My Family’s Experience with The Messiah Mystery

by Teresa Gaikema

248X350 MM Whats_Happening v2My husband and I have six children, four girls and two boys, ranging in age from 7-19 years old.  Having quality family time revolving around Scripture and the truth from God’s Word is very important to us. But as you can imagine, it’s difficult to pull off at times because of our family size and structure.

When asked, we eagerly agreed to try The Messiah Mystery, but were not entirely sure that it would meet each of our children where they were as individuals.  But as we dove in, we were pleasantly surprised that it was laid out not only in an attractive manner (important to Mom), but also in a simple manner to incorporate varying age-level ideas.  I found that each suggested activity or discussion could be easily altered to fit our family’s dynamics.  Since holding the attention of everyone in our family is not always an easy task, having the bold print to help guide our eyes to areas that were most important to go over helped to simplify things as we easily navigated through our Messiah Mystery experience.

Our children each enjoyed having their own notebooks to keep track of the “clues” that led us straight to the Messiah.  And who doesn’t love using a magnifying glass?! (Notebooks and a magnifying glass are included in the kit.)

Our two youngest children especially enjoyed piecing together their very own poster (also included in the kit—another plus!) that they still have hanging in their room.

The Messiah Mystery not only secured times of meaningful dialogue for our family, but did this mama’s heart good as I watched all of my children discover and contemplate the true meaning of Easter and Lent.

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