* denotes a United Methodist resource or resource with United Methodist origins.
*200,000 Reasons, also known as the Arkansas Child Hunger Initiative, is dedicated to the elimination of hunger in the lives of the 200,000 children in the state who go hungry every day. They have created a packet of activities for local church Vacation Bible schools. Click here to download the packet.
*Imagine No Malaria is an extraordinary effort of the people of The United Methodist Church, putting our faith into action to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa, especially the death of a child or a mother. The four-fold plan to address this issue includes prevention, treatment, education and communication. Click here for more resources for Imagine No Malaria.
Also, there are several videos about Nothing but Nets on YouTube that are especially good for elementary aged students. Here are a few:
*Methodist Family Health developed this mission curriculum especially for Arkansas Conference Children’s Ministry. It can be used in Vacation Bible School settings or throughout the year to bring awareness to children about the ministry of Methodist Family Health in Arkansas.
Missions Alive is a free, downloadable, mission education curriculum from the Free Methodist Church. It includes complete lesson plans, PowerPoints, songs, games and craft ideas, mission project ideas specifically designed for children and more! To download units for specific countries, click here.
Mission Possible Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit empowering kids to become agents of change – in their own lives and the lives of others. Agents accomplish “hands-on” top secret missions such as: stocking food banks, making gifts for kids in hospitals and shelters, and assisting with disaster relief. For more information, go to missionpossiblekids.org.
The Pack Shack is an Arkansas-based national organization that helps eliminate hunger by engaging groups in packing low cost, nutritious meals for distribution in the host community. For more information, go to thepackshack.org.