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Hi everyone,

Do you find it difficult to forgive someone who has

been mean to you, or to let go of the hurt you felt

inside? If your answer is “Yes”, then you’re not

alone! It is sooo hard!

Last month’s story was about Joseph, who was

sold as a slave by his jealous brothers. That must

have upset him deeply, and sometimes it is our

family members who are hardest to forgive.

This month’s story continues Joseph’s

adventures. When he was younger Joseph had

been rather foolish and boastful, but in this part of

the story we see how, through the ups and downs

of his life, Joseph learned wisdom.

He used his skills of dream interpretation to earn

an important place as Pharoah’s chief advisor.

He used practical and organisational skills and

good sense to handle the crisis of a widespread

famine.


When, finally, he met up with his brothers once more, Joseph used skills of patience and empathy to understand that they too had changed. And he was able to forgive them and be reunited with a loving family once more.

Jesus taught that we must always forgive others, and God gives us the skills, patience

and empathy to enable us to do that.

The videos on this page tell the second part of Joseph’s story, the links on the next page are about learning to forgive.


     www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0NDHbIH9Z0

              www.youtube.com/watch?v=0f6-JGx_8Eo&t=270s  

                      www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQK6xnp6PWk




   

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Here are some puzzles.

Download the full-sized PDF, by clicking on the image.

And now some suggestions for activities and crafts:

There is NO Messy Church at the moment due to Corona Virus - but we  have some fun activities for you to try on the theme of Learning to forgive. For a list of previous activities, click here. MC welcome song MS.wav fat cow thin cow colouring.pdf Joseph spot the difference.pdf joseph forgives brothers maze.pdf joseph's story quiz.pdf

 Make some funny fat and skinny cows with legs made of clothes pegs! Click on the picture for a template.

Joseph stored lots of grain for the Pharoah in the famine. Try making tabbouleh salad with bulghar wheat (or quinoa). Click on the picture to get a recipe.

pharaohheaddress.pdf Easy Tabbouleh recipe.pdf Fat and skinny cow template.pdf