Saturday, December 10, 2011

Put Feet to Their Faith With a Project Through OneVerse From the SeedCompany!

As we think about how Christmas and how Jesus, The Word, became flesh and lived among us, it is a wonderful time to involve the children in your ministry in an opportunity to "Put Feet to Their Faith" and work on a project to raise money to bring God's Word to people who do not have it!  There are a number of projects available for you to select from, consider this one from the SeedCompany . . . 


Southeast Asia

Boma People
The people who speak Boma as their mother tongue live along coastlines of several islands. Many are government employees, private office workers, business owners, teachers, professors and students. In outlying areas, most Boma are clove, nutmeg and coconut farmers or fishermen.
Christianity was introduced to this area in the 16th century. Though they have churches and a Christian university, the only Scripture available to the Boma is in a formal form of the national language. For many of them, the Gospel is just a string of pretty words; it has no meaning and little impact on their lives. They work hard to please God, performing spiritual duties. Many are unaware of the difference a personal relationship with Jesus would make in their daily experience. Their God is a distant, inaccessible, impersonal being. Even pastors have difficulty understanding Scripture to teach their congregations.
The Boma New Testament translation may ultimately help translators reach as many as two million people because many regional languages are related to it. This Boma translation could become an important source text for new projects in areas that still have no mother-tongue Scripture. The translators are highly motivated, not only for the sake of their own community, but for the good of millions of others who will benefit from their work.
So . . . how can you involve the children in your ministry and Put Feet to Their Faith as they work to raise money for this project? Consider the following . . . 
  • plan a Bible concert . . . have children sing Scripture songs, recite verses they have learned and share how they have lived what these verses mean. Sell tickets to the concert and allow the children to give the money to oneverse!
  • plan an Art Festival . . . have children design posters, book marks and small pictures illustrating their favorite verse, then sell them and donate the money to oneverse!
  • make Bible verse cookies . . . bake cookies and then decorate them with the reference for Bible verses. Sell the cookies and donate the money to oneverse!
These are just a few ideas . . . select one - or more - or come up with your own ideas, but do something to "Put Feet to Their Faith" and involve the children in your ministry in sharing Jesus, the Word with people around the world who do not have a copy of God's Word in their own language!

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