One Great Way to Connect Homebound Kids With Muslims

Are you scrambling like me? We’ve got three little kiddos who no longer go to school. While the television’s amazingly good at keeping them occupied, a tiny voice deep in my head says maybe that’s not best for the long haul! (If I’m wrong about that, please let me know!)

That concern, coupled with a relentless desire to see Muslims find life in Jesus, caused the following idea from my friend Aaron to detonate in my mind like that misguided gender reveal party in Florida!

In a draft of an article you can read here, Aaron suggests using some corona-home time to set your kids up with pen pals from Muslim nations.

He recommends the controlled environments of these three web sites:

Interpals, PenPal World, Global Penfriends

Each allows you to sign up for free, limit who your kids can interact with and search for pen pals in different parts of the world.

I helped my almost eleven year old get going last night with Global Penfriends. We set up her profile, she briefly described herself, her community and country, then we waited a couple hours for her profile to be approved. She then chose the Middle East as the region in which to search for someone her gender and age.

She found a young girl in Istanbul who declared a similar love for all things Harry Potter and they’ve begun to write.

I’m hoping two things result from this: 1. My daughter realizes in deep, wonderful and sober ways how different people and places are around this amazing planet. 2. Some young lass in Istanbul gets her first-ever friend who loves and follows Jesus.

As chaotically cool as the new Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons are, that would be better.


If I can pray for you during these challenging days, please let me know. 

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