Do the children in Zimbabwe have anything in common with the children in your church? The answer is “Yes.”
Children all over the world grieve and children all over the world need Jesus. Read the following letter from a woman who works in an orphanage in Africa. If Growing Seasons helps children in a Zimbabwe orphanage, don’t you think it could help those children in your congregation, too. Divorce and the death of a parent devastates children all over the world and the love of Jesus introduced to children through the Growing Seasons curriculum can help these children to heal. Read on:
I hope you are well.
I wanted to give you an update on Growing Seasons in Zimbabwe. I
contacted you at the end of last year for some advice on how to begin
Growing Seasons here.
God has really blessed this ministry and we are now running the second
term with about thirty children.
It was difficult to get the Coordinator’s Guides and Parents Guides
here but we eventually had the books sent to the United Kingdom and
some people who were coming here, brought them back with them.
I was a facilitator myself in the first term and already saw a change
in some of the children by the end of the course. Growing Seasons has
really helped these children and we would like to reach many children
I went and did a talk for three boarding shools last week and they are
really keen to get Growing Seasons into their schools but asked if we
could possibly train some of their teachers so that they can run it. I
am now feeling led to branch out to the schools and I wanted to ask
you how I could go about this.
You said that you had Workshops there. Would you be able to provide
some material to do Workshops here. There is such a need in the
Growing Seasons: Helping Children Heal from Divorce and Other Losses
When children lose a parent, due to divorce, death of a parent or other reason, they feel lonely, afraid, sad, and angry. Churches can help. Growing Seasons groups are for children ages four through twelve. They include a Bible story, fun activities, new friends, and a chance to talk about their feelings. The Parent Guide gives parents and guardians ideas on how to help their hurting children. The curriculum includes ten sessions for three ages groups. Ages four to five, grades one through three and grades four through six. Each session runs for ten weeks.
Follow this link that will allow you to flip through the pages of the Growing Seasons Curriculum.