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Related Activities Based on "Diary of a Missioner": Exploring Basic Needs

The article, "Diary of a Missioner" clearly shows the importance of having basic needs met. All humans must have their basic needs met to live with dignity as God intends. Students who  come to recognize what are basic needs may develop a:
  • a sharper consciousness about their own needs and wants
  • better decision making skills regarding possessions, relationships, health habits, etc.
  • a broader understanding of the suffering of a significant portion of our human family who lack basic necessities
  • a stronger sense of compassion

Help students create a list of basic needs and discuss what can happen when someone does or does not have needs met.

Additional Study Guides on this topic: 

May 2009
K-5: the basic need for education

May 2010

March 2011