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Friendship

May 30, 2022

MAY 30 - JUNE 5

Friendship

Hey Lightgliders! 

Hi, I’m Kwan. I was born and raised in South Korea. I have always been curious and inventive. And I like to work behind the scenes. My biggest passion at Lightglider Academy is to figure out the blight problem. That dark ooze is destroying the land and taking away its beauty and purpose. Have you seen it yet on one of your missions? Thankfully, we can use our light to clear the blight. But, I want to find a permanent solution. That is my goal.

I usually hang out in the Innovation Lab. Feel free to come visit me there. I work closely with the Gliddles to invent things that can help -- better gliders, new technologies, stuff like that. To solve problems, we need to be creative and we need to work together!

I don’t like to be the center of attention but that doesn’t mean I can’t make a powerful impact on the world. I work behind the scenes to help Tambika run the Academy, assist Bryce on missions, and support each Lightglider in the mission to Respect, Rescue and Restore. I have discovered ways to use my unique gifts to help others. I’ve learned that a great way to develop friendships is to be a friend to others and to look for ways to serve them. When we work with our friends, using our unique gifts, we can accomplish great things while building a wonderful community!

Glide On!

Kwan

Things to Think About This Week: 

Take some time this week to focus on Friendship and what it means to serve each other using your unique gifts! Here are some reflection questions that will help.

• Read Galatians 5:13 in the Bible. How should we use the freedom that God has given us?

• What does it mean to “work behind the scenes?”

• Who is a good example of someone who leads with humility?

• Who needs your support and encouragement today?

Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, Battle Buddies, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get some gold added to their inventory!

Battle Buddies

• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Kwan’s Story

Fruit of the Spirit

   

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - KWAN - to receive a surprise in your inventory!

• There’s a new Gliddle Game Gab out this week! Check it out!

Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Joke Time! 

• Tuesday: Join us at the Welcome Party and Spotlight Celebration at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Courtyard! If you’re new to Lightgliders, you’ll be introduced to some AMAZING Lightglider friends, learn the ins-and-outs of the Academy, and have a chance to meet and congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients!  

• Wednesday: Let's play some games in Lightglider Academy at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Join moderator Viola today for a game of Rock/Paper/Scissors in the Academy! 

• Thursday: Join us for Bible Chat in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for to share game ideas at this week’s time of Gamestorming.

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for some fun and games.

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Spotlights #93

May 28, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Fierce Exuberant Conqueror and Faith Fearless Adventurer: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO BRIGHT!!

Fierce is a great friend to have in Lightgliders! He loves giving out boosts and makes sure every gets one if they want. Way to go, Fierce!

Faith has been going on missions, battling machines, clearing blight, and rescuing tons of Gliddles! You can see all of her hard work and progress in Lightgliders by checking out her AMAZING Treehouse where all those cute little Gliddles get to live. Great work, Faith! 

Keep shining bright in all you do, Lightgliders!!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Keep Out!

It’s Kwan again! I wanted to give you some tips for taking on this mission. We’re sending you back into the abandoned building where lots of Machines have taken up residence. There’s a defense jammer installed there, so if you don’t have a Gliddle with you, you won’t be able to battle Machines! You have to use your wits and careful gliding to get you out of some sticky situations!

There’s a powerful Machine at the end of the mission. Concentrate on avoiding its blasts and let the Gliddles you find do their work!

Don’t forget to check for secret areas; the overgrowth in the building might have opened up new pathways!

Glide On!

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Bravery

May 23, 2022

MAY 23 - MAY 29

Bravery

Hey Lightgliders! 

I’m Bryce, one of the leaders at Lightglider Academy! Professor Watts had asked me to tell you a little about myself and to share with you one of my character qualities that stands out. Well, I’m from Australia. I am passionate about doing courageous things, such as going on missions to the Yonders, shining light in the darkness, and sharing truth with my friends. I’m not afraid to go and try to make an impact. Living for something greater than ourselves is the secret to living a life of purpose. It’s not always easy, but it does make life an adventure!

One of my most admirable character qualities is bravery. That simply means I live with courage! No matter what I am facing, I know that God loves me and is with me. This motivates me to be brave and to never give up.  

If you seek to learn new things and to make a difference in the lives of others, you will have to be brave. You will have to face new challenges with courage.  What is going on in your life right now that requires bravery?  I encourage you to face it and persist!

Glide On!

Bryce

Things to Think About This Week: 

Take some time this week to focus on Bravery and what it looks like for you to be brave! Here are some reflection questions that will help.  

• Read Mark 16:15 in the Bible. What does it mean to “preach the Good News to everyone”?

• What meaningful moments has God used in your life?

• In what ways could you be more loving?

• What does it mean to live for something greater than yourself?

• What are you doing right now that requires bravery?

• How can you rely on God to help you be brave and courageous?

Things to Do This Week:

• PARTY WEEK!! Join Lightglider moderators and friends in the Academy at 5pm EST / 4pm CST on FRIDAY for the May-Bee Party!

• Play the Game of the Week, Treehouse Jumping, and get on the leaderboard!

Treehouse Jumping

• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Bryce’s Story

Love Is Not Rude

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - BRYCE - to receive some gold to use in Glider Gear!

Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

Join us in the Courtyard for Prayer Time with Penelope every weekday at 3pm EST / 2pm CST!

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Joke Time! 

• Tuesday: Join us at the Welcome Party and Spotlight Celebration at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Courtyard! If you’re new to Lightgliders, you’ll be introduced to some AMAZING Lightglider friends, learn the ins-and-outs of the Academy, and have a chance to meet and congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients!

• Wednesday: Let's play some games in Lightglider Academy at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Join moderator Viola today for a Race around the Academy! 

• Thursday: Join us for Bible Chat in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: PARTY DAY!! Join fellow Lightgliders in the Courtyard at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for the May-Bee Party! Every that attends will get new outfits and gliders!

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for some fun and games.

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Spotlights #92

May 21, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Mildred Ninja Scientist and Viola Humble Glory: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SO BRIGHT!!

Moderators Mildred & Viola were nominated for the Spotlight by several fellow Lightgliders! 

Here are some of the things they shared about our friend Mildred: she is very kind to everyone, helps anyone in need, is always encouraging, and always takes time to talk with Lightgliders who need help. Way to go, Mildred!

Here are some of the things they shared about our friend Viola: she is very sweet, kind and caring to everyone, loves handing out gifts, is always joyful and delighted to learn more about God's Word, is forgiving and helpful, and is a great example of the kind of love Jesus has for us. Way to go, Viola!

Keep shining bright in all you do, Lightgliders!!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Timberlands Approach

Hey, it’s Bryce! Are you ready to take on the Machines once again? We’re sending you to the Timberlands Approach, an area infested with Machines! Rescue the Gliddles there and get ready to battle!

Watch out for Machine attacks, especially from the blue Machines! Their blasts are very powerful. If you get hit too much, you’ll lose a chunk of armor and have to start back at the last checkpoint!

Be careful out there, and remember to keep an eye out for secret grates!

Glide On!

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Leadership

May 16, 2022

MAY 16 - MAY 22

Leadership

Hey Lightgliders! 

Jabari yako rafiki! That means ‘How are you my friend?’ in Swahili. I’m Tambika. I manage Lightglider Academy while Professor Watts is away. Running this place isn’t easy, but it is rewarding. I try to meet all the new Lightgliders when they arrive in the Courtyard. That is a fun part of my job! 

I was born and raised in Tanzania. Do you know where that is? It is a beautiful country in Africa. Growing up, I always looked for leadership positions in my school and community. I love to serve others through organization. I love plans. I love calendars. I love details. And all of these things are important at Lightglider Academy. Otherwise, everything would be more chaotic than it already is!

I encourage you to use your gifts to serve others. We need people in this world with all types of gifts and talents. No matter how you are gifted, always remember that being a leader means serving others first. This is called servant leadership.

Glide On!

Tambika

Things to Think About This Week: 

• Read Romans 12:6-8 in the Bible. What gifts do you believe God has given you?

• What does it mean to be a leader by first becoming a servant?

• In what ways could you be a servant leader?

• What are your gifts and talents and how can you use them to serve others?

Things to Do This Week:

• Find Gertrude this week! Moderator Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel will be popping into the Academy this week, so be sure to find her and ask for her special mystery code!! She won’t be giving it out during Bible chat, so be sure to catch her throughout the week!

• Play the Game of the Week, Mission: Tambika’s Treehouse, and get on the leaderboard!

Tambika’s Treehouse

• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Tambika’s Story

Following God

   

• Watch this week’s new Gliddle Game Gab #43!

Gliddle Game Gab #43

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - TAMBIKA - to receive 100 Gold Coins!

Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

Join us in the Courtyard for Prayer Time with Penelope every weekday at 3pm EST / 2pm CST!

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Joke Time! 

• Tuesday: Join us at the Welcome Party and Spotlight Celebration at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Courtyard! If you’re new to Lightgliders, you’ll be introduced to some AMAZING Lightglider friends, learn the ins-and-outs of the Academy, and have a chance to meet and congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients!

• Wednesday: Let's play some games in Lightglider Academy at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Join moderator Viola today for a game of Follow the Leader in the Academy! 

• Thursday: Join us for Bible Chat in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas at this week’s time of Gamestorming.

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for some fun and games.

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Spotlights #91

May 14, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Blaze Beastly Victory and Grace Creative Mastermind: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Like a LIGHT!!

Blaze was nominated by his fellow Lightgliders for his speech about God during the talent show on Tuesday! Way to shine, Blaze! 

Grace is an amazing new Lightglider. She is kind to others and participates in community events, even leading a wonderful prayer last week. Way to go, Grace!

Keep shining bright in all you do, Lightgliders!!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Tambika’s Treehouse

Lightglider! It’s Tambika, and I need your help! My Treehouse was just attacked and it’s covered in blight! Can you help me restore it all? 

Luckily, I had stored a ton of RES orbs before the attack. Just open up some of the safe areas to recharge your RES! Help rescue the Gliddles and relocate them to a safer Treehouse while we restore mine!

Glide On!

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Role Models

May 9, 2022

MAY 9 - MAY 15

Role Models

Hey Lightgliders! 

I get the distinct privilege of introducing our new series. We will be talking about Role Models and the positive character qualities that they possess.

Now I know what you’re thinking. “Isn’t a role model just really good-looking bread?” And to that I say, “No, that’s a roll model.”  Wow, I just got really hungry.  

A role model is someone you can look up to! He or she serves as an example to you for how to live, how to treat people, and how to grow in your faith. I can’t tell you how important it is to have good role models!  One of my first role models ever was Marlon, who hangs out in the Academy Library.  Marlon cares about me and shows me what it looks like to walk with God. Who are some of your role models? It could be a parent, an older sibling, a teacher, a coach, or perhaps a leader in your church. I encourage you to find someone you look up to, watch how they live their lives, and ask them lots of questions. And remember to listen to their answers!

Glide On!

Santiago

Things to Think About

• Read Hebrews 13:7 in the Bible. Name two people who have taught you about God. What did you learn from them?

• Who do you look up to?

• Who looks up to you?

• Who shows you how to walk with God?

• How can you be a role model for others?

Things to Do This Week:

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Catch That Gliddle, and get on the leaderboard! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a surprise in their inventory! Look for a message from Gertrude Pumpkin Satchel when you log in this weekend!

Catch That Gliddle

• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the FrontPage

Made To Shine

Prayer for Strength

  • Use this week’s Mystery Code - MODEL - to receive a surprise in your inventory!

Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

Join us in the Courtyard for Prayer Time with Penelope every weekday at 3pm EST / 2pm CST!

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Joke Time! 

• Tuesday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration and Talent Show at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients.  

• Wednesday: Let's play some games in Lightglider Academy at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Join moderator Viola today for a game of Hide & Seek in the Academy! 

• Thursday: Join us for Bible Chat in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST to share game ideas at this week’s time of Gamestorming.

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for some fun and games.

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Spotlights #90

May 7, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Fluffy Zesty Professor and Blaze Risky Champion: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

WHOA! Keep those shades on, you are BRIGHT!

Fluffy prayed a beautiful prayer at Bible Chat last week. What a great way to share God's love with fellow Lightgliders. Way to go, Fluffy! 

When Blaze had a misunderstanding with other Lightgliders, he humbled himself and apologized to them. He discussed a conflict he had calmly and maturely and owned up to his mistakes. Well done, Blaze!

Keep shining bright in all you do, Lightgliders!!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Blighted Institute

Hello again! It’s Tambika, and I have a tricky mission for you. We’ve found a major source of blight in the Yonders: some kind of old abandoned Institute. It’s full of empty classrooms, broken tech, and lots and lots of blight! We need you to go in there and clear out all the blight!

Have you been collecting the Lilies that grow in the Yonders? Not only are they pretty, but they somehow grow without being harmed by the blight! Please bring back some of these Lilies for research. Every mission has 10 Lilies growing in them. Can you find them all?

We’ve found some sort of locked door that only opens with coins. I wonder who put this kind of toll entrance there? What treasures are behind that door? Will you spend the coins to open the door? The choice is yours!

Glide On!

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Kindness

May 2, 2022

MAY 2 - MAY 8

KINDNESS

This is the last week of our Unit on The Lightglider Mission. As we are on a mission to SHOW God’s love, this week we’re talking about KINDNESS, which is an attribute of God that we can reflect. So, we don’t just want to talk about kindness this week, we want to show it! To be kind means to be friendly, generous, and considerate. Our theme verse this week is Colossians 3:12 (NLT): “Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.” 

This verse tells us to clothe ourselves with lots of different character qualities. Have you ever thought about that? You can choose to put qualities like kindness on like you put on your clothes in the morning. Just like we pick out which shirt or pair of shoes we are going to wear, we can choose to be kind, humble, gentle, and patient throughout our day. Clothing ourselves with kindness is a powerful way to show God’s character to the world around us. The Bible also tells us in Romans 2:4 that God’s kindness is what leads us to turn to Him in the first place. So pick up kindness and put it on like a jacket. Wear it everywhere you go!

Glide On!

Kwan

Things to Think About This Week:

Take some time this week to pick up kindness and wear it around your family and friends! Here are some reflection questions that will help.

• Read Colossians 3:12-15 in your Bible. What character qualities do you clothe yourself with each day?

• In what ways can you show kindness to others?

• Who shows kindness to you? How do they do it?

• Where could you show more kindness?

• When has someone been kind to you?

Things to Do This Week:

• Play the Game of the Week, DoppelGlider! The top 5 Lightgliders on Saturday morning get a surprise in their inventory! 

DoppelGlider

• Watch the Sparks and Prayers on the Front Page

Kindness Spark

Prayer for Kindness

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - KIND - to receive a surprise in your inventory!

Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

Join us in the Courtyard for Prayer Time with Penelope every weekday at 3pm EST / 2pm CST!

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Joke Time! 

• Tuesday: Come to the Spotlight Celebration and Talent Show at 6pm EST / 5pm CST in the Courtyard to congratulate this week’s Lightglider RES head recipients.  

• Wednesday: Let's play some games in Lightglider Academy at 5pm EST / 4pm CST! Join moderator Viola today for a game of Boost Tag in the Academy! 

• Thursday: Join us for Bible Chat in the Library at 6pm EST / 5pm CST to discuss this week’s theme and verse! 

• Friday: Meet in the Innovation Lab at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for to share game ideas at this week’s time of Gamestorming.

• Saturday: Connect with the Ambassadors in the Courtyard at 4pm EST / 3pm CST for some fun and games.

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Spotlights #89

April 30, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Rose Fearless Genius and Zane Amazing Thinker: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Look at you go!!

Rose has been a Lightglider for about a month now and is thriving in the Community! She asks great questions and participates in events. Way to go, Rose!

Zane Amazing Thinker has been a Lightglider for a year now and has shown exemplary behavior towards himself and others. Way to shine, Zane! 

Keep shining bright in all you do, Lightgliders!!

And you too can be in the Spotlight and receive the Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to wear. Keep shining in all you do in Lightglider Academy -- join the community events, show respect to other Lightgliders, create amazing postcards, rescue Gliddles, restore blight, lead other Lightgliders in a game you made up, or just be a positive influence to others. There are lots of ways to shine!

Waterfall Meadow

Hi, Lightglider! My name is Tambika, and I handle administration here at Lightglider Academy. I’m ready to send you on your first official mission: going to Waterfall Meadow! You’ll learn the basics of gliding, battling, and rescuing there. Here’s a couple of tips to help you out: 

  1. Use your mouse to glide around. Remember to keep your cursor on the game screen at all times to maximize your movements!
  2. When rescuing Gliddles, you can carry up to five at a time. To rescue more Gliddles, drop the ones you have off at a Zipway to send them back to the Academy, and then go find more Gliddles!
  1. Remember to keep your distance when battling Machines! Stay close enough so that your defense system will activate, but far enough away so that you can dodge Machine attacks!

There are plenty of treasures and secrets in the Yonders. Keep your eyes peeled for things that don’t seem to belong in their surroundings! Hope to see you back in the Courtyard soon!

Glide On!

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