This Month – February 2019



February 2019 Ideas


February: Sample Review Questions

1. What is the name of the man who showed bold faith by standing up for Saul?
2. To which city did Barnabas bring Saul?
3. Why were the believers in Jerusalem afraid of Saul?
4. Saul’s name changed. What was his new name?
5. What happened because of the bold faith of Barnabas, Saul, and the believers in Jerusalem?
6. What is the name of the missionary for this month?
7. What is the country for this month?
8. What are Cliff Case’s three main jobs?
9. What are Chilean cowboys called?
10. What is the one event in a Chilean rodeo?

Answers:
1. Barnabas
2. Jerusalem
3. Saul had persecuted Christians before he became a follower of Christ.
4. Paul
5. Saul and the believers in Jerusalem boldly shared their faith, and people in Judea, Samaria, and Galilee became followers of Jesus.
6. Cliff Case
7. Chile
8. church planter, sports evangelist, volunteer organizer
9. huasos
10. cow pinning


February: Independence Day Craft

Say: Chile’s Independence Day is September 18. People in Chile do a lot of decorating for this holiday, and children make all sorts of projects at their schools. Chileans are very proud to be from Chile. They love to celebrate. They celebrate their Independence Day for almost a week with special programs at schools, dancing, games, fairs, and special food. Below is an Independence Day craft idea from our missionaries, Cliff and Cinthy Case.

What you need:
• blue construction paper (11-by-17 inches)
• red construction paper (8.5-by-17 inches)
• white construction paper (4.25-by-17 inches)
• glue sticks
• scissors
• stapler
• hole punch
• white yarn or string
• internet access

What you do:
1. Begin by laying the blue paper flat on the table.
2. Glue the red paper across the middle of the blue paper, lengthwise.
3. Glue the white paper in the middle of the red paper.
4. Begin folding the paper from the short side like a fan. Once all folds are made, fold the fan in half.
5. Staple the fan along the folded edge.
6. Open the fan and make a hole punch in either outside edge.
7. Thread a string through the holes to hang your decoration.
8. After children have made their crafts, play this short video showing celebrations of Independence Day in Chile: youtube.com/watch?v=pMprorE6G2c
9. For additional help, watch the instructional video at youtube.com/watch?v=M2rr-7fZnko.


February: Chilean Hat Snacks

What you need:
• chocolate-striped shortbread cookies
• miniature peanut butter cups
• red decorating icing
• red, white, or blue candy-coated chocolate pieces
• internet access

Optional: Watch this instructional video to demonstrate how to make a similar snack: southernliving.com/food/thanksgiving-chocolate-pilgrim-hats-video

What you do:
1. Turn a chocolate shortbread cookie upside down. Squeeze a small amount of icing onto the cookie around the hole.
2. Place an upside down peanut butter cup onto the icing.
3. Add a band of icing around the peanut butter cup. Add a little spot of icing on the edge of the peanut butter cup and place one chocolate candy onto the icing.
4. Say: The national sport of Chile is the rodeo. This little snack represents the hats that the huasos [WAH-sohs], or Chilean rodeo riders, wear. As we eat our snack, let’s watch a video of a Chilean rodeo.
5. Show a video of the Chilean rodeo, such as youtube.com/watch?v=qrZHFC2D5ts.


February: Gospel Ball Template

Refer to the "Sports Evangelism" activity on p. 52 of the Dec • Jan • Feb • 2018–19 issue of GA Leader. Download the "Gospel Ball Template" in size 8.5-by-11 inches.


February: Chilean Crafts and Recipes

Independence Day in Chile is September 18. Cliff Case says that children like to do a lot of crafts! Here are links for three crafts children can make inspired by Chile’s Independence Day (the easy instructions are given in Spanish):

Miniature Hat:
youtube.com/watch?v=Kxwgzsrisks

Chilean Flag:
youtube.com/watch?v=MuUb26L6lCY

Decoration for Independence Day:
youtube.com/watch?v=M2rr-7fZnko

 

Here are simplified versions of two of Cliff Case’s favorite Chilean recipes:

1. Pastel de Choclo (Chilean Corn and Meat Pie)

What you need:
• 2 cans creamed corn
• 3–4 onions, chopped
• 3 tablespoons cooking oil
• 1.5 pounds ground beef
• 2 teaspoons salt
• 1/2 teaspoon pepper
• 2 teaspoons cumin
• 3 hard-boiled eggs
• 1/3 cup black olives
• 1/2 cup raisins (optional)
• 1 cup shredded chicken
• 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar
• frying pan
• casserole dish

What you do:
1. Preheat the oven to 400º F.
2. Fry onions in oil until they look transparent. Add ground beef to the onions and brown the beef. Add salt, pepper, and cumin.
3. Spread the meat and onion mixture in the bottom of a casserole dish. In layers, add slices of hard-boiled egg, black olives, raisins, and shredded chicken. Pour the creamed corn over the top of the layers to cover them. Sprinkle with confectioner’s sugar.
4. Bake for 30–40 minutes until golden brown. Serve immediately. In Chile, more confectioners’ sugar is served to sprinkle over the pastel de choclo as it is eaten.

 

2. Flan

What you need:
• caramel sauce
• 3 large eggs
• 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
• 1 cup milk
• 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
• hot water
• glass baking dish
• mixing bowl
• whisk
• aluminum foil
• baking sheet
• serving dish

What you do:
1. Preheat oven to 350º F.
2. Pour caramel sauce into a glass baking dish to evenly coat the bottom of the dish.
3. Whisk the eggs in a bowl until well blended. Add both kinds of milk and the vanilla extract. Pour this mixture onto the caramel. Cover with aluminum foil.
4. Place the dish onto a baking sheet and pour hot water into the baking sheet. This will create a water bath essential for smooth flan.
5. Place in the oven and bake until the center of the flan no longer trembles and is set (about 80 minutes). Once the flan is thoroughly cooled, turn it upside down onto a serving dish.


February: Links

GA Leader

RA Leader

Children in Action Leader


February: Children in Action Extras

Download and use this Extras page to enhance Children in Action meetings in February!


February: Family Missions Focus

Download and use this resource to reinforce what your groups are learning every month in Girls in Action, Royal Ambassadors, and Children in Action. Family Missions Focus includes a feature for you to type notes to parents on the left-hand side of the page! Print the page for parents or email them as a monthly way to encourage their support.


February: Missions Photos

This month, children will learn about Cliff and Cinthy Case and how they demonstrate their unshakable faith in God's call as they serve Him as missionaries in Chile—a country known for earthquakes, beautiful mountains, and the Chilean rodeo.

 

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