SIMpray Kids fun facts – Mexico

When you think of Mexican food, what comes to mind? Chilli con carne? This is not actually a Mexican dish. Enchiladas, tortillas and tacos are more common. Our TCK’s favourite foods are chicken tortas which are fried chicken sandwiches.

Picture by Quin Engle

One food which did originate in Mexico is chocolate! Originally it was enjoyed as a drink and cacao beans were used as currency.

Mexico does not have an official language. While most Mexicans speak Spanish, there are 68 recognized languages.

Picture by R Don

Mexico has mountains in the eastern and northern parts of the country, rain forests in the southern and eastern parts and deserts in the west. It is situated on the ‘Ring of Fire’, the world’s most prominent volcano and earthquake region.

Mexico is home to the largest pyramid (The Great Pyramid of Cholula) and the smallest volcano (The Cuexcomate Volcano) which is only 13 meters tall.

Picture by Andres Sanz

Mexico’s “cardon cactus” is the world’s biggest cactus and measures up to 21 metres. These cacti can live up to 300 years.

The area where Benjamin and Elliot’s family serve is called the Circle of Silence. It is an area in Central Mexico, where very few Christians live. 23 million people live rurally in the Circle of Silence, but less that one in 100 know Jesus.

Only one in ten church leaders in Mexico have any Bible training, so with a team, Benjamin and Elliot’s dad is training them to better understand and teach the Bible and supporting them as they take the story of Jesus to people who’ve never heard it.

Picture by R Don

In Matthew 28:18-20 the Bible tells us to go and tell all of the people of the world about Jesus. Let’s pray for Benjamin and Elliot and their family as they tell people in Mexico about Jesus.

Jesus asks each of us as his followers to tell other people about Jesus wherever we are. Are there three people you know that you could pray for this month that don’t yet know Jesus? Ask Jesus to help you to share his story with them in what you say and in what you do.

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