Children’s event gives glimpse into missions-centered life

Children’s event gives glimpse into missions-centered life

Sometimes missionaries are people who are doctors or teachers. Sometimes they can’t tell the people where they live that they’re missionaries. 

And they always  have to be flexible.

These are just some of the things 872 children in grades 1–6 learned about missionaries as part of the interactive games at Children’s Missions Explosion (CME), held in four locations around the state in February.

Missions learning

“It was great,” said Trish Jackson, missions lifestyle strategist for preschool through students at Alabama Woman’s Missionary Union. “They heard from three missionaries, learned about a local ministry, learned a gospel presentation using a paper airplane and learned about the three missions offerings.”

They did all this using their nametag as a passport. 

Each participant was assigned a tour guide who took different “airlines” to take them to six “continents” for an immersive learning experience.

“It was a wonderful event and they learned a lot of teachable truths about missions through the games,” Jackson said.

On Feb. 2 the CME event was hosted by First Baptist Church, Pleasant Grove, and Southside Baptist Church, Andalusia, and on Feb. 9 it was hosted by Mount Zion Baptist Church, Huntsville, and First Baptist Church, Prattville.

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