This Month – October 2018

October 2018 Ideas

October: When in Doubt, Play a Game!

This month, preferably a game with a Romanian flavor!

Water and Fire: “Water and Fire” is a game children in Romania love to play. Much like the American game “Hot and Cold,” one player must leave the room while the others hide an object. The seeker will return to find the hidden object and must be guided by clues from the other players. Children will say Fire if the seeker is close and Water if the seeker is far away. 

For more ideas, click here to find a large menu of Romanian games. Adapt as needed for review games or to extend your meeting.

October: Romanian Eggs

Painted decorative eggs are unique works of art created in many regions of Romania. While colors and symbols vary, the basic colors of red, blue, yellow, black, and green are used.

Download this egg coloring page found on

October: Bible Story Review Questions

Refer to p. 32 of the Sep • Oct • Nov • 2018 issues of GA Leader and RA Leader and p. 22 of Children in Action Leader.

Use these questions in Week One or to review the October Bible story anytime during the month.

What announcement did Elijah make to King Ahab? (There would be no rain until God’s command, 1 Kings 17:1.)

• Who brought Elijah food while he was hiding? (Ravens, 1 Kings 17:6.)

What was the widow doing when Elijah met her? (Gathering wood to bake her last meal, 1 Kings 17:12.)

What did Elijah ask the widow to do? (To bake bread and bring some to him first, 1 Kings 17:13.)

• What happened after the widow provided a meal for Elijah? (There was enough oil and flour to make food every day, 1 Kings 17:16.)

• What tragedy happened while Elijah was living with the widow’s family? (Her son died, 1 Kings 17:17.)

• What caused the woman to believe that God’s Word was true? (Elijah prayed and her son was healed, 1 Kings 17:22–24.)

• How did Elijah demonstrate unshakable faith? (Answers will vary.)

How has God cared for you? (Answers will vary.)

• How can you share God’s care and comfort with others? (Answers will vary.)

October: Faith at Work

Refer to p. 39 in the Sep • Oct • Nov 2018 issue of RA Leader.

Cameron Armstrong is a church planter in Bucharest, Romania. He teaches a class at the Bucharest Baptist Seminary on evangelism—telling people about Jesus.

Cameron and his team have recently started a ministry called Faith at Work. This ministry hosts seminars in Bucharest and in other cities in Romania. At these seminars, Romanian businesspeople learn how to share their faith where they work. Cameron and his team want to “create a disciple-making movement among the Romanian business community.”

When they get ready to hold a seminar, they look for 3 businesspeople who can share their faith without using “Christianese” words their co-workers won’t understand. They ask these businesspeople to speak at the seminar. As part of the seminar, Romanian business leaders discuss ideas and share stories. At the end of the seminar, everyone goes out to eat at a nearby restaurant.

Cameron Armstrong shares this prayer request: “Pray for future Faith at Work seminars in our city. Pray that we will find Romanian believers who would challenge and be challenged in the calling to live out their faith in the workplace.”

October: More Romanian Recipes!

Refer to p. 42 of the Sep • Oct • Nov • 2018 issue of RA Leader.

Would you like to try more Romanian snack foods? Here’s the link for more recipes!

You can also make yummy Romanian desserts!

Feeling adventurous? Make an entire Romanian meal!

October: Sari Asta

Refer to p. 27 of the Sep • Oct • Nov • 2018 issue of Children in Action Leader

Download "Sari Asta" and play a jumping game with your CAs!

October: Children in Action Extras

Download and use this Extras page to enhance Children in Action meetings in October!

October: Family Missions Focus

Download and use this resource to reinforce what your groups are learning every month in Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, and Children in Action. Family Missions Focus includes a feature for you to type notes to parents on the left-hand side of the page! Print this page for parents or email them as a monthly way to encourage their support. 

October: Missions Photos

Cameron and Jessica Armstrong show God's love to their neighbors in Bucharest, Romania. The Armstrongs help seminary students and business leaders in Bucharest learn to live out their Christian faith. 

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