Missions quiz

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Welcome to the second All Saints’ Church Lockdown Quiz!  This one focuses on the work of our Mission Partners, Five Talents, working among some of the poorest communities in African and Asian countries

Have you ever thought about what it is like to live in a small village in a far away corner of one of the world’s poorest countries?  You would be used to roads that were in poor condition.  Your electricity supply might be limited to a few hours each day.  Someone from your family might have to collect water from a pump shared with all the rest of your village.  Parents might not be able to afford to pay school fees, so children don’t go to school.  People fear becoming seriously ill as the cost of hospital treatment could be catastrophic.

Many people around the world live in situations like this but the good news is that there many people and organisations are working hard to provide help.  Five Talents is one such organisation. 

You can read about the work of Five Talents on their web site at www.fivetalents.org.uk

The easiest way to learn about the work of Five Talents is to read some of the stories that are presented on their Blog (www.fivetalents.org.uk/blog).  You can work through the following questions and find out how Five Talents has made a difference to peoples’ lives:

People cannot read or write

Open the blog “What does a literacy and numeracy lesson look like?

  1. Why is not being able to read or write such a problem?
  2. What is unique about the literacy training?
  3. Why are the people counting trees?
  4. What do the people go on to do after they have learned to read and write?

Go back to the Blog page and open the blog “Meet a microfinance member, Mary from South Sudan…”

  1. What was Mary’s problem?
  2. How did being a member of a Savings Group help?
  3. How did Mary begin to earn some income?
  4. What difference did it make to her children?

Go back to the Blog page and open the blog “From our partners: Lessons Learned”

  1. What did Cynthia say about uncertainties?
  2. What did Claudette say about the importance of Savings Groups
  3. What did Sarah say about a community working together?