This week, we go to the scorched town of Paradise, California, where the 2018 Camp Fire burned through 95% of the structures. When residents were allowed to return to their properties, they had to live out of RVs, with no place to store their belongings. Maranatha was invited to help by constructing sheds, and the response was overwhelming.
We hope your kids will see that when disaster strikes, there is always a way to help. We also pray they will consider how to serve others in times of need right where they are.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- Have you ever participated in a fire drill at school or home? What is it like?
- How would you feel if you had to leave your house because it was going to burn down?
Post-video Discussion Questions
- Like the people who lost their homes in a fire, have you ever met someone who had a really big problem they were dealing with? How were they feeling?
- Sometimes it seems like these problems might be too big for us to fix on our own, but what are some things we can do for people who are having a huge problem?
- Can you think of anyone right now that is going through a hard time? Even if you can’t fix the entire problem, what could you do to help them?
- Show us the people we can serve when they need it the most.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- The Camp Fire was named for where it started, near Camp Creek Road in in Butte County, California.
- In 2018, the Camp Fire was the most destructive fire in California state history.