This week, travel with us to Kenya where we’ll see how one desperate congregation has maintained their church building with mud. Every year, the Miomponi Seventh-day Adventist Church members come together to apply a fresh coat of the mucky stuff on their sanctuary walls. Without the money to buy a proper church, they are making do with what they have, even as they hope and pray for something better.
In this story, your kids will see how a number of congregations around the world must worship each Sabbath, and consider how their own church conditions compare.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- What materials is your church made with? Are there any problems with your church building that need fixing?
- Have you ever been to a church or school “work bee”? What was it like? What work did you do? (A “work bee” is when people volunteer to make a property look nice, whether it’s cleaning, making repairs, doing landscaping, or constructing new additions).
Watch the video
In today’s video, a congregation that once threw mud on their walls receives a strong metal church.
Post-video Discussion Questions
- Have you ever wished that something could be different, but there wasn’t much hope that it would change? What was it? How did it make you feel?
- Playing in the mud might sound fun, but how comfortable would you feel about a building made of sticks and mud if there was a storm coming?
- How do you think the Miomponi church members felt to finally have a strong church building?
- How could you help to make your own church building better?
- For those without strong church buildings.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- The new building that Maranatha built for the Miomponi congregation is called a “One-Day Church.” It is a simple building that can be raised in a single day. After it is complete, many congregations make bricks to build up the walls.