This week, we’ll meet one of Maranatha’s staff members, Eder Lucca. Eder is from Brazil where the language is Portuguese. So when Maranatha needed someone to lead our work in Angola, where they also speak Portuguese, we sent Eder. He had lived in this African nation before, during which a painful civil war destroyed much of the country’s infrastructure. There was a huge need for schools and churches, so when Eder arrived once more, he formed a local crew and got to work building as many structures as they could.
Your kids will see how Eder and his team helped the rebuilding effort in Angola, one structure at a time. They’ll also consider how God’s people can take action to improve a situation, no matter how dire it is.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- How would you feel if there were battles and fighting going on in your town?
Watch the video
In today’s video, we’ll meet Eder Lucca, who led Maranatha’s work in war-torn Angola.
Post-video Discussion Questions
- Why do you think fighting or war is bad for a country?
- Why do you think the people of Angola were so thankful to see Maranatha building new churches across the country?
- In the Bible, there was a war in which a country named Babylon defeated Israel and destroyed its holy temple. Years later, the people of Israel returned and rebuilt the temple through a lot of hard work. You can read about it in the book of Ezra, chapters 1-6. Why is it important to rebuild important buildings like churches when they are destroyed by wars, storms, or fires?
- For people around the world who live near fighting.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- The structure Eder’s team built for the Lukemo congregation is called a One-Day Church. It is so simple, it can be put together by crews in a single day. Often, the local church members will finish the structure by laying brick walls around the strong, steel frame of the One-Day Church.