Every Thursday, out in the open air in a rundown Police Housing Compound in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, East Africa, between one and two hundred children gather. Why? To hear Bible stories, sing and have fun.
It it just one of the ministries missionaries Steve and Gill Davies have started in this region.
‘For many years we have scratched around for quality images to illustrate the stories,’ they write, ‘how wonderful that we have been introduced to the Freebibleimages website.’ Being outside, and without electricity, they cannot use Powerpoint but download images, then print and laminate them to hold up. Sometimes they have children holding the pictures so they can see the storyline. They report, ‘Two weeks ago when we told the story of the crucifixion they sat spellbound. Last week we told about the resurrection…what a triumph!’
A story time line is a great idea. Some teachers place a line of string across the classroom then peg each image to the line as they tell the story. Alternatively you can tack images to a wall. The pictures can then be used to discuss the story afterwards.