In a country where 40% of the population is refugees from surrounding nations, hope is desperately needed. People in Jordan physically, emotionally, and spiritually need God’s love and healing. Though the Christian population is such a minority, the churches are doing what they can to minister to their own people as well as to those in the refugee settlements.
There was 45 adults and teens from six different cities that came to a non-stop two day KIDStory workshop in hopes of discovering a way to bring God’s hope through His Word and His Spirit. They got what they came for! People left renewed and with a new vision for how God could work through them as they said, in their own words: “ We just need to bring them the truth through God’s Story and that’s what KIDStory is going to do.”
There were some unique conversations and questions that came out of this workshop which can paint a small picture of what people are experiencing as they minister to the children:
“In this teaching strategy, the children are to talk about how the Bible story impacts them and how they are feeling. What if the children begin to cry because of the trauma they have experienced? Do we let them cry or just move on with the lesson?”
“A teacher from a private school asked: Some children are so angry and they are very disruptive no matter what you try to do. What if some of them try to disrupt you when you are telling the Bible Story?”
” I am very confused. We have always been taught that you should only present one application to the Bible Story. You are telling us that we should let the children determine the application as they learn to listen to God. Is that really okay to have more than one application – that the children can decide that? I really like what you are telling us but it is so different than how we have been trained.” She Continued to share, “I am going to do it this way – it seems so much better!”