A Christmas Family Project
www.maranatha.org- This week, see what it’s like to go on a Maranatha Family Project. In December 2021, 67 volunteers of all ages served at the Kajiado Adventist School and Rescue Center in Kenya. They helped to build a girls dorm and also facilitated a Week of Prayer for the Kajiado students. One of the unique aspects of a Maranatha Family Project is that volunteers ages 12 and under can also join a special day camp to learn more about the local culture. Your children will watch the mission trip experience of kids their age, including hard work, interesting Kenyan culture, and new friendships. They’ll also think about how serving on a Family Project might impact their own life in the future.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- If you’ve never been on a mission trip before, what would you be nervous about? If you’ve already been on a mission trip, what were you nervous about before you went?
Introduce the Video
In today’s video, see what it’s like to go on a Maranatha Family Project.
Post-video Discussion Questions
- These volunteers served over Christmas—what would you miss most about having a Christmas at home? What would be better about having Christmas in a different country?
- How can you become friends with someone in another country that you may have little in common with?
- What do you think your favorite day camp activity would be on a Family Project?
- How would serving on a Family Project make you a better person?
- Talk with your family about when and how you could join a Maranatha Family Project.
- Guide our family to serve wherever we are.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- Going on a mission trip can be expensive—some volunteers organize family fundraisers to raise money to pay for all of the costs. They might write letters to friends and family to ask for sponsorships, sell tickets to a special dinner where they cook food from the country they’ll serve in, or hold a garage sale.