Duggar family promotes free interactive teaching programs for families
The Duggar family, who star on TLC’s reality TV program, 19 Kids and Counting, forged a partnership recently with The Seed Company, which is among the fastest-growing bible translation groups in the world.
The projects that they will collaborate on are The Seed Company’s KidsDiscover program, an free online biblical interactive program for families and their children, and MakazieVille, an interactive online game that is designed to help children understand how other children in different parts of the world deal with social, environmental, religious and economical difficulties.
The Duggar family will feature both programs on its website. Currently, KidsDiscover is already being featured, while MakazieVille is currently scheduling a launching date.
“We feel extremely blessed to partner with the Duggar family in our shared mission of spreading God’s word,” Roy Peterson, president and CEO of The Seed Company said, adding, “Becoming a recommended resource on the Duggar’s new website is a great opportunity.”
Peterson added that the tie-up will help The Seed Company to reach a wider market and bring families closer together through the Scriptures. It will also help in “providing them with an opportunity to support the Great Commission.”
Under the KidsDiscover interactive and educational program, families learn of God’s word through storytelling in OneVerse ministry. Two 10-week programs are offered for free, one on the Old Testament, and the other on the New Testament.
Aside from taking a journey from creation onwards in the bible, children also are given tools to measure what they have learned, including challenge questions, downloadable worksheets, vocabulary builders, games, teaching activities and others.
Another offering is the VBS program, where children learn about the ways that Scripture changes people once they hear it in their own languages. Included is an exercise where children can help to translate specific bible verses for the first time.
This program includes a component for missions so that families learn of the more than 2,000 groups of people totalling 340 million who still do not have access to the bible in their spoken language.
Of the partnership, Jim Bob Duggar said, “By partnering with The Seed Company, we are not only providing families with the tools to grow closer to God, but we are also providing them with a way to grow closer as a family through God. It is our sincere hope that families utilize the KidsDiscover program as a catalyst to share the Bible together and simultaneously consider the opportunity to share the gift of God’s word with a family across the globe.”
The Seed Company was founded in 1993 by Wycliffe Bible Translators and has over 600 projects that are either ongoing or completed. Its vision is to develop novel ways to more efficiently, accurately and rapidly translate the bible for others.