SIMpray Kids fun facts – USA

Did you know?…

‘In God we trust’ is the motto of the USA and is printed on every bank note and coin?

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The USA is the home of the world’s hottest chilli pepper. It’s called the Carolina Reaper and is rated at 1,400,000 – 2,200,000 units on the Scoville scale. If you’re brave enough to try it, it is apparently fruity and sweet.

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“Living in South Carolina means southern cooking, which is a great blend of comfort foods and fried everything,” says one of our TCKs. Click here for a southern fried chicken recipe. If you scroll far enough you’ll find some ‘southern style’ sides too.

May is one of our TCKs favourite times of year. It is Strawberry Festival Month. A local farm makes fresh ice cream with whole strawberries in it which is, in her words, “absolutely divine”.

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On of our TCKs favourite American tradition is Thanksgiving. “Food, family and faith, what could be better?!” he says.

After India and China, the USA has the largest number of people who have not heard about Jesus living within their borders.* In some US counties there are no Christians.

Image by Cris Tagupa

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Our TCKs asked us to pray that they would be able to show the true love of Jesus to the people they meet every day – Jesus who loves and unifies, not divides and destroys. This is a great prayer for all of us.

If you want to know more about the story of Jesus who loves and unifies, click here to watch a five minute video from the Bible Society.

As Jesus prayed to God, in Matthew 26 ‘Not my will, but yours’ let’s listen to God this month to hear how he wants to use us to show his love to the people we meet.

This page was created as part of our SIMpray Kids monthly prayer email. If you would like to pray regularly with our mission families serving around the world, please click here.

*Unreached Peoples, Least-Reached Places; JD Payne