This week, we’ll visit the contrasting country of Angola. Although the capital city of Luanda is modernizing, many parts of Angola are still recovering from decades of civil war. In today’s video, your kids will see what life is like in one of the “musseques” or slums of Luanda. Despite the dismal conditions, people find hope and refuge in their church community. But many congregations in Angola are meeting in inadequate spaces. See what some of them look like and how Maranatha is helping.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- During the COVID pandemic, did you ever have school or church outside? If so, what was that like? What are the good and bad parts of meeting outside?
In today’s video, see how committed Angolans worshipped no matter the conditions, and how Maranatha helped.
Post-video Discussion Questions
- If your church was leaking or didn’t have a roof at all, do you think your congregation would continue to worship there? Why or why not?
- Why are the people of Angola so committed to their churches, no matter what condition they are in?
- Why might some church members around the world come to worship each week, no matter the conditions, and others won’t?
- The people of Angola are committed to their churches. What is something you want to be committed to, even if it is difficult?
- Give us the commitment of the Angolan church members.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- The official language of Angola is Portuguese.