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Journal entries focus on the heart and motivation for World Christian parenting. Monthly articles written by key authors and ministry leaders offer wisdom and inspiration as you disciple your children and pursue intentionality in the midst of family life. Additional thoughts and devotionals written by Weave team members encourage you to draw near to Jesus for wisdom, strength, and grace as you navigate everyday realities and encounter situations you don’t feel equipped to deal with. Enlarge your vision for what God can do with ordinary families whose hearts and lives are yielded to Him.

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Gingerbread Houses of Sana'a

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. 

Cultural Activity:

Yemeni House

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
  • toothpicks
  1. (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.
  2. Set the empty carton on a paper plate. Close the spout.
  3. 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.
  4. Apply frosting to the two slanted sections of the carton. Press on more graham crackers for the roof.
  5. Dip one end of a toothpick in the frosting. Draw a door, arched windows, and decorations on the walls.
  6. 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.
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