Well, it’s a wet and soggy Saturday so perhaps it’s appropriate that this Messy Church@Home we are thinking about rivers – and the story of someone who got very wet in the river Jordan.  Watch the story here – https://youtu.be/CUiS305f-1I 

  • Here are some puzzles (wordsearch and hidden objects) and a colouring page to remind you of the story
  • You might like to try this craft showing how Namaan was healed by dipping himself into the river Jordan.
  • How much do you know about some of the most well known rivers in the world?  You may have heard of them, but do you know where they are?  Find out by doing this quiz – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8FrY4tGgnY
  • Many people think that leprosy is a disease of the past but sadly it still affects many people, especially in India and Bangladesh.  It is actually not that contagious and is completely curable – not by dipping into a river but by using a combination of medicines which is sometimes known as MDT (multi-drug therapy), but sadly many people are too frightened to get medical help until the disease has already caused permanent damage.
    • Leprosy can cause damage to nerves so that feet and hands go numb.  Try walking around your house in bare feet.  What do you feel with your feet?  Do you think it would be more difficult to walk if you couldn’t feel the floor properly?
    • Lepra is a charity that works to help people understand about leprosy and that it is treatable, provides the medicines and other important care such as shoes to help protect patients’ feet.  Have a go at the Lepra Shoe challenge.   Please send your photos of your shoe creations to us as well as Lepra.  If you want to find out more about Lepra and what they are doing to fight leprosy, check their website –    https://www.lepra.org.uk/
  • The world is facing an infectious disease that is much more contagious than leprosy at the moment.  Chris’ prayer will help you to pray for all those who are suffering from serious illness and for those people working to find cures.
  • Namaan wasn’t a Jew and he didn’t believe in God before he met Elisha.  The story of Namaan shows us that God cares for everyone, not just those who believe in Him…. He’s got the whole world in His hands – https://youtu.be/hXrqnfcW_Y8