Faith Over Failure
This week, meet Sonia Feraude and her husband Simon Choque, two of the founding members of the Chimba Seventh-day Adventist congregation in Bolivia. These small business owners tried a number of outreach activities in their community to bring people to their congregation. Each time there would be a positive reaction, but the excitement would fade when people realized there was no church building to meet in. Although disappointed, Sonia and Simon continued trying. They also moved forward in faith with the purchase of land for a new church building, even though they didn’t have enough money to construct a church.
Your kids will see how these two Adventists were not deterred by failure and learn how Maranatha helped. They’ll also consider how to handle failure and what the Bible says about it.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
Have you ever failed at something? What was it, and how did it feel to fail?
In today’s video, a couple is determined to reach their community with Jesus’ love, despite failures.
Post-video Discussion Questions
Why did Sonia and Simon keep trying to reach their community, even when they failed?
When have you failed at something, but continued to try again?
Galatians 6:9 says, “So we must not get tired of doing good, for we will reap at the proper time if we don’t give up.” Is there something you need to keep trying, even though you failed already? What is it, and what are some ideas that can help you succeed?
Strength to continue trying, even when we fail.
Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
Bolivia has some of the most diverse types of landscapes in the world, from high mountains to tropical rainforests to dry valleys.