Jack & Jenn Week 3:
Follow along in this series as we learn about…
Explore the mission initiative to Abolish Poverty, End Suffering using the children’s Disciples’ Generous Response principle of sharing joyfully to emphasize how kids can make a difference even in overwhelming situations.
New Inspired Version
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a]
Of all the possessions you have, what are the most
valuable to you? Write them down then read through this list slowly.
Move on only when they are ready to answer the next questions
- What do you use the most (bed, home, car, TV, computer, money, clothes, video game, cell phone)
- What you need in your home to live (food, electricity, fresh water, toilet, bathtub)
- What does your community or country provide that you could not live without (grocery stores, schools, your church, electricity, education, re ghters, local laws)?
- What did Jack plan on doing that day?
- What plans did Jack’s mother have for him? How did he feel about it? Was Jack really “suffering” by having to go to the grocery store?
- How was Jenn helping her community?
- What was the congregation collecting to help others?
- 5. What is the definition of “poverty” from the Big Voice in the video? (you may want to add this to the poster)
Who Are the Local Poor? How Are They Suffering?
Sadness. There is sadness and stress—parents might argue, or not have jobs, or have to work more than one job.Homelessness. They may not have heat in the winter or cool air in the summer. They might have lost their home and are living in a car, a shelter, or on the street.
No education. They can’t get a good education because there is no money for school supplies or tuition. In fact, they often drop out of school and work for minimum wage, which keeps them in poverty.
Crime. Poverty results in crime: selling drugs, stealing, or other illegal activities.
What other ways might those living in poverty be affected?
Nearly half the world lives on less than $2.50 a day. But 80 percent of the world lives on less than $10 a day
Community of Christ believes that God’s grace is generous and unconditional. We respond to God’s grace by generously giving; we follow Christ by caring for others.
Jesus proclaimed (announced clearly and publicly) that he would serve others. What will you proclaim about helping others?