|Lesson 4: How We Help
Below is suggested use for a 40-minute class duration
Objective: The students will be able to identify how IOCC programs meet needs both in the short-term (emergency relief) and long-term efforts.
Materials Required:"News & Needs," maps, assignment sheet
Opening Prayer: "Lord, please help the people who are poor and suffering. I want to help too. Teach me, Lord, how to give love and happiness to the hungry and needy people all over the world. Bless the IOCC and show me how I can participate as an Orthodox Christian in what they do. Amen."
- Review the last lesson. "In our last lesson, we learned about two IOCC workers. What do you remember from the interview? Today we'll take a closer look at the programs the IOCC operates."
- Place the students in cooperative learning groups. Pass out News & Notes and assignment sheets. Have students work together. Compare answers of the groups.
- Ask the students to think about what they learned from the last three lessons. Record these on a chalkboard if possible. Ask the students if they were changed by anything they learned.
Closing Prayer: "Remember, O Lord, those who bring offerings and do good in Thy holy churches, and those who remember the poor…Fill their treasures with every good thing…support the aged; encourage the faint-hearted…free those who are held captive by unclean spirits…defend the widows; protect the orphans; free the captives; heal the sick. Remember, O God, those who are in courts, in mines, in exile, in harsh labor, and those in any kind of affliction, necessity, or distress, and remember each man and his request, his home and his need. Amen."