It doesn’t matter where a girl lives or what languages she speaks….playing dollhouse brings them all together!
Yesterday our girls had a play date at our house with a girl whose parents are missionaries in Cambodia. While their family is here on furlough, she’s spending a week with her grandmother, so we took the opportunity to invite her over. (And yes, she speaks beautiful English!)
Having our daughters interact with missionaries and their families is a blessing. I want them to catch a glimpse of the burden others have for reaching a certain part of the world for Christ. Putting faces and personalities with the missionaries we pray for makes them more “real” than just seeing their picture in a newsletter.
What a great reminder this afternoon was to all of us that we have brothers and sisters in Christ all over the world whom we can pray for and encourage as they seek to serve the Lord in the place where He has called them.
What a blessing for your girls! One of the main reasons we foster is to open our eyes and our girls' eyes to the world!
What a blessing all the way around, both for that little girl and for yours! I love how you opened up your home for an afternoon of fun and fellowship. This will undoubtedly be a fun memory for your daughters and have a lasting impact in the areas of hospitality and blessing others!
We have many missionaries come through our church. I agree, it is such a blessing to interact and put faces to those we are praying for! I have so much respect for missionaries ~ for their faithfulness and service to our Lord. This year, our church's theme is "Here Am I, Send Me". My hubby and I agreed that if the Lord calls us to a foreign mission field, we want to be ready and obedient to His call. For now, we are taking our mission field at home and in our new neighborhood serious. =)
Such encouragement here, Tracey, thank you!
What a wonderful opportunity to bless and be blessed.