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# 49th week of our Journey – HARVEST
This week’s destination: HARVEST
This week so we are going to learn about harvest, leading up to
the Moringa harvest.
Coconut and Watermelon. Photocopy the Bible Verse Card, Fruit of
the Spirit review cards, crayons. Work clothes; gloves, hat, shirt,
and boots. Moringa seed or plant, Mango, Banana.
AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON:
Get the children to colour the Bible Verse Card and Fruit of the
Spirit review cards prior to the lesson.
1. GAMES: (10 minutes)
Treasure in a Haystack
Fill cardboard boxes with hay or straw. Bury a few treasures in
each “haystack.” Coins, wrapped candy, bananas, peanuts
etc get the children to try and find the treasures buried in the
2. TEAM GAMES: (10 minutes)
Jump Rope Relay
Divide the children into two teams put children into a line size
order smallest children first and fill in the bigger children behind
them to make the teams even.
Give first child from each team a jump rope. children
jump rope to turning point and back. When they return to start they
hand jump rope to their teammate and sit at the back of the line.
First team with all members sitting wins.
3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS (10 minutes)
It’s time to Harvest Moringa
(Sing to the tune of Hickory Dickory Dock use Music video )
1. Oh what is the wea - ther today?
Oh what is the weather today?
It’s warm and dry, it’s warm and dry,
That is the wea - ther today!
2. It’ time to har - vest Moringa
It’ time to harvest Moringa
Cut the leaves, and wash them well.
It’ time to har- vest Moringa
3. It’s time to dry the green lea- ves
It’s time to dry the green leaves
Ready to make, a wonder- ful tea
It’s time to dry the green leaves
4. It’s time to pound the dry lea- ves
It’s time to pound the dry leaves
Ready to make, a wonder- ful tea
It’s tasty just you wait and see!
4. INTIMATE WORSHIP (5 minutes)
Lord of the Harvest
(Use Music video, Music Song Sheets and lyrics found in Visual Aid
Prayer: Heavenly Father , the Lord
of the Harvest, thank you for the promise of harvest contained within
a seed. Thank you for the oak tree within an acorn, the bread within
a wheat grain, the apples within a pip, the mystery of nature, gift
wrapped for us to sow, we thank praise and worship you. You said
the harvest is ripe, so send labourers into the Harvest fields to
reap the souls of men and let us be one of them. Amen
a. “Back Track” (5 minutes)
Last week we learn about Zacchaeus, he was a wicked man but when
he met Jesus, his life was changed. Can someone come up and tell
What sort of job did he do? (Tax collector)
What sort of tree did he climb up? (Sycamore tree)
b. Sword Play
Ready…Swords up… Luke 10:2.… CHARGE!
"The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the
Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest
field.” (Luke 10:2)
c. Teach the Lesson (15 minutes)
[Dress up in work clothes; gloves, hat, shirt, and boots.] In our
Bible reading today, Jesus sent out people to bring in the harvest.
Do any of you know what a harvest is? Harvest is the time when plants,
fruits, vegetables and grains are ready to be picked and brought
in, when your Moringa tree gets around 7 feet you can harvest it
and cut it down to just around 1 foot off the ground. Remember we
learnt about pruning, the more your pinch back the branches, the
bushier and better they become.
The harvest Jesus was talking about here in the
Bible was not Moringa, Mangos or Bananas. (Hold up objects)
He was sending out workers to bring people into the Kingdom
of God. He said that there were many souls who were ready to be
harvested, but there were not enough workers. One reason it was
hard to find workers was that it was very difficult work. Jesus
warned that the workers in His Kingdom would often be treated very
Jesus said that there are many people out there
who need to be helped, who need to be cared for, who need to be
taught about God’s love.
We don’t need these things (gardening
props) to care for the harvest Jesus talks about, but sometimes
we do need to get our hands dirty to really serve and care for others.
Jesus is still looking for people who will work
for him and bring people into his kingdom. That is what the church
is supposed to do. It won't always be easy. In fact, it will be
A farmer usually doesn’t buy a field with
a ready grown harvest. Our Moringa harvest began when we planted
the Moringa seed in the water bottles many months ago. But our work
didn’t stop there. NO.
We had to:
• Water it.
• Cultivate it.
• Weed it.
• Plant it.
• Prune it
• Guard it against bugs, goats etc
• We had to give it a lot of attention to make it produce
so we can go out & gather in the harvest!
How do I nurture the Jesus seed that has
been planted in my heart?
• By cultivating your relationship with Jesus Christ.
• By praying
• By reading and memorizing His Word the Bible
• By worshipping Him
• By fellowshipping with other believers
In between the seed-planting & the harvesting
a divine process had been going on.
GOD HAD BEEN GROWING THE SEED!
The important thing to notice about farmers is that
they have to be willing to wait for the seed to come into full growth!
That is how you make it through the growing season
REFUSE TO GIVE UP UNTIL YOU RECEIVE YOUR HARVEST!
They had to have faith in what they had planted
& believe it would produce the harvest.
Harvesting and Processing Moringa:
Step 1: Cut the branches of the
Moringa down as low as 1 foot off the ground, or a few inches from
the main stem, bundle the stems together and bring them home or
to the production shed.
Step 2: Your natural inclination
will be to wash the Moringa branches, before stripping off the leaves.
DON'T DO IT. If you wash the branches first, and then strip the
leaves from the branches, the leaves will stick to your fingers,
instead pull the leaves off the branches first, in a stripping motion,
and then simply rinse them in clean water. Wash a second time in
a slightly salty water to remove microbes and then finally wash
in clean drinkable water. The green leaves can be added to salads
or added to your cooked food as a garnish.
(The branches and stems can be cut up into 6 inch strips and
fed to the animals eg sheep, goats, cows and pigs)
Step 3: Strain
the leaves to remove most of the water.
Step 4: Place the clean Moringa
leaves in a shaded enclosed area preferable on a mesh to enable
air to circulate around the leaves. Shift their position around
three times a day within three to four days the leaves are dry.
Dried leaves can be added to soups, stews or cooked rice to increase
the nutritional benefits of the meal.
Step5: Pound the dried Moringa
leaves in a Mortar and Pestle or use a grinding machine if available.
The dried leaf powder is now available for tea. Store the leaf powder
in a sealed container in a cool place.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
Refer to our Encountering God Handbook for ideas for this important
section of the session. Experience the Holy Spirit Learning Centers
creating a Spiritual atmosphere.
Let the children come and quietly ask God how He
can use them to be labourers to reap the harvest in their schools,
homes and playground.
Lord of the Harvest, we know that Your harvest field is ripe for
the picking. We long to see Your Kingdom come on this earth and
to do everything we can to obey Your commission to go into all the
world. We know that the workers are few so we ask you Lord to release
workers to go into the Mission field. We thank you God that you
created fruit trees for our health and healing You created light
to enable trees to grow. You created us in your image to reflect
Your love and glory. You are awesome and we worship you. Amen.
TAKE HOME PAGE:
Give one copy of the ‘Take Home Truth’ to each child
at the end of the class.
Optional: ‘Take Home Quiz Books’ are available for the
children found in your Visual Aid Manual
NEXT WEEK: Next week is our last
session so we are going to summaries all we have learnt this year.
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