Thursday, October 25, 2018

Truth and Training Thursday

It's Thursday which means it's AWANA night.  Ashleigh had been since for the last two weeks with some crud that was going around on base which caused her to have to miss two weeks and then Alyssa was sick with the same thing last week, so she missed as well.  Thankfully both girls were feeling much better and were able to make it to meeting this week.

The them for the week was "When I Grow Up Night"  so both girls had to dress for the job they hope to one day aspire to.  Alyssa wants to be a pastry chef so she donned an apron and a spatula.   Ashleigh wants to be a veterinarian so she dressed the part once again. 

Ashleigh did a great job getting word perfect on her two verses for this week.  First she completed Challenge 1:2 which had her recite 2 Timothy 2:15  - Study to show thyself approved unto God, A workman that needeth not to be ashamed, Rightly dividing the world of truth.   With this particular lesson, Ashleigh learned what the acronym AWANA means (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) which derived from that particular verse. 

Challenge 1:3 taught Ash that the EVERY word of God is pure, that everything he says is right and true.  For this challenge, she first had to be able to answer the question How Do We Know the Bible is True?  Previously she learned that to answer this question with the answer "We Know the Bible is True because the Bible is God's Word."  This week, she added a second answer to this question with the answer "We Know the Bible is true because God says His Word is pure."   

For her memory verse, she recited Proverbs 30: 5-6 - Every word of God proves true; His is a shield to those who take refuge in Him.   Do not add to his words, lest He rebuke you and you be found a liar.  

For their group lesson, the T&T leaders taught the kids about the Armor of God..  I unfortunately missed most of this lesson but from what I heard it was a really great discussion about what each piece of armor does and what it represents. 

Each kid was also given a lollipop tonight that was shaped like a pumpkin.  Before they could eat it, they had to read the card attached to it to their parents.  Ashleigh did a great job reading her card to me and I thought it was a great message for the kids. 

Alyssa's Sparkies learned what the last S represents in the acronym Sparks  -  which stands for Saved.  She had one child earn his patch and three others who earned their jewels tonight.  Her kids have been working really hard to get their verses memorized.  

For next week, Ashleigh will be working to memorize 2 Peter 1:16 and 1 John 1:1  as well as doing a Bible activity about the book of Luke that she will have to work on for three days.    

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