SIMpray Kids fun facts – UK

The family featured in this months SIMpray Kids were part of our Equip programme. They spent two years overseas learning language and culture in order to equip themselves better for cross-cultural ministry in the UK.

London is home to over 9 million people. More than 300 languages are spoken in the city.

Image by Clay Banks

Churches in some of the UK’s biggest cities have asked missionaries from other countries to come to the UK to help them share Jesus with the people around them.

There are more English speakers in the USA, India, Pakistan, Nigeria and the Philippines than in the UK.

Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning Queen in the world. She is a Christian and to mark her 90th birthday she released a book called ‘The Servant Queen and The King She Serves.’

Llanfairpwllgwyngyll-gogerychwyrndrobwlllllandysiliogogogoch is the name of a town in Wales. It is the longest name of any town in the world.

Fun facts from where our mission family lived for a while in South Asia

Image by Ahsanization

We were once given a receipt written on a Banana.

Sometimes when we woke up our house would be covered in dust due to dust storms in the middle of the night.

We could buy chilli-flavoured toothpaste.

TV’s, planks of wood as big as people and many other things were transported by motorbike as well as multiple people.

How well do you know the people living around you?

Are there children from other cultures in your class at school? Why not ask them where their families originate from and find out a bit more their cultural traditions. Perhaps you could use our prayer guide to help you pray for their countries of origin.

It is often said that English is one of the hardest languages to learn. Have you tried learning any other languages? Our friends at Wycliffe Bible Translators have produced an activity to help you think a bit more about the complexities of language. Click here to download the activity sheet.

Pray for mission workers around the world that God would:

  • help them to remember words and phrases as they learn new languages.
  • bring the right words to mind as they talk with new friends.
  • give opportunities to share the story of Jesus.

This page was created as part of our SIMpray Kids monthly prayer email. If you would like to pray regularly with our mission families serving around the world, please click here.