"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen.
For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
II Corinthians 4:18

Saturday, November 21, 2009

How we have planned so far

After we finish with the Missionary lapbook, we will use the Polished Cornerstones from Doorposts for character/Bible lessons. I coordinated the character trait/chapters of the PC book with the KOF badges.

At our first meeting I had the girls mark the skill sheets, what they would like to learn, they could mark as many as they wanted but they had to mark at least one in each catagory. I also listed the character traits, and asked them to mark what qualities they felt they needed to work on. I had the mothers mark the skill sheets, what they could teach, and the character sheets, what areas they felt their daughters needed development. Interestingly, when tallying the character traits, all the girls had marked at least 1-2 that their mothers had marked as well. Often the girls marked more than the mothers.
BTW- the trait of "Wisdom" had top votes from both girls and moms.

I plan on giving the skills list to all the ladies to involve all of them.

Friday, November 13, 2009

November Meeting

We are only meeting one time in November. Last night was our meeting. We made pumpkin muffins, and started learning about Gladys Aylward, missionary to China.

Gladys had tremendous faith and trust that God would take care of her. She crossed Europe and Asia by train during a war, with only a Bible, passport, train tickets, and £2. Gladys demonstrated great courage leaving all she knew to follow the Lord.
Would we have that much faith and courage?

We are using Christian Missionaries to Know Lapbook during our lesson time. This will fulfull the Missionary badge requirement. Another missionary study that would work great is Faithbooking: Missionary Biographies by Fortunately For You Books.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Making Biscuits

We meet twice a month from 6:30-8:00.

We have a brief announcement time, & I assign work groups. Our girls range in age from 8-14. We usually have 3-4 groups of 2-3 girls. We do a baking first then the othermoms watch the oven for us while we have our Missionary lapbook lesson. After that the goodies are done baking and that is the snack, with leftovers to take home.

I've encouraged the girls to pick a skill at home to work on, and then bring the project to a meeting to share about it, similar to 4H demonstrations. This builds self confidence in Public Speaking as well, hhhmmmm, I'll have to see what the requirements are for Public Speaking. So far only my daughters and the pastor's daughter are doing any work at home.
We are reading the NT, and Anna is memorizing 1Cor 13. So we don't have anything to show and tell about.