Goal for the Life Night:
Using the story Horton Hears a Who as a basis, this night will help the teens understand what it means to protect and defend life at all stages. This life night will address the entire spectrum of pro-life issues and call the teens to actively speak out for the dignity and respect of all human life.
Life Night at a Glance:
This Life Night is based on the classic Dr. Seuss’ children story Horton Hears a Who. The story of Horton the elephant creates a powerful allegory for many of the pro-life issues in our culture today. The story also provides a great message about how each of us is called to protect all human life. This Life Night uses clips from the motion picture Horton Hears a Who (2008) to help illustrate these points.
The Life Night begins with an egg drop contest. Each group will be given one raw egg and instructed to create a contraption to protect the egg when dropped. After the egg drop the teaching will help the teens understand the dignity of all human life and look at why abortion, stem-cell research and euthanasia are against God’s plan, and ultimately murder. Small groups will discuss questions based on two specific clips from the movie. The night will end by challenging the teens to take a stand and be a voice for those who do not have a voice.