Mission Zone 2019
This year we started off with our North American Mission’s study. The study took us to Puerto Rico. One of the locals gave us a recipe to try from Puerto Rico. When we were done with class, we let them try the food and they approved. The rule for food in Mission Zone is you have to try it, but you don’t have to like it. For the most part, the kids like the different foods. Then we played games, filled out an activity book and learned about the culture of the people.
Each week we start with a game as the children arrive and then we divide up into three groups. The first room is the culture room. In this room they find the country on the map. Then they color their flag for their passport. Belinda and Laura Jo then have them try the food and learn about the area. The second room is where we have our mission’s video. After the five minute video, we review what we have seen and sometimes play a review game. The third and final room is the game room. Here the children play games that other kids from our country of study would play on the playground. This might include a relay race with items on their head because the kids in the village need to walk miles to get drinking water. The favorite game was whiffle cricket from India.
The idea behind Mission Zone is to make missions as real as possible. New languages, new customs, new foods and new games are all introduced. We learn that there are people all around the world that need to hear about Jesus and what He did for us.
This year in Mission Zone we had the opportunity to earn patches for Girls in Action and Royal Ambassadors as well. (This is our school year program for missions.) The North American Mission patch and the Line glider patch were awarded to many of the children. As Mission Zone closes the Missions ministry switches to Sunday nights at 5:00 p.m. This program has boys in Royal Ambassadors and the girls in Girls in Action. The preschoolers are in Mission Friends. We earn patches and continue on the Mission Zone experience through the year. If you have a child 3 years old to 6th grade, you should have them try this group out. Hope to see you Sunday!
Summer patches 2019