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Ifihan si Ewe Igbale - Igba #1

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This week’s destination: INTRODUCTION TO EWE IGBALE (MORINGA)
Ewe Igbale'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 Ewe Igbale, recognized in the western world as the ‘Miracle Tree’, ‘Mothers Friend” and “Mother’s Milk.”

• The Trinity
• The Ewe Igbale seed
• Sowing the Jesus seed.

MATERIALS:
Moringa seeds. A tree branch to wave. Cup of flour, ½ cup of salt, ½ cup of water, mixing bowl. Photo copy Bible Verse Visual Aids, crayons. Fresh fruit cut up into pieces. English “Moringa Educational Colouring Book.” to take home, colour and bring back next week. Photocopy and give each child a ‘Take Home Bible Memory Verse’ and English 'Activity Booklet' if appropriate.

AS KIDS ARRIVE PRIOR TO THE LESSON:
Get a child to colour the Bible Memory Verse Visual Aid.

Optional: Download the English 'Moringa Educational Colouring Book' Select 11 children, that can speak English, to colour the handbook.

1. GUESSING GAME: (10 minutes) Guess which hand I am holding the Ewe Igbale seed. Everyone that thinks it’s in my right hand stand on the right. Everyone that thinks it’s in my left hand stand on the left eliminating the incorrect one and repeating the game.

2. TEAM GAME: (10 minutes) TO TEACH THE TRINITY

Download 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 winner.

Today they will learn about the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.



 
 

3. ACTIVE PRAISE CHORUS: (10 minutes)

Optional: Download 'Evergreen Yoruba Songs of Praise' fidio

 

4. INTIMATE WORSHIP: (5 minutes)

Optional: Download 'Yoruba Hymn - Ninu gbogbo iji ti nja' fidio

Optional: Download Let's talk about 'The Trinity' English 3 minute video if appropriate.

 

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. Amen.

5. TEACHING:
a. “Back Track” Review

No review this is the first session of this series

b. Learn a Bible Verse (5minutes)

Sword Play (Provide tree branches to wave)
Ready…Swords up… Genesisi 2:9a … CHARGE!

“9 Olúwa Olo´run sì mú kí onírúurú igi hù jáde láti inú ile`: àwon igi tí ó dùn ún wò lójú, tí ó sì dára fún oúnje.”

Genesisi 2:9a

Download Bible Verse Visual Aids

(Pass out pieces of fruit for the children to eat.)

c. Teach the Lesson

DOWNLOAD Lesson #1 Visual Aids

Introduction:
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.

 

Optional: Download English 'Moringa Miricle Tree' video

 

EWE IGBALE: Ewe Igbale 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 better known as Ewe Igbale in Nigeria, recognized in the western world as the ‘Miracle Tree’, ‘Mothers Friend” and “Mother’s Milk.”

TRINITY: Today we will start by learning about the Trinity. Take a look at the Ewe Igbale 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 Holy Spirit.

Download Trinity Visual Aid

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, “Eyin ni iyo` ayé" in Matiu 5:13, 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 Johanu 3:5 “Jesu dáhùn wí pé, “Lóòóto´ lóòóto´ ni mo wí fún o, bí kò se pé a fi omi àti Emí bí ènìyàn, òun kò lè wo ìjoba Olo´run.

(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 hand.)

It’s one thing now—it’s dough. And yet, all three ingredients are still there. (Mould it into a cross.)

Discussion Questions:
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)

Ewe Igbale Teaching:

Optional: Download the English 'Moringa Children's Colouring Book'

EWE IGBALE Teaching:

Ewe Igbale (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.

Download Ewe Igbale (Moringa) map

Ewe Igbale (Moringa), grows where over 5-35% of the population are malnourished.

The Ewe Igbale (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 comes.

Download Ewe Igbale (Moringa) map

Ewe Igbale 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 Ewe Igbale. 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

Ewe Igbale can be fed to your animals, cattle, rabbits, sheep, pigs, goats and chickens consume the pods, leaves, branches and young plants as food.

Ewe Igbale has been used worldwide to treat a variety of diseases including Malaria.

Tests performed on Ewe Igbale proved that:

  1. Children maintained or increased weight and improved health.
  2. Pregnant women are healthier
  3. They had babies with higher birth weights
  4. Produce more breast milk
  5. Children grew up stronger.

If you see a young tree wilting in high heat, you should give it some water.
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 Ewe Igbale 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 Ewe Igbale 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.

CLOSING PRAYER:
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:

Optional: Download English 'Activity Book available for the children that speak English and can be downloaded from this website.

DownloadTake Home Memory Bible Verse'

These should be photocopied prior to the Session and available to take home.

NEXT WEEK:
Come back next week to learn about a farmer who went out to sow his seeds. Bring your empty water bottle with the top cut off and a few holes in the bottom we are going to sow your Ewe Igbale seed.

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