Hello Kidventure Families!
What an AWESOME Sunday we had! I sure enjoyed listening to Pastor Dan’s heart today; he spoke about passing on true spirituality to our children and the generations to come! It reminded me that Kidventure is so much more than a place to drop off our kids for an hour; it is truly an opportunity for kids to experience God. My prayer is our homes and families will be the place where true spiritually is learned, practiced, and passed on. I pray that each week in this parent connection e-mail you feel encouraged and supported. We want to keep you informed about what your children are learning so you can reinforce these concepts and talk through them together as a family. Feel free to respond or dialogue with this weekly newsletter if there is a way our Kidventure Team can be of support to you and your family!
Kindness and gentleness were the Fruits of the Spirit we talked about in elementary (K-5th grade) this week. Often these two Fruits of the Spirit get confused with weakness. However, being kind and gentle means to treat others with respect, the way that God would. This requires strength and courage, especially if the person you’re trying to be kind to doesn’t reciprocate. So being kind and gentle is not about letting people take advantage of you, but learning to treat others with respect. You never know how your kindness can change a person’s life. Take David, for example. In 2 Samuel 9, he decided to search for Jonathan’s remaining descendants. He found Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s crippled son. David restored to him all the land that once belonged to Saul, gave him servants to work the land, and even gave him a place to live. He didn’t have to do any of that but, because he did, Mephibosheth was able to lead a great life. Thus, we should follow in David’s footsteps, and treat others the way God would want us to treat them, with gentleness and kindness.
In preschool (3-5 years) we practiced putting on the breastplate of righteousness, which reminds us the importance of doing what is right. Like telling the truth, picking up trash, or waiting our turn in line, we should always do what is right even when it is difficult. Jonah was called by God to go preach to the Ninevites. Jonah decided he would rather run away from God instead. Big mistake because a large fish came and swallowed him up for 3 days and 3 nights! Jonah prayed to God asking for help. When God had the fish spit Jonah out onto the shore, Jonah chose to obey God and preach to the Ninevites. In class we made a breastplate of righteousness craft that reminds us to do the right thing. I had the chance to teach one of the preschool classes on Sunday and loved it! It was so much fun! We got to do training exercises to become strong like Knights, sing some fun songs and dance, and we even got to do the crab walk! “I will do what is right!”
Parents, don’t forget you can view/download these devotionals to go further in depth with the lesson as a family:
Have a GREAT week!