In the last journal, you read a story about Hadi (HAH-dee) and his family (if you missed the story, find it here). They are part of an unreached Muslim people group–the Northern Yemeni (Yuh-MEH-nee). What do houses look like in the city? Enjoy learning with your family.
In the old sections of the city of Sana’a (sah-NAH), multi-story homes are built of stones and hardened mud bricks. Because of their tall, narrow shape, these dwellings are called “tower houses.” White plaster designs decorate the outside walls and window frames, causing the homes to look like gingerbread houses. Make a model of a Yemeni house. You will need:
- a small milk or creamer carton
- graham crackers
- (option 1) can of white frosting
- (option 2) powdered sugar, water, bowl
- paper plate
- spoon and knife
- (Option 2) To make frosting, measure about 30-60 g (¼-½ cup) powdered sugar in a small bowl. Gradually add spoonfuls of water and mix to make a thick paste.
- Set the empty carton on a paper plate. Close the spout.
- Use the knife to spread frosting on the four flat sides of the carton. Gently press graham crackers to the frosting to create brown walls.
- Apply frosting to the two slanted sections of the carton. Press on more graham crackers for the roof.
- Dip one end of a toothpick in the frosting. Draw a door, arched windows, and decorations on the walls.
- Afterwards, pray for Northern Yemeni families to have the opportunity to hear about Jesus and build their lives on the promise of salvation found in God’s Word.