have been victims of sex-trafficking.  See my intro post here. Update: We raised $144!

June

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This is a super exciting month–we’re doing a lemonade stand to raise money for needs around the world! Our money will go to World Vision–you can read my introduction post here.

Our guest blogger is Christie from My Walk With Eden. Just wait till you see the super cool-ness she’s doing with her kids–all for tornado victims in Oklahoma! LOVE.

May

Grab your kids, a Bible and a world map–this month we’re praying for people who don’t know about Jesus! Read my intro post to see how we’re praying for the THUMB people. jacquie echoinghim.com

Our guest blogger is Jaquie from Echoing Him. She is passionate about raising her kids for the Lord and you will love how she and her kiddos are praying for people this month! Please go check out her blog and get to know her!

Link up your prayer pictures, blog posts or stories here…

April

Screen Shot 2014-03-01 at 3.29.12 PM This month we’re writing letters to our sponsored kids! So, we’re semi-partering with Compassion and kinda sorta teaming up with Dayspring and their U-neeks collection to encourage our kids to know that they are unique, treasured creations of God! See my introduction post to see our letters & see how you can win some fun U-neeks prizes! One of my greatest and most awesome bloggy friends, Jen (aka QuatroMama) from 4tunate.net is joining us as our guest blogger. Check out what she and her four boys are doing to love on their sponsored kid! Link your blog posts, pictures or tweets here and be entered to win a U-Neeks giftpack…

March

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We’ll be donating paper, embellishments and money to Paper for Water and their partnership with Water for Life!   Read my introduction post to see how you and your kids can join in!

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The fabulous Heather from God Centered Mom is our special guest blogger this month. Check out what she’s doing with her boys for Paper for Water.

 

February

 

Nickels for Nets

Sweet Sleep & their Nickels for Nets program Read my introduction post to see what we’re doing with Sweet Sleep!

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Erin from Home With The Boys is our partner blogger in this mission! Check out what she and her three boys are doing for Sweet Sleep! Link up your pictures, blog posts, etc below…

 

 

 

Total money collected:  $377.90!

That’s 47 nets!

updated 03/06/13

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. Andrea Drost says:

    We are in!!! I have been praying for something for our family to do to “give back” and this is it!!!! Thank YOU!!! I homeschool my 2 girls and they are soooo excited to do this!! God bless u and thank you soooo much for your blog, ideas and just for spreading the love of our Savior!!!!!

    Blessings!
    Andrea Drost

  2. This was an awesome experience for us! Molly collected $40.00! 5 nets will be donated and we are thrilled!

  3. This was an awesome experience for us as well. We are a little late with getting you our numbers, but my Little Sprouts (that’s my preschool sunday school) were able to raise $56.00 for Nickels for Nets. So add 7 extra nets to your count :)

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