Girls in Action® leaders who share the work of missionaries contribute to the spiritual as well as educational development of children and youth. Here are some ways you can encourage the families of GAs to participate in missions learning on a regular basis. You might plan this as a quarterly activity to begin with, then evaluate later to determine if you’d like to offer this more often.
At the WMU Missions Celebration this past June, missionaries, Acteens, and former GAs all spoke to the value of missions education for girls and how their experiences in GA and/or Acteens influenced their worldview and responsibility for being involved in missions. Check out these podcasts and videos to hear their stories.
Click on the links below to open and play the recordings. You can also right-click (on a PC) and choose to save the file to your computer.
• world map (paper or online)
• colored pencils
1. Direct your group to the world map. Point out these locations on the map: Armenia, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Montreal. If you are using an online map, perform a search for those places. Plot out the traveling distance from each location to your home.
• chalkboard and chalk, dry-erase board and dry-erase marker, or poster board and marker
1. Explain that you will name a place. The children should silently act out what they would do if they visited that place. For example, if you call out “swimming pool,” children will pretend to swim.
2. Call out these places: weight room, trampoline, jogging trail, basketball court, football field, soccer field, track, baseball field, hockey arena, tennis court, and dog park.
Right click the photo. Choose “save as” to download it to your computer.
Kaleb, Isaiah, Amanda, Abigail, Lon, and Noah Vining
Sabrina, Martine, Sébastien, and Jacques Avakian
Use this video with GA Leader, Week 4, Closing, for girls to hear the French language. RAs and Children in Action may also enjoy watching this video.
Everyone likes to have a friend he can count on! When you are responsible, it makes other people smile. Make these “Responsibility Buddies” and share them with a friend.
What you need:
2 red apples
peanut butter (creamy)*
sharp knife (for adult use only)