Kids are an important part of the world missions program of the
United Pentecostal Church. We have learned that a healthy missionary
family will help make an effective missionary. By implementing
a program of ministry specifically to MKs, we are giving a message
to missionary parents that their kids are important.
Kids Ministries (MKM) began over 10 years ago, as the Missionary
Kids Association, with a vision to reach out to missionary kids
(past and present) and keep them connected to each other and to
their rich history and part in the Kingdom. Over the years God
has continued to grow the vision and potential of this ministry
and, now more than ever, we are reaching out to our MKs. We take
our job seriously. We do not want one single MK to fall through
the cracks of culture shock, loneliness, isolation, or re-entry
into a home country. Therefore we focus on taking these amazing
opportunities that missionary kids experience and help them to
look at their lifestyle as an adventure. We encourage them to
use the words discover and learn and to ask themselves, "What
can I discover about the country I am in? or What can I learn
from this experience?"
We offer MKs
a sense of meaning and purpose regarding their role in the missionary
family. Understanding that God's call involves the whole family,
and God has placed them in their particular family for a purpose;
therefore, His call includes them.
You too can
help us better care for the missionaries you support by caring
for their children. We trust this site will encourage you to become
more involved in ministering to MKs.