(2 Thessalonians 3:12, Genesis 2:1-3, 2:15)
- Work is an effort directed towards doing or making something.
- It is the use of physical strength or mental power to do something.
- People do various types of work in their daily lives.
- Work is as important in modern society as it was in the traditional African society.
- In the traditional African society, work was respected.
- Boys and girls had specific roles.
People worked so that:
(John 4:40 - 44, 5:17, Romans 12:6 - 8)
(1 Thessalonians 4:11 - 12, 2 Thessalonians 3:10 - 12, Colossians 3:23)
God discourages laziness in people.
As Christians we should live orderly lives and work to earn our living.
(2 Kings 5:2)
- Working as house helps, working in plantations, looking after other young children, cleaning and cooking for families, brick making, fishing, wood and soapstone carving, hawking things like milk and food and charcoal burning.
a) Some children are trying to escape poverty.
b) Some parents need that extra source of income.
c) Some children work to get money to feed themselves and their siblings if they lack adult guardians.
(2 Thessalonians 3:6 - 13)