Scripture: Daniel 1
- Students will learn because we live in a fallen world, bad things can happen to godly people.
- Students will learn godly people act in godly ways even when times are tough.
- Students will learn there are often positive earthly consequences for living a godly life.
- Students will collect healthy foods for local ministries.
Guiding Question: How can students serve ministries in need of food?
Materials: Fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grain breads
Procedure: Review the story introducing Daniel and his friends. Remind students of the good and bad choices made throughout the story. Explain that it is important to live in a godly way even when life is difficult because that will help us to make good choices and God will reward us for choosing to follow Him. God loves to bless those who remain faithful to Him. Bad things still happen to Christians because we live in a fallen and sinful world but God is there to make things good.
Introduce the service project. Have the students collect fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grain breads – items that are hard for food ministries to get and give to people. Make sure you have found a place who can use them before you begin collecting. Your students may want to make mini cookbooks with recipes for the items they collected preferably that contain as few ingredients as possible. Some less common fruits and vegetables may need instructions for how to prepare and which parts are edible.
Additional Questions: How can students gather food for local ministries?
Supplemental Activity: Have the students plan for creation of a food garden at the church. The students can plant and grow fruits/veggies to then be donated to ministries in need of healthy foods.