Betsy Stockton

Laura Caputo-Wickham

Ages 4-7

As a single, recently freed former slave, Betsey Sotcken was not the typical candidate for a missionary. Yet her love for God and her desire for others to know Him led her to leave her home in Pennsylvania and head to the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii). Betsy’s life is the story of the amazing things an extraordinary God can accomplish through a an ordinary life devoted to Him.

Question 1 - Why did it surprise others that Betsy wanted to be a missionary?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Betsy was born a slave and she did not have a husband, but that did not stop her from wanting to share the good news of Jesus with others.

Question 2 - As a missionary, what kind of things to Betsy do?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how she shared Jesus with others, taught children, and did many ordinary yet important things such as cleaning, mending, and cooking.

Question 3 - When Betsy had hard, scary, or lonely days, what did she do?

Discussion Guide - Discuss how Betsy remembered God’s Word and the promises He had made.

Bonus Question - If your child has gone through the Foundation Attributes of God Curriculum, ask your child what attributes of God could have comforted Betsy during her times of difficulty as a missionary.

Discussion Guide - Discuss different attributes covered in the curriculum, what they mean, and how they apply. Some examples are God is immutable, omnipotent, omnipresent, faithful, love, etc.

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