Have you ever wondered what is the capitol of Cuba? How good are you at unscrambling words? Would you like to make your very own Chinese drum? Well, you should check out this month’s fun Wheels for the World activities! During the month of May, our Wheels for the World teams will be on outreaches to four different countries – China, Guatemala, Cuba, and Brazil. Click each country’s name for fun activities like word searches and instructions to make your own Chinese drum. You’ll also read important prayer requests for each outreach that you can pray for!Continue to Full Post →
How fast can you find Ghana on a map of Africa? Do you love to do word searches? Have you ever wanted to have your very own jam session? Well, you should check out this month’s fun Wheels for the World activities before it’s too late! This April, our Wheels for the World teams went on three outreaches to three different countries – Ghana, Mexico, and Haiti. Click on each country’s name for fun activities like word searches and instructions to make your own Haitian instruments. You’ll also learn fun facts about each place and read important prayer requests for each outreach that you can pray for!Continue to Full Post →
Did you know there are many different ways to share the Gospel story? You can talk about it, act it out in a play, draw or paint a picture of it, explain it through crafts (like Gospel bracelets!), or sing about it in a song. Last year, during a Wheels for the World outreach in Peru, the kids received Gospel bracelets and learned the Gospel story by using puppets (like the one in the picture), and singing a song called, “We are the Colors of the Gospel.” You can sing along, too! Use the words below, and sing to the tune of “The Farmer in the Dell.” When you’re finished, download these instructions to make more Gospel bracelets, or download this activity to learn more about Peru!
“We are the Colors of the Gospel”
We are the colors, we are the colors, we are the colors of the Gospel.
Gold is heaven, gold is heaven, gold is heaven where I want to go.
Dark is my sin, dark is my sin,dark is my sin and I cannot enter in.
Christ gave his blood, Christ gave his blood, Christ gave his blood on the cross for me.
In Christ ...
Are you looking for a new activity you can do that’s fun and easy? If so, we’ve got a great one for you to try! We invite you to make Gospel bracelets for Joni and Friends to use on our Wheels for the World outreaches. Gospel bracelets are handmade bracelets that use different colored beads to explain how Jesus saved us from our sin through dying on the cross. Black: Everyone has sinned. Red: Jesus died on the cross and paid the price for our sins. White: Our sins are forgiven and we are made clean by Jesus’ death. Green: We continue to grow in our faith. Yellow: Jesus has prepared a place for us in heaven! Find out how to make Gospel bracelets by downloading these instructions. Then, grab a friend or family member and practice telling the Gospel using these five colors!Continue to Full Post →
Have you ever wanted to tell someone about Jesus, but didn’t because it was too hard or you were afraid? That’s why we want to tell you about Song. Song was born with multiple disabilities which made it very hard for him to go anywhere and share his faith with others. But he knew how important it was for people to hear about God, so he prayed for a miracle. And guess what? God answered his prayer! Song was given his very own wheelchair and Bible so he could travel and tell people about Jesus. God wants you to share your faith, too! Try practicing with your parents, and then tell one of your friends at school. If you get scared or it seems too hard, remember to pray and ask God to give you strength and courage.Continue to Full Post →
Cusmaylin is four years old and she has been blind and unable to walk since she was born. Her family is very poor and can’t afford to buy her a wheelchair so Cusmaylin stays home all day. Her mom started to worry she would never be able to go to school. But with God, all things are possible! On a recent Wheels for the World outreach, Cusmaylin was given a new wheelchair! It was red and white, and very shiny. And guess what? Her wheelchair even had an attachable desk that she could use at school! God had a special plan for Cusmaylin, even when it seemed impossible. And God has a plan for your life, too! When you face situations that might seem impossible, remember Cusmaylin’s story and that with God, all things are possible.Continue to Full Post →
Erick is six years old and has never been to school. He loves being outside and looking at the birds and trees, but instead he spends most of his time in bed! The only times he gets to go outside is when his dad carries him outside. That can be hard for a boy like Erick, right? Erick was born with a disability and people thought it meant he wouldn’t ever walk. His family brought him to a Wheels for the World outreach. While he was there, a person who knows a lot about Erick’s type of disability thought Erick might be able to walk. He helped stretch Erick’s muscles and showed Erick’s dad that if they kept working on it, one day Erick would be able to walk! Isn’t that great news for a boy who loves to be outside? Erick and his dad also were excited about other news they heard that day. Can you guess what the other news was? If you guessed “The Good News”, you’re right! They heard the Good News of Jesus coming to save them from their sins.Continue to Full Post →
Do you know kids in your school or neighborhood who speak a different language? Have you ever tried to guess what they are saying? Sometimes it can be frustrating to not know what a person is talking about! Did you know that in the country of India, people speak more than 400 different languages? That’s just one of the reasons that it is hard to share about God’s love in India. Joni and Friends has a team in India right now fitting wheelchairs to people and telling them about Jesus. Won’t you pray for the team and for the people who are getting wheelchairs? You can download this information sheet for more facts and other ways to pray.Continue to Full Post →
Maybe you live in a house or apartment that has stairs. Do you ever count how many times you go up and down in a day? Jose is twelve and he has lots and lots and lots of stairs to climb to get to his apartment. His home is 14 stories up from the street! And there is no elevator for him to use. Can you imagine how tired you would be going up and down that many stairs every day? Now imagine you are Jose’s parents. Jose can’t walk and so his parents carry him up and down those stairs! Talk about getting tired! Jose’s parents knew that if they could get a wheelchair that wasn’t very heavy, it would be easier to slowly bump-bump up and down the stairs than to carry him all the way. But most wheelchairs are very heavy! And wheelchairs that are not heavy usually break if they are bumped around too much. But God had a very special wheelchair for Jose. It was just perfect for him! Jose lives in the country of Cuba and this week Joni and Friends is in Cuba again to help kids like Jose ...Continue to Full Post →
Do you have a friend named Jordan? Did you know that Jordan is also the name of a country? It is a pretty special country… it looks like a bunny! Of course, it is a special country for other reasons, too. You can download the information sheet to learn some of the reasons. You can also learn some ways to pray for Jordan. Our Wheels for the World team is in Jordan right now, and they would appreciate your prayers!Continue to Full Post →