June 10, 2013

Giving Your Children a Heart for the World


A globe sits in the back room and another in the family room.
A world map lies rolled on the desk.
A global puzzle is fitted together on the living room coffee table.
A book about children from another country borrowed from the library.
A picture of a little girl thousands of miles away is tacked to the kitchen cork board.

Each one is for the same purpose.
Each one is used to help our children learn about the world and the people the Lord created.

Our goal is simple: To give our children a heart for the people of this world, a heart like His, a heart that loves and points them to Jesus.

While we enjoy learning about other cultures and lands, we want our children to do more than just learn the facts. "Nothing but the facts" won't do. We want more. We want them to love their neighbors, whomever those neighbors may be. We want our children to reach out to others with His love, for His glory.

Cultivating this neighborly love includes seeds of compassion, understanding, action, and prayer.

A Few Resources:


Voice of the Martyrs 

Kids of Courage

Compassion: sponsor a child or download free lessons for children

World Vision: sponsor a child or host a global dinner

Whether it is the person next door or the child thousands of miles away, I hope my children will love them with His love.
~ Dorie

1 comment:

  1. You grabbed my heart with this post. As a mom, raised our boys for their first 5 years on the mission field, crazy excited about cultivating a heart for the nations in children ...

    Delighted to meet you today. I hope you don't mind if I splash around a bit to get to know you. This looks like a refreshing place to dip my toes in some serious goodness.



    PS I would be honored if you splashed other moms by sharing this post, or another one of your faves, sharing your notes about anything gloriously mom. Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.


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