International Night

20 02 2009

Two posts in the same week?  I know, I know.  Never happens.  But, I wanted to tell you about a fun thing we’ve been doing with our family.  Every Wednesday night is International Night.  We pick a country to celebrate.  I cook a meal from that country, we look at maps and atlases and find pictures of children from that country.  Then, when we sit at the table and pray for that country.  We pray for revival in the churches,  that boys and girls would come to know Jesus, that missionaries would be raised up and effective in their work, and we pray for an opportunity to visit that country.  Often, we have missionary friends living in that country so we pray for their family too.

Last night we celebrated Poland.  I cooked Golabki (stuffed cabbage rolls) and boiled potatoes.  It was delicious and the girls loved learning about the children in Poland (is it cold? do they wear coats? what language do they speak? do they know about God? etc.)  We’ve also celebrated China and the Philippines recently.  India, Mexico, and Madagascar are coming up in the next few weeks, depending on what ingredients I can find.

I love Wednesday nights because it’s fun to try new foods, but also because I love watching our blond haired, blue eyed girls learning about children of other races and cultures.  Priceless.

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20 02 2009
Rhonda

that’s a great idea! i’d love to hear more details about the different evenings…especially the ones that really “grab” you. thanks for sharing this.

20 02 2009
Robyn

I love it! Maybe you should start posting the recipes you try every Wednesday…:-)
Great idea.

7 01 2010
International Night: The Congo « I’m a Girly Mom

[…] The Congo 7 01 2010 One of my goals in the next few months is to get back on track with our Family International Night.  Our family has been at a busy stage of life where I ‘m just happy to get something on the […]

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