January 8, 2019
Head South of the Border and Visit Peru!
Gospel Adventures: Passport to Peru (formerly Online Mission Trip) is heading south in 2019! In partnership with Group Publishing, Lutheran Hour Ministries is giving kids a chance to explore Peru: home to amazing people, wonderful foods, fascinating culture, first-class ruins, and much more. Through activities, video, and discussion, kids in the U.S. will learn as Peruvian kids tell stories about what it's like to live in a country with places as awesome as the Amazon rainforest or the lofty archaeological site of the Incas: Machu Picchu.
Gospel Adventures: Passport to Peru brings this country to kids -- whether at home, in the classroom, or in Sunday school. Once you or, if you're a teacher, your school registers for Gospel Adventures, a world of excitement is on your doorstep.
To give you an idea how this works, Day One of Passport to Peru feature six different elements. There's a 1) geography lesson on the country of Peru and its place in the world; 2) a video trip with Neil and Sharith, Peruvian twins who share a bit of their daily lives and who then visit the ruins at Machu Picchu; 3) fascinating information on the Inca who built Machu Picchu and the culture that thrived in Peru some 700 years ago; 4) video and pictures of wildlife in Peru; 5) a look at Psalm 23 with questions about how God comforts us as our Good Shepherd; and 6) additional discussion questions for students which review the day's highlights.
To sign up for Gospel Adventures: Passport to Peru, click here.
* Upon registration, you will receive a link to our interactive webpage, and a FREE teacher curriculum PDF download.
* Prior to National Lutheran Schools Week, January 27 - February 2, 2019, you'll receive an email containing the link to the interactive webpage and the link to the teacher curriculum. The videos on our interactive page are pre-recorded, so you can choose the best time during the week to show them in conjunction with your curriculum. (Please note: Gospel Adventures: Passport to Peru can be utilized anytime during the year.)
* Teachers will have access to materials to enhance the lessons learned through the Gospel Adventures videos. Kids will have the opportunity to answer questions and enjoy activities related to the daily video.
* Schools can give chapel offering donations to support the mission work of Gospel Adventures.
"With high-quality videos and engaging activities, the curriculum helps kids learn about life and culture from kids like them but who live in another part of the world," said Ashley Bayless, curriculum development manager for LHM. "Kids are constantly surprised how life isn't all that different in other places around the world. Kids go to school; they help with chores; they play soccer with their friends-and yet life can still look very different: new foods, different transportation, another language. One of the greatest similarities, though, is God's love for all His children, no matter where they live in the world."