This week in Impact Class …
Pre-K – Pray for the Safwa People of Tanzania! “lions, giraffes and the red-billed oxpecker…oh my!” The Safway people have very little Christian literature and do not have a Bible in their own language! Pray for Bible translators to live among the Safwa people to learn their culture and write them a Bible in their own language!
Kindergarten – We reviewed some favorite Bible stories. I love how God’s word is timeless don’t you? The truths of David and Goliath and Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are still the same today! Even though they were young, God did powerful things in and through their lives! I remember how incredible these stories were to me at a very young age. I loved how one of the students said, “Mrs. Ginger, is this true?” I hold up a Bible and tell them, “This story is in this Bible and YES … it is true! It is ALL True!” “Wow” … yes … we serve a “WOW” God!
1st Grade – Up Up and Away … to Japan! The tsunami that hit Japan last year brings long lasting devastation. We remember Katrina and the devastation it brought our own nation! We’ll hear from missionaries that are there, right now bringing hope to the hopeless. Pray for the continued struggle of the Japanese and those that are helping them rebuild.
2nd Grade – “Fasten your seat belts and bring your trays and seats into the upright position…” we are heading to Amman, Jordan! We’ll visit the ancient city of Petra. The main religion is Jordan is Sunni Islam. Only about 6% are Christian. Pray for the believers in Jordan to be courageous to share their faith.
3rd Grade – Pray for the Malay people of Southeast Asia. The Malays live in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore! The main religion of the Malay people is Islam. Many girls learn batik while the boys learn to be fishermen, silversmiths or potters. The whole family might work in the rice fields! The Malay are Muslim.
4th Grade – The Crow Indians … do you have a “joking relative” in your family? I have about 3 of them. Ask your 4th grader what this ‘part’ in the Crow culture means for the family. Pray for the Crow to discover that our Creator God loves them.
5th – We are continuing to learn about William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army! Booth was a ‘General’ in God’s Army … armed with only Bibles, musical instruments and an unflinching faith in God, William led his army of believers into dangersous areas in London to bring healing to hurting souls!
6th – Ticklish Reuben and Cool Luke! The 6th graders are continuing to perfect the art of puppeteering as they prepare for their next time to minister in chapel and the nursing home… We’ll keep you updated!