the 'Trinity three leaf clover''
Cut the leaves in heart shapes and hide the six leaves around
the room. (Best done before class begins)
Divide the children into two teams and get them to start to
search for the leaves. The first team to find all three is the
Today they will learn about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Prayer: Dear Father, help us to remember that
we are in this place to worship you and that true worship comes
from the heart. Help us to quiet ourselves and truly worship you.
No review this is the first session of this series
a Bible Verse (5minutes)
“ 9 Mungu akafanya aina zote za
miti ziote kutoka ardhini miti yenye kupendeza macho na mizuri
Swahili Bible Memory Verse Visual Aid
(Pass out pieces of fruit for the children
c. Teach the Lesson
Swahili Lesson #1 Visual Aids
This week we are going to learn about a very special tree, we will
teach you all about it and what it needs to grow.
the Miracle Tree’s leaves have the potential to save the
lives of millions of people on our planet. This session begins
the education of the children on Moringa, recognized as the
‘Miracle Tree’, ‘Mothers Friend” and
Swahili Moringa video
Today we will start by learning about the Trinity. Take a
look at the Moringa seed, (hold up a seed) it has
three sides which reminds us that God is three persons –
God the Father, God the Son (Jesus) and God the Holy Spirit.
It’s one seed but 3 sides, God is ONE God, He exists
as THREE persons. God created us in His image, to reflect
His Son Jesus, His love His glory through the power of the
Swahili Trinity Visual
Today we’re using this cup of flour and this cup of table
salt and water to understand the Trinity.
(Hold up the cup of flour.) Let’s pretend this is
God the Father. White is a symbol of purity, and we know that God
is purest of the pure. (Turn the flour over into your bowl.)
(Hold up the half cup of salt) Let’s pretend this
salt is Jesus. Jesus told us, “Ninyi ni chumvi ya dunia;”
in Mwanzo 5:13a, meaning we Christians “flavor”
the earth by sharing God’s word. And Jesus would certainly
know about that; he was the original salt. (Turn the salt over
into your bowl.)
(Hold up your half cup of water.) Let’s pretend
this is the Holy Spirit. Water is often associated with “spirit”
in the Bible. In John 3:5, Jesus says “no one can enter the
kingdom of God without being born of water and the spirit.”
(Mix all ingredients with your hands)
We’re mixing all three ingredients together.
Is the salt still in here? (“Yes.”)
Is the flour still in here? (“Yes.”)
Is the water still in here? (“Yes.”)
All three are still here.( Stop mixing.) Yet now we have
one substance. (Hold up some dough and squish it around in your
It’s one thing now—it’s dough. And yet, all three
ingredients are still there. (Mould it into a cross.)
1. Can you name the three persons of the Trinity? (Father, Son
and Holy Spirit.)
2. Are there three Gods? (No, one God, three persons)
Moringa, is native to Northern India. It is
currently grown in many corners of the world, especially in
the tropics including Africa and the Caribbean.
Swahili Moringa map
Moringa, grows where over 5-35% of the population
The Moringa plant will grow in a drought. During
the summer the leaves may be lost. This does not mean that plant
is dead, because new leaves will sprout when the rainy season
Swahili Moringa map
Moringa has many uses. The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Young-seeded
fruit, flowers, roots and bark of the tree, are used as food.
The leaves are rich in minerals and vitamins. This is an ideal food
in time of famine.
The leaves are used more than any other parts of the Moringa .
It is advisable to pick the leaves when they are young. The leaves
are removed from the stalks. The leaves can be steamed or cooked
like spinach. Providing a leafy green protein source
Moringa can be fed to your animals, cattle, rabbits, sheep, pigs,
goats and chickens consume the pods, leaves, branches and young
plants as food.
Moringa has been used worldwide to treat a variety of diseases
Tests performed on Ewe Igbale proved that:
- Children maintained or increased weight and improved
- Pregnant women are healthier
- They had babies with higher birth weights
- Produce more breast milk
- Children grew up stronger.
If you see a young tree wilting in high heat, you should give it
Research has shown that young plants that are deprived of water
in their early growth period become far more drought-tolerant when
they become full-grown plants. If you overwater the leaves turn
yellow. The main reason for the Moringa Tree's hardiness is the
fact that it has a tubular taproot. This is where it stores all
it energy. If you feel at the base of the stem, just below the surface
of the soil, you will feel a 'ball'. This 'ball' actually gets larger
as the tree gets older.
6. APPLICATION / ENCOUNTERING GOD:
Let’s spend some time holding our Moringa seed feel each side
of the seed and as you do pray to God the Father, thanking Him for
loving us so much that He sent God the Son, Jesus. Pray and ask
Jesus to forgive us any sins that might be blocking God the Holy
Spirit from having full control over our lives.
Heavenly Father we pray 1 Corinthians 3:7 we understand that neither
the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only
you God make all things grow. Help us to grow to become in every
respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is our Lord
Jesus Christ. Let us with the help of the Holy Spirit grow in the
grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him
be glory both now and forever! Amen.
TAKE HOME PAGE/ACTIVITY:
‘Activity Book’ available for
the children and can be downloaded from this website.
Download and give the ‘Bible
Memory Verse Card’ one for each child.
These should be photocopied prior to the Session
and available to take home.
Each child gets a 'Trinity
Track' to remind them about the lesson