Caring for God’s Creatures through Service
Maranatha Kids • 14-Apr-2022
www.maranatha.org-- This week, we’ll be in Panama, where volunteers got to help with one of Maranatha’s most unusual outreach activities: a veterinarian clinic. During an Ultimate Workout, a mission trip exclusively for teenagers, Maranatha organized a clinic when they heard about the need for animal services in the area. Teens worked with a local veterinarian and one from the United States to treat dogs, cats, and even a pig! Grateful people lined up with their creature friends to get the support they needed, and the overall activity was a great success.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- Do you have a pet? Talk about all the times you have had to take your pet to a veterinarian for help. Was it for shots? Sickness? An injury?
Introduce the Video
In today’s video, see how volunteers helped even a community’s animals to feel better.
Post-video Discussion Questions
- What do you think about an outreach activity that helps animals? Do you feel like it’s still “mission work”? Why?
- Imagine you had to come up with a creative outreach activity in your community? What would you do to serve your neighbors in an unexpected way?
- Thank you for the animals who bring us much happiness.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- Panama, located in Central America, is the only place in the world where you can see the sun rise on the Pacific and set on the Atlantic.
- Veterinarians are doctors for animals, and they work with small animals, large farm animals, or wild animals.
- Dogs are the most popular animal to show up on their veterinary exam table, as 46.3 million households in the United States own a dog!
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