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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Are you too busy to attend the King's feast?


Caleb and John, preparing for the banquet
Every Saturday morning we have “Kids Club” with our 63 “big kids” at Emseni AND IT IS AWESOME!!

Let me tell you about it.

One of our goals is to be “intentional” about raising our children (as were with our biological children). Our new Program Director (Bryan Throgmorton – who is also AWESOME!) is helping us with scheduling including the following areas:
·      Spiritual life
·      Homework
·      Reading
·      Arts and crafts
·      Sports/recreational activities
·      Music/drama/dance
·      Age appropriate chores
·      Town outings (KFC, Funky Frogs, grocery shopping)
·      One-on-one time with adults

Our Kids Club is an intentional part of our Spiritual Life program and it is designed to teach our children the “lesson of the week” in preparation for Children’s Church on Sunday.  It is a part of the Waumba Land program that we have been able to use from North Point Community Church.  Our children are divided in to five groups of approximately 12 children and each group circulates through five stations over a period of 75 minutes, which include:

1.     Reading the bible story of the week.


2.     Singing new songs and old favorites as well as dancing and jumping. 


3.     Doing a craft that links to the story of the day.


4.     Learning the bible verse for the week and what it means for their age.


5.     Games that help them learn and remember the story for the week.




Today’s story was that of the “Wedding feast”. The children heard the story of the King who prepared a banquet for his friends, but when the time came for the banquet, everyone was too busy to attend. The King then sent his servants out to the town to invite all of the townspeople to attend because the feast was prepared.  The scripture that they learned was “Those who… belong to him must live as Jesus did”. 1 John 2:6

The craft that they made were crowns so that they would be ready to have the feast with the King.

Levi
The games were the best!  They had a relay race where they had to run and take all of the supplies needed for the feast to be ready, including a cup, spoon, table cloth, napkin and of course a plastic chicken drumstick!  Then they had to run around and find the hidden “friends” to invite them to the King’s banquet as the feast was ready to eat!  It was hilarious.

The song and dance is always a favorite and the children sing with their hearts and souls.


I am thankful for so many of you who read this blog every week and who share it with friends and family.  I SO WISH that you could be here to experience the love and joy that engulf our children’s homes.  But for today, you will have to enjoy it through photos and this short video. I pray that you enjoy feasting with the King this week.

Thank you for your love, your support and your prayers. These children ARE the future of this Kingdom.

Live from Swaziland … my heart is happy.

Janine

1 comment:

  1. This is awesome! Can't watch the video as it only shows up as a picture. Would love to see it if the format can be changed. Thanks

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