Today is a FIRST Sunday! We would have been bringing in our Buddy Barrels, raising money for missions, and learning about another area of the world! So even though we can’t have BGMC Sunday at the church, we can still have it from HOME! So grab your Bible and Buddy Barrel and let’s have BGMC Sunday – “Africa Oasis Project”!
Below you will see a fun message from Mrs. Green about water and the Africa Oasis Project…a message from Pastor Vicky…some fun things to try at home…and a BGMC episode about CHANGE AGENTS! Are you ready for BGMC Sunday Online?!
BGMC is a missions education program for kids! BGMC equips kids to know, to care, to pray, to give, and to reach the lost. We have a two-fold purpose, to reach the children of the world and to create a heart of compassion in kids. BGMC stands for, “Boys and Girls Missionary Challenge”.
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
“A Sip of Water” – A message from Mrs. Green
A Cup of Cold Water…
“If anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones…that person will certainly not lose their reward.”Matthew 10:42
PRAYER POINTS FOR THIS MONTH:
- Pray for Africa Oasis Project missionary teams as they travel and visit places that need water.
- Pray for money to buy pumps to get the water out of the ground.
- Pray that God would help the drillers to find the right places so they will strike water.
- Pray that many people who use these wells and water systems will accept the Living Water — Jesus!
Look what BGMC has done for Africa Oasis Project:
- Funds to help drill water wells all over Africa
- Funds for permits, fees, and approvals to drill water wells
- Funds to purchase portable drilling rigs for water wells
- Funds to purchase water buckets (Buddy Buckets)
- Funds for repairing water wells
- Funds to help with the upkeep of water wells
- Funds to purchase water filtration systems for people all over Africa
At Home Drinking Water Fun – Winnie’s Wecipes
Tropical fruits, melons, and citrus are plentiful is most of Africa. These fruit waters can be made as a refreshing drink.
PINEAPPLE WATER: Cut up half a pineapple and put into a 1 gallon jug. Fill with water and let sit overnight. Strain and serve cold.
WATERMELON WATER: Cut up the red flesh of half of a small, seedless watermelon and put in a 1-gallon jug. Fill with water and chill. Strain before serving.
CANTALOUPE WATER: Follow instructions of the watermelon water, using half a cantaloupe per gallon of water.
Clean water is so important. If you, or someone you know, has a water filter…give it a try and learn how to use it. Filter some water and serve cool, clean water to your family.
In place of water, people in Africa sometimes drink coconut juice. This is done by cutting off the end of the coconut and putting it to your lips. Street vendors who sell coconuts will cut off the end for a customer and sometimes even put a straw in the hole. Coconut juice is not the same as coconut milk. The juice is found inside the coconut…you can hear it sloshing around inside a coconut when you shake it.
If your parents are up for it, purchase some coconut juice from the supermarket and give it a try…or if you are ready for a challenge, find a coconut! 😉
Because who doesn’t enjoy some flavored water? If you haven’t watched “Dress 4 Success – Part 6”, go do that lesson and do the flavored water object lesson.
THOUGHT TO PONDER: Just like we prefer clean water instead of dirty water, we should want the same for our hearts and minds. It is so important to protect your heart and mind from things that would make it “dirty” – sin. Just like if you drank dirty water, it would put dirt in your body…when you watch something that is wrong, read something bad, listen to something you shouldn’t, or are around people who are a bad influence, you are putting that into your heart and mind…and it can make it dirty with sin. We need to follow God’s direction and keep our heart and mind clean (pure). Read Philippians 4:4-9* with your family.
One more passage to read is Psalm 101:3-4*. When I was growing up my mom printed out this scripture, put it in a frame, and had it right next to our TV. This way we would be reminded of God’s Word when watching TV…she wanted us to think through what we were choosing to watch and make sure it honored these verses.
*Read these in a few different Bible translations, so you really understand what is being said in these verses.
Check out this new “Change Agents” Episode!
I hope you have enjoyed being a “Change Agent” with sending love to missionaries and our church shut-ins. If you would like to become a “Change Agent” and receive an assignment, be sure to contact Pastor Vicky for your mission!
Thanks for tuning into BGMC Sunday! This month let’s raise money for kids to have clean water in Africa! Maybe you can do a few extra jobs around the house to add more change to your buddy barrel…and help us work together to get a well dug in through the Africa Oasis Project! Hope you have a wonderful day!