Compassion MOPS Blog
Teaching Compassion Bravely
If you’re like me, it’s important to you to raise compassionate children in a world that can sometimes seem self-centered. This is one of the biggest challenges for us as parents, teaching our kids that people are more important than things.
I want our family to have the heart of God toward people in need. Working at Compassion International, I’m aware of global needs and how we can help lift children out of poverty in Jesus’ name. It should be easy for me to teach my kids, right? But I get just as busy and exhausted as any mom, and I need help.
So, I’m excited about the awesome new resources to help MOPS moms like you and me instill in our children a heart of compassion for people living in poverty. Take a look at compassion.com/MOPS. It’s a great place to learn about children and cultures around the world.
You’ll love the free, creative, and easy-to-use educational resources. You can download devotionals and coloring pages for kids, try recipes from around the world (spicy plantain chips, anyone?), play children’s games from other cultures, and so much more. There are great resources for MOPS Bible studies, too!
Here are some of the resources available:
A Country Far Away
This picture book for ages 3-6 shows pictorial comparisons of a child in the Western world and a child in the developing world, focusing on their many similarities. Free to order!
Give, Save, Spend Piggy Bank
Make a piggy bank that teaches your child how to separate his or her money into categories of Give, Save and Spend. Free, printable instructions!
These 12 devotionals on sharing, loving others, generosity, and other themes are great to use with the family, including children ages 3-6. Older kids will enjoy five geography-based spiritual lessons and activities (like making soccer balls from plastic bags and colorful beads from paper) that help them experience how children in other cultures live. Free downloads!
For these and many more resources for MOPS moms, go to compassion.com/MOPS, and feel free to stay awhile; it’ll be worth it!