Crushing rocks, but not hope
www.maranatha.org -- This week we head to Ngwenya, Zambia, where we’ll meet a community near a rock quarry. Many of the people living here work for the quarry. They sit in the hot sun, surrounded by rocks, and their job is to hammer and crush large rocks into smaller ones. It is back breaking, tiring work for not a lot of money. What’s interesting is that many of them are Seventh-day Adventist, and the rock quarry empties of workers on Sabbath mornings. Everyone is at worship in a humble, termite-infested building for church. In today’s episode of Maranatha Kids!, you’ll see how Maranatha visited this village and provided new hope for the people.
Pre-video Discussion Questions
- Do you know what a rock quarry is? Have you ever visited one?
Introduce the Video
In today’s video, we’ll visit a community of people who earn their money by crushing rocks.
Post-video Discussion Questions
- Life can be tough, sometimes. But as the people of Ngwenya show, even in tough circumstances, we can always seek the hope of Jesus and his people in our lives. And we can be the hope to each other by helping and sharing in whatever ways we can. Has there ever been a time where you might have felt a little (or a lot) down about a situation, and a friend or God’s promises lifted your spirits?
- Help us to remember that on our hardest days, when we might feel tired and discouraged, Jesus is always there.
- Ask kids what they would add to the prayer list.
Did You Know?
- Maranatha is currently working in Zambia to help more communities in need. Last year, in 2022, we constructed 82 One-Day Churches, 2 schools, and 232 water wells.