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June 15th – Introducing the children to Weave a Net

August 13, 2014

Just then a lawyer stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he said, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the law? What do you read there?” He answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have given the right answer; do this, and you will live.” But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?”
Luke 10:25-29

We listened to the story that Jesus told about a man who helped a stranger – and we talked about strangers being neighbours, and how we could help our neighbours in Tanzania. We looked at a map of Tanzania which is in Africa. We also learned some Swahili words from their National Anthem, “Mungu ibariki Afrika” which became our prayer for the day. We chanted “Ibariki Tanzania, Ibariki Tanzania” — “Bless Tanzania” as we walked around our prayer centre.

We saw some pictures and learned that a lot of children and adults become so sick with malaria that some of them die. We learned that special mosquito nets can help people protect themselves from the mosquitoes and agreed that we would help tell the cathedral community and visitors about mosquitoes and mosquito nets. We became part of the “Weave-a-Net” team. We started work on a flag of Tanzania and our huge mosquito.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Harvey Shepherd permalink
    August 14, 2014 1:59 pm

    Would you folks have a photo or two for me? Maybe the one with the kids et al shrouded in a mosquito net?

    Harvey shepherdc

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