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Week 2 - Day 1

Big Idea: God’s champions run with their faith!
Bible Memory Verse: 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.  Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever.”

Coach’s Corner: The Olympics have many different sports events. In the Summer Games there are events such as running races, weight lifting, swimming and diving, and even horseback riding. Since there are so many sports, some events that were included long ago are no longer part of the Olympics today. One of them is tug-of-war. It was an event in the Olympics over 100 years ago. Tug-of-war was even part of the ancient Olympic Games held in Greece many, many, many years ago. In this sport, there were eight athletes on each team. One team had to pull the other team six feet forward to be the winner. If after five minutes no team had done this, the team that pulled the farthest was declared the winner. As God’s children, we know that when we get in a serious tug-of-war in our lives, God is always pulling on our side. That’s GOOD NEWS!

The Israelites served as slaves for the Egyptian pharaoh for hundreds of years. Their days were filled with hard labor in the hot sun making bricks for lavish Egyptian buildings. But God had plans for His people. God led them out of Egypt across the Red Sea to safety. However, once they crossed the Red Sea, they found themselves in a hot and dry wilderness... not a good place for millions of people.  Got told their leader, Moses, to send some spies into the land of Canaan, the land God was going to give His people.

Moses chose 12 men to represent the 12 tribes of Israel, and gave them instructions to report back with information about the land. He wanted to know how strong the people were and if the land was good for crops. Moses even asked them to bring back samples of some of the food grown in Canaan.  They saw exactly what God had promised: a beautiful land, “flowing with milk and honey!” It was indeed perfect. But 10 of the spies were frightened by the people of the land and turned against their leaders. Not only that, they convinced nearly all of the Israelites to do the same! Caleb proved to be God’s champion by living out, or running with, his faith!

Missions Moment: Today we learned all about India and prayer. We started some crafts and heard about some great missionaries. Every day we will be collecting change to help out a missionary in Columbia and will be collecting it during missions.

Games Fun: Today we had fun with an obstacle course!

For Tomorrow: Remember to wear a bathing suit and towel because (weather willing) games will include water!
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