A Mission Project for Your Daughters (And Homemaking Link-Up!)

by Angela on April 20, 2011 in Homemaking Link-Up, Ministry

There are so many things to teach our daughters as we prepare them to one day raise families of their own. In the Ultimate Homemaker’s Passage, Proverbs 31, verse 20 highlights a special skill all girls need to learn:

She opens her arms to the poor and extends her hands to the needy.

Would you like to give your girls a hands-on lesson in extending her hands to the needy?

Next week, from April 26 -29, I am hosting a link-up on my blog: Kids 4 Orphans.

How you can participate:

Children at Guma Na Yesu Children’s Center, excited about their new blankets!

1. Share the need with your kids and pray for the children of GUMA NA YESU. You can read more about this ministry here.

 

2. Get your kids to come up with a project to raise money for blankets, mattresses, and food for the Orphans at GUMA NA YESU orphanage in Africa.

3. Set a goal. Blankets are $5 each and Mattresses are $10. Beds are $20. The greater need right now is blankets and mattresses, and food.

What moves your daughters’ hearts? Find out and set a goal with them, working towards a specific need. I wholeheartedly believe that each of us can raise at least $100, but I won’t put a limit on what God can do!

Even if you raise $20, that will buy 4 blankets! I think it will help to set a specific goal such as, “We want to raise enough funds to get mattresses and blankets for 10 children!” Then see what God does with our little plans 🙂

4. Do the project with your kids. It can be as simple or as complex as you like!

5. Donate all funds raised to The Cause 4 Orphans. Directions and a button to donate can be found here. Click on the Piggy Bank and follow the directions.

6. Share a photo or a blog post showing what you and your kids did. If you don’t have a blog, you can post a photo on my Facebook Page. If you don’t want to share a photo, you can simply post a summary of what you did. If you don’t blog or Facebook, email the photo or summary to me and I will post it for you, anonymously if you like. I want everyone to be able to participate so if in doubt of how to share, just contact me!

7. Link up your blog post next week! Other blogs are hosting the link-up, and when you link up on any blog, it will show on all hosts at once. The Link-Up will go live April 26 on Homegrown Mom.

8. *Bonus! Everyone who enters a photo or post will be entered to win a copy of Ann’s books: The Mission Minded Family and The Mission-Minded Child!

How have you taught your daughters to extend her hands to the needy?

For more information, visit Kids 4 Orphans at Homegrown Mom

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There are so many beautiful things about homemaking . . . and right here is the perfect place for us to encourage one another in this beautiful calling! Below you can share the link to a post or article on your blog about homemaking, whether it be about cleaning, character, cooking, etc.

To share a link to your post about homemaking, you can use the Linky below . . . just share your link (make sure the link goes directly to your post), title, and image (it’s easy)!

(And don’t forget to check out this lovely giveaway!)

Angela

Angela is a wife, homeschooling mom, and proud Jesus-Freak. She is trying to learn for herself what it means to be a godly homemaker as she passes it on to her daughters. She hopes they’ll be better house-keepers than she is, but she knows being a homemaker is about so much more than keeping a house, it’s about building a home. Angela writes about being domestically challenged, creating family traditions, blessing your husband, nurturing yourself, following Jesus, homeschooling, and life as a mom at Homegrown Mom.

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Mrs. Zwieg April 20, 2011

Thank you so much for hosting this linky every week! Much appreciation! 🙂

Donna @ Comin' Home April 20, 2011

Thank you so much for the great missions idea! I know my daughter will love this as will my sons. We’ve sent blankets before but raising funds will work just as well. Thanks for the suggestion and for hosting this great party. We all learn so much from each other I’m certain! :o)

I’ve gone to weekly posting on my blog so I can spend more time caring for my family, so I had to add two links as it’s multi-topic. I plan to visit twice as many people though to show my appreciation to all of you for sharing.

Blessings on your homemaking journey everyone!
XO
Donna @ Comin’ Home

Tamara April 20, 2011

Thank you for hosting and the opportunity to be challenged, encouraged and refreshed. I love the way this brings so many together.

Bless you!
Tamara

Lisa @ HappyinDoleValley April 20, 2011

Thanks for hosting and for the “missions” opportunity. 🙂

angie @ the cellar door stories April 20, 2011

i am a new follower to your site and linked up my frugal mud room storage….#117. thanks for hosting the party ~ can’t wait to explore your blog some more!!

Susan April 21, 2011

Thank you so much. I forwarded this article to friends and family. Susan

Laura Lane April 21, 2011

Thanks for the link-up.

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