www.maranatha.org -- About 180 miles south of Lima, Peru’s capital, there is a desert city called Ica. Here, in this place of more than 280,000 people, there is a vibrant Seventh-day Adventist population with a school and many churches. But just outside the city, in the town of La Tinguiña, there is another growing group of Adventist families who have been gathering for many decades. They even built a church for themselves and dreamed of one day building a school. A couple of years ago, this dream looked to come true when Maranatha agreed to build a new school in La Tinguiña. But things didn’t quite unfold as expected, and the people had to hold on in faith, for just a while longer.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- What is something precious that you made yourself? Perhaps it’s a model of a car or airplane? Or maybe it’s a drawing? Or perhaps a giant lego set? How would you feel about destroying it?
Introduce the Video
In today’s video, we’ll meet a group of people who had to sacrifice something they truly loved in faith that God would provide something better.
Post-video Discussion Questions
- In the story, a woman named Eusebia Arango says that nothing is impossible for God, and that He will do something. What does this mean to you?
- What story or stories can you think of in the Bible, where God asks a person to give up something they care about in trust that He will provide and keep His promise?
- Help us to be brave enough to ask God for the impossible and to trust in Him..
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- Near the town of La Tinguiña, there is a place called the Huacachina Oasis, which is a fertile land in a desert where there is water and plants to be found. Huacachina is the only desert oasis in South America, and it quite the tourist destination!