We are Mission! Especially all the children!

Dear Mom and Dad, 

Do you believe that God is calling your child/children to be missionaries, too? I am not referring to when they are adults, but now, as children. Do you believe that they, too, are instruments in God’s hands to spread the Good News of God’s love? I certainly hope you answered YES to all these questions. And to help your child acquire an awareness of mission and have some fun activities to work on during this time at home, we offer you the following resources. You can help your child learn some new behaviors and find that God is challenging you, too, as an adult to proclaim God’s love! Enjoy the activities! Enjoy the new discoveries! Enjoy spreading God’s love!

The Missionary Childhood Association (MCA) is part of the Pontifical Missionary Societies and was founded in France in 1843 by Bishop Charles de Forbin Jansen. Its purpose is to encourage all children to be aware of the needs of children living in mission diocese through the world and support them both spiritually and sacrificially. Today it is in 110 countries and helps make Jesus known to children all over the world. 

What I like about it is that children become aware of the fact that they are participating in God’s mission as they learn about other cultures and countries where the children’s lifestyles are different, but just as beautiful as theirs.

Here are some links from Missio and Pontifical Mission that you can find educational and fun materials to do with your children and grandchildren. Holly Benner is the national coordinator of the MCA and a wonderful, informative blog. Please see what she is doing and connect with her.

Blessings to all, Sr. Nancy Schramm

Sister Nancy is a Franciscan of the Sacred Heart and Formation Director for the Joliet Diocese Missions.

Now we invite your thoughts. Please share in the comments section below. And while you’re here, continue on a virtual mission by reading more of our stories and reflections as we discover together how “We are Mission”.

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