The 2014 Week of Prayer for International Missions is this current week, Nov 30th - Dec 7th. You can follow the week of prayer here. This could be a great thing to do individually this week or together with your family.
The International Mission Board brought on a new president this past year, David Platt. You can learn more about David Platt and his strategy for leading the IMB forward here.
Below is a short 2 minute video, where Platt talks about what it means to be a missionary. Take moment to listen: