Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Serving in Faith with Your Younger Kids

Serve with your kids! That was one of the comments that was posted yesterday on my blog. I couldn't agree more. As our children see us serving, being the hands and feet of Jesus to others, they will model this behavior.

First let's talk about what we can do with younger children. When my kids were young there were several things we did to allow them to see our faith at work. Here's a short list of ideas.

  • Make a complete dinner and deliver it to a family who has someone chronically ill. Allow the children to help you select, prepare and deliver the food.
  • Sponsor a child through Compassion International that is similar in age to your own child. Keep the child's picture on the fridge. Pray for the child at dinner each evening. Then, if you ever have the chance, go visit the child.
  • Save money each month for Christmas presents for a needy family. Allow your children to help select the gifts, wrap them, and deliver them.

  • Pray for missionaries who you know. One of my friends made this beautiful prayer blanket for kids. You place it on the floor, find the place that you want to pray for, then place your hands on the country and pray together for the country, people & missionaries.

Isn't it great? My friend bought the fabric at JoAnn's and then made the child-sized blanket. Love it!

1 comment:

Jerralea said...

I love that prayer blanket idea! How creative!