– week 3 – 

Lent Activity Guide 2022

God Shows Mercy to Those Who Are Suffering

Scripture Reading: Exodus 3:1- 8

God had compassion for the Israelites in Egypt because they were suffering in slavery. To free them, he sent Moses as his instrument of mercy.

In the same way, God sent Jesus, our Savior, to free us from slavery to sin. Our Heavenly Father has shown us great love, so we should share that love with others who suffer.

Verse to Memorize

Then the Lord said, “I have observed the misery of my people who are in Egypt; I have heard their cry on account of their taskmasters. Indeed, I know their sufferings.”

Fundraising Activity

“Growing in Grace”

Place soil in several recyclable seed planters or similar containers. Plant a few bean seeds, marigold seeds or other fast-growing seeds in each one.

Explain that most of the families we are helping in Ghana, Malawi and Zambia rely on farming for survival.

Help the children water the plants, emphasizing the importance of water for growing food. Consider hosting a plant sale with these or other plants, donating the proceeds to Wells of Salvation.

Country Fact

Nearly half of Zambia’s rural population does not have clean, safe water.

(CIA World Factbook)

A woman stands at a watering hole holding a bucket.

Susan Mwanza’s family often contracts illnesses such as bilharzia from drinking contaminated water.

Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank you for setting us free from sin. We praise you for the mercy and compassion you show to all who suffer. Please help us to notice the needs of others, seeing them through your eyes and extending them your love. Give us wisdom and creativity as we show your mercy to those in need. Amen.