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What is a mosaic?

This morning, our Sunday School teacher told us what a mosaic is. The word “mosaic” can mean several different things. Usually, it refers to one whole something that is made up of smaller pieces. It can be a big picture made up of tiny tiles. Or, it can be one big country made up of smaller pieces—states, counties, families, individuals. All come together to make up one country.

She said Laos, where Kham and Vieng’s story happened, is like a mosaic. Lots of different groups of people living in many different places. Some live in the mountains. Some live in the valleys. Some of them believe in Jesus. Most of them do not. Then, she gave us a puzzle to put together, a mosaic map of Laos. I prayed for the people of Laos each time I found the spot one of the pieces went.

“Dear God, please help all the people of Laos, whether they live in the mountains, the valleys, or the cities, to hear how very much You love them. Help them believe in You, and please give them the courage to trust You and do what You say, no matter what. Thank You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

If you’d like to try to put together a mosaic puzzle of Laos, you can try the 15-piece or the 42-piece one. Just print whichever one you want to put together. It will be easier to put the puzzle together if you use cardstock paper. Cut it out on the dark lines. Then, have fun! And, don’t forget to say a prayer for the people of Laos.

Laos-15 piece puzzle

Laos-42 piece puzzle

Silhouette Prayer Card

This morning in Sunday School, our teacher showed us how we can make something to help us remember to pray for Christians we don’t know, like the unidentified woman in Nigeria we learned about last week, who suffer because they love Jesus.  She showed us how to make a Silhouette Prayer Card.  Here’s what we did:

First, she gave us each a small piece of heavy paper that had the flag of Nigeria on it.  Then, she had us draw an outline of our faces on black construction paper.  She told us to draw it small enough to fit on the small picture of the flag she had given us.

Next, we cut out the pictures we had drawn and glued them onto the flag.  She said that once the glue dried, we could use the cards as a bookmark in our Bibles.  Or, we could put the card up on the wall or the refrigerator.  Every time we see the card, it will help us remember to pray for the people whose names we don’t know that need God’s help.

“Dear God, please help everyone who believes in You to be safe.  Make them strong and help them tell everyone they can how much Jesus loves each of us.  And, please don’t let me forget to pray for them.  Thank You.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”

If you would like a printable copy of today’s project with step-by-step instructions for how to make your own Silhouette Prayer Card, click here: Silhouette Prayer Card printable

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Creative Way to Remember to Pray for Indonesia

 

Creative Way to Remember to Pray for Indonesia-Indonesia Prayer Chain Reminder2

I keep thinking about the people who live on the island of Bali, and I asked my teacher if there was something we could make that would help us remember to pray for them.  She had a neat idea—an Indonesia Prayer Chain Reminder.  So, we made one today and put it up on our bulletin board in class.  Now, all of us can remember to pray for the people of Indonesia—every time we come to class!

“Dear God, please help all the people of Indonesia, on every island, to find out how much you love them.  Please help them understand and ask Jesus to be their Savior and save them from all the things that no one else can.  Thank you.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”

If you would like a printable version of today’s lesson with the craft instructions, click here: Creative Way to Remember to Pray for Indonesia

If you would like printable instructions on how to make the Indonesia Prayer Chain Reminder, click here: Indonesia Prayer Chain Reminder

Remember the Rohingya Craft Project

This week in Sunday School, we made an art project that we could take home.  Our teacher said that every time we saw it, it should remind us to pray for the Rohingya people.  Each of us made a picture out of different supplies.  I picked crayon shavings for my picture.  Noelle made hers out of beads.  Sam used buttons, and Tina used pom-poms.

For each of the supplies we picked, the teacher gave us each lots of brown and other dark colors, a tiny bit of blue, and some bright yellow.  I made a long, skinny area out of the brown shavings to show the sandy beaches of Cox’s Bazar.  Then, I used the other dark colors to make the walls of the refugee camps the Rohingya have to live in.  I put the tiny bit of blue inside the camp, because the people don’t always have very much water to drink.  The bright yellow reminded me of sunshine, and that reminded me of God and His Son.  So, I put most of the yellow outside the camp, but I put a little bit inside, to show God’s love coming to the Rohingya people.

“Dear God, please help me remember to pray for the Rohingya, when I see my picture, or drink clean, cold water, or enjoy the sunshine.  Please send them the water and the love they need.  And, please help each of them to hear about how Jesus left His home in Heaven to come and save them, and please help them understand how much You love them.  Thank You.  In Jesus’ Name.  Amen.”

Are you looking for the answers to last week’s puzzle?  You can find them here: Who are the Rohingya Answer Key-printable

If you would enjoy a printable version of today’s craft project, click here: Remember the Rohingya Craft project

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