Another one of our worship response stations at camp a few weeks ago was a station where kids could pray for world missions and the missionaries scattered around the globe. This was a very simple station – we simply hung up a large world map on the wall – at the eye level of kids. Then, when it was time for the worship stations, the kids could go up to the map, place a sticker on a particular country or part of the world, and pray for that country/people group. We encouraged kids to pray for any missionaries that they personally knew or knew about. The kids seemed to really enjoy the practice of putting the stickers on the map. While we did not do this, it would help if someone manning the station could have a stack of missionary prayer cards or newsletters that they could pass out to the kids who did not know of someone specifically for whom they wanted to pray.
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