Intentional Prayer Series | Pocketful of Motherhood

Recently, a Ross Road mom passed this wonderful blog on to me with intentional prayer guides for your kids, spouse, family, friends and beyond. I LOVE to hear our Ross Road parents being intentional about welcoming the power of God in their relationships. Why try to be a parent, spouse or friend without Him? ;)

This blogger writes…

As a mom to a busy boy, I don’t have many “quiet moments” in my day. So I felt that I needed some practical tools to help me stay on track with my quiet times with the Lord. Prayer was one area that I felt like I needed to focus on more, so I created a year-long plan to help be more intentional about praying. As I was doing so, I also decided to share some of my ideas here on this blog in this 4-part series. There are some corresponding printables that go along with this series. I hope that you find it helpful!

Get her 4 Prayer Guides here… Intentional Prayer Series | Pocketful of Motherhood.

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Run for Freedom in Abbotsford, Mill Lake (Save the Children!)



This event seeks to raise funds to help break the poverty cycle among the poor-and-oppressed in Thailand, Myanmar and the Philippines. The price for online registration is ten dollars a person. And for every three people registering we can support one child. Thirty-dollars covers the cost of one impoverished child’s needs for one month through our partner ministry at the Garden of Hope in Northern Thailand, where an average thirty children are kept off the streets each day. They are fed healthy meals, taught music and good moral values, in addition to being sponsored to stay in school and get a proper education. Without this program, these children would be prime targets for human exploitation.

Similarly, in a deeply impoverished area of troubled Myanmar (Burma), we have a growing ministry that reaches 65 children. In Davao, the Philippines, we also are currently reaching 53 children among the poorest of the poor. The goal of all our ministries in Southeast Asia is to bring Good News like this to the whole family, enabling holistic community transformation.
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To register…

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Stories From Portugal

This Sunday, March 15th, we’ll get to hear from one of our missionaries whom we regularly pray for in Jr Kids Church. Otto and Marjorie Ekk serve in Portugal and we look forward to hearing from them! Their names are on our prayer tree upstairs in Gr 1-5 which we regularly refer to each Sunday. :)

As you prepare for this Sunday, take your child to visit together the MB Mission webpage to learn more where you can see pictures and watch a video:

Then, this Sunday your children will already be familiar and ready to hear what they have to share!

If you’ve never picked up a missionary card (kinda like a hockey card) to have available during your family devotion times, feel free this Sunday. We as a family like to rotate praying through the various missionary cards. As a result, our oldest wants to one day be a missionary to T.key. He might be getting practice lately in public middle school as he recently experienced some disturbance when he was reading his Bible on the school grounds. His heart broke when the teaching staff replied to a student complaint, “It’s just a book. You can read it as long as you don’t share it with others.”

Thank you for your intentional faith building at home and for leading your children to pray for our missionaries.

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Thank You Ross Road Parents Who Took Part!

Before Christmas, we sent out a notice to you as families inviting your involvement with the Abbotsford Christmas Bureau and Starfish Pack program.

Well… they sent out this notice to me…! Thanks so much for your part!

The best Christmas EVER.
You are receiving this newsletter because you made it happen.

2014 was the first year the Abbotsford Food Bank and Christmas Bureau has ever reached our Christmas financial fundraising goal. We entered the season with $350,000 towards the goal of $850,000. The goal date was December 31. By Jan 23 we had news that we had surpassed our goal by $32,111!! Your generosity is amazing! Thank you for the part you played in these efforts!

Over Christmas we helped 978 children and 693 families in Abbotsford experience the joy of Christmas by supplying them with gifts and a Christmas dinner. In 2014 we helped 1,502 children each month by providing their families with emergency food. Of these children 400 of them have been identified by the school district as being in extreme need. Currently, over 200 of the 400 are being fed over the weekend through our Starfish Pack program. They are sent home from school with a back pack full of food for three meals a day and healthy snack. Thank you for your partnership in this cause to feed our children in need in Abbotsford. Please take a look below to click and read more about the ways we are positively impacting the community and how you can join us monthly. Together we make a difference and give children a hope for the future!


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For Parents: How to Disciple Your Child

How DO we as parents disciple our children?

Where do we start?

I came across some practical ways listed in the download below. Pick 1 to start to work on and add 1 perhaps each month or every few months… Just start somewhere and move forward in your discipleship plan at home. Begin today to build a legacy in your child that could impact an entire generation for Christ.

Click here to download this practical plan: How to Disciple Your Child

Need help? Overwhelmed?

– Get plugged in with a Care Group, connect with other parents within Ross Road who are on the journey of discipleship at home.

– Look for families with older kids who are following Jesus. Ask them for coffee, get to know them and ask them what has worked in their home.

– At the same time, enjoy the many faith parenting videos from your free Ross Road Right Now Media account (get your login info by emailing our front office at: info(AT)

Educate, build relationship, and start the journey. You can do it. :)

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Free Easter Devotional with Easter Passion Tree {Because Easter’s More Important than Christmas} | A Holy Experience

Today is the first day of the Countdown to Easter… the event in history that changed everything! Here’s a link to one of my favourite Family Easter Reflection Guides… Start journeying together with your kids and with your focus on Jesus! (There are 17 readings which you can spread out over the 40 days of Lent.) Enjoy an incredible faith experience this Easter!

Go to: Free Easter Devotional with Easter Passion Tree {Because Easter’s More Important than Christmas} | A Holy Experience.

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Countdown to Easter – Lent Devotional for Parents

February 18 is the beginning of the season of Lent, a time of preparation as we anticipate remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

For this Lent season, you may want to enjoy Lent readings wonderfully prepared by the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary. This online devotional is a great supplement to your Bible reading times and as you prepare to walk your children through their understanding of Easter. You can simply download the devotional through the link below which will take you to the seminary website. May God use this season to fill your heart with gratitude and awe because of the finished work of Jesus Christ.

Click here to get a free copy of the Lent Devotional | MB Biblical Seminary.

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