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Restoration

October 31, 2022

OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 6

RESTORATION

Hey Lightgliders!

We’ve been looking at the Far Greater Story over the last few weeks. We’ve learned about Creation, Rebellion, and Redemption. Now it’s time for the final chapter of the story-Restoration! Every good story has a BIG ending. Well, the Far Greater Story has the BIGGEST ending that actually leads to a new beginning. This is the one part of the Far Greater Story that we have yet to experience fully. It will happen some time in the future, and we can look forward to it with great anticipation!

To restore something means to bring it back to its original condition. This is what God will do with our broken world when Jesus comes back. God has redeemed His children through Jesus, but we still experience the consequences of sin and rebellion in our world today. Jesus has promised us that He will return and make right all that has gone wrong. This is what “Restoration” is all about. Scripture tells us that there will be no more pain, or crying, or suffering for those who have placed their faith in Jesus. 

Until that day comes, we can work to restore the world around us in small ways. Every word of truth that we speak and every act of love that we do in His name points to this future restoration. When we shine light in the darkness, we are a signpost of what is to come.

Glide On!

Kwan

Things to Think About This Week:

Here are some questions to discuss as you think about Restoration this week!

• Read Acts 3:21 in the Bible. What did God promise long ago through his prophets?

• Why do we have a reason to live with hope?

• What does it mean to restore something?

• Who can you pray for who needs God’s healing and comfort?

• How does God restore us?

• What are some things in your world that are broken and in need of restoration?

Things to Do This Week:

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Multiplayer Mission:Waterfall Cavern!

Mission:Waterfall Cavern

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

Restoration

Prayer for Healing

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

Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

Join us in the Academy for Prayer Time with Penelope–Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm EST / 11am CST!

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Jokes and Games! 

• 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 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 #115

October 29, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Faith Adventurous Defender and Ivy Precious Protector: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Wahooo!!!!

Faith has been described by her friends in Lightglider Academy as being really kind and sacrificial, spending most of her coins to buy amazing gifts and being an all-around team player! She is very nice to everyone and loves sending postcards to encourage others with fun emotes and thoughtful messages. Way to go, Faith! 

Ivy was super helpful at last week's Talent Show & Spotlight Celebration. She is really shining bright by attending and helping with events. Way to go, Ivy!

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 Cavern

Hello again! It’s Tambika, and I’m giving you a new mission in Waterfall Cavern, just underneath Waterfall Meadow. This cave seems to be where a lot of the blight is coming from, so we need to get in there and destroy the blight inside! Click on blight next to you to clear it. You can click and drag on multiple blight patches to restore them quickly! Blight usually covers treasures and Materials in the Yonders. Go ahead and grab them; you can trade them for cool stuff here at the Academy!

Clearing blight uses RES, the yellow bar to the left of your screen. If you run out, don’t worry. Just come back to the Academy and hang out. Your RES will recharge over time, and then you can go back to the mission where you last passed a checkpoint! Be on the lookout for RES orbs in the Yonders as well. Don’t grab the RES orbs if you’re already full on RES, or they’ll be wasted!

Glide On!

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Compassion

October 24, 2022

OCTOBER 24 - OCTOBER 30

COMPASSION

Hey Lightgliders!

As we’ve come to understand through Jesus how much God loves us, we can love others! We can see others how Jesus sees them - with great love and dignity! As we choose to love others through our words and actions, it will affect our hearts. And as we genuinely feel concern for others in our hearts, we will grow in compassion. Having compassion means that we are tenderhearted toward other people. We try to place ourselves in their shoes and treat them with love, dignity, and respect. We treat them how we would want to be treated. As we understand God’s compassion towards us, we will want to be compassionate with others. Who do you have genuine concern for? Who do you show compassion to? How do you show it?

Showing compassion may look a little different for everyone. We can write notes of encouragement, listen to others’ problems, invite a new friend to sit with during school lunch, or tell our parents how much we love them. Small acts of compassion make a big difference.  

Can you imagine if everyone showed a little bit of compassion every day? It would change the world!  

Glide On!

Kwan

Things to Think About This Week:

Here are some activities for you to do and questions to reflect upon this week in Lightgliders. Do these by yourself or with a family member!

• Read Luke 6:35-36 in the Bible. Why should we be compassionate?

• What are ways to show compassion to others?

• When has someone been compassionate toward you?

• What are ways that you could be a helpful neighbor?

• What is one thing you can do today to show kindness to someone?

• How does being compassionate show the love of Jesus?

Things to Do This Week:

• PARTY WEEK!!! Join fellow Lightgliders in the Academy on FRIDAY at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for the Costumes and Candy Party!!

• Play the Game of the Week, Slam Jam! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday morning gets some new gear in their inventory!

Slam Jam

• Watch the Spark and Prayer videos

Compassionate

Prayer for My Neighborhood

• Use the Mystery Code - COMPASSION - to receive a surprise in your inventory!

Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

Join us in the Academy for Prayer Time with Penelope–Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm EST / 11am CST!

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Jokes and Games! 

• 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 INCREDIBLE 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!!! Meet in the Courtyard at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for the Costumes and Candy Party!! New gliders and gear will be given out to all in attendance!

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

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Spotlights #114

October 22, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Alvin Risky Bunch, Spike Legendary Guardian and Jasmine Epic Explorer: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Wahooo!!!!

These three Lightgliders are featured in the Spotlight this week as our postcard contest winners! Take a look at their amazing submissions below!

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!

Emerald Fields

Hello, I’m Nisha! I serve in a lot of places at Lightglider Academy, but I mostly try to help the other leaders handle the blight problem in the Yonders. And this mission is all about restoring the land! The Emerald Fields in the Yonders are usually so beautiful, but they’ve been taken over by blight. My tip for you is to open up enough room in the blight so that you can dodge Machine attacks. The Emerald Fields are home to many green Gliddles, and to use their power correctly, you’ll have to get up close to Machines! Patience is the key to defeating Machines and clearing blight. Remember, if you run out of RES, come back to Lightglider Academy and give out Boosts to recharge! 

I’ve heard that there’s a Machine that’s very hard to get to… Maybe the fences in this area don’t extend the whole way around the Fields?

Glide On!

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Courage

October 17, 2022

OCTOBER 17 - OCTOBER 23

COURAGE

Hey Lightgliders!

We have been discussing The Far Greater Story of God’s love for us in recent weeks. We are currently learning about redemption and how God bought back our lives through Jesus. As we understand this truth we can point others to the story of Jesus with great confidence and courage!

To be courageous is to be brave. To take risks. To initiate. To try new things. To do hard things. To not be afraid of failing. We can be courageous because our confidence comes from God’s love for us, and not from anything else! 

As Lightgliders, we will not shrink back from difficulties or danger. We will not run away from opportunities to help those in need. 

Be courageous today, Lightgliders! Remember that you are never alone. Nothing can separate you from God’s love.

Glide On!

Tambika

Things to Think About This Week:

Here are some questions to think about as you learn about courage this week!

• Read Romans 8:38-39 in the Bible. Why can God’s love give you courage?

• What are some ideas for purposeful adventures in your neighborhood, at your school, or in your community?

• When have you been courageous?

• What can you do to overcome fear?

• What makes you feel brave?

• What does it look like to live with courage?

Things to Do This Week:

• POSTCARD CONTEST!! Send your friends encouraging postcards and report your favorites that you receive!!

• Play the BRAND NEW Game of the Week, Co-Op Cove!

Co-Op Cove

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

Purposeful Adventures

Prayer for Protection

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

Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

• Join us in the Academy for Prayer Time with Penelope–Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm EST / 11am CST!

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Jokes and Games! 

• 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 #113

October 15, 2022

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

Wow, you’re so bright!

Both Forest and Zane are our newest Ambassadors inside Lightglider Academy!! Lightglider Ambassadors are recognized for their incredible display of the Lightglider Goals to RESPECT, RESCUE, and RESTORE! When you see Forest and Zane this week, tell them CONGRATS and NICE WORK!

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!

Postcard Contest

As your friends send you postcards this week, you can click to "report" the postcard and tell us why you found it meaningful or inspiring. A winner will be picked and earn awesome prizes next week! Here’s an example from the last contest inside the Academy!

Glide On!

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Confidence

October 10, 2022

OCTOBER 10 - OCTOBER 16

Confidence

Hey Lightgliders! 

We’re talking about the Lightglider value of confidence this week. Confidence comes from a strong belief that you are known and loved. We can live with confidence because of how much God knows and loves us! How can we be so sure of this? Because of the cross! Remember redemption week? God sent Jesus to redeem us, to purchase back our lives. Do you realize what this means? It means that we never have to question our value, no matter what anyone says or thinks about us. We are known and greatly loved by the Creator of the universe!

Never forget how valuable you are. You always have a reason to be confident because of what Jesus did for you. Our confidence does not come from our abilities, our friends, or our moral performance. These things are not dependable. Our confidence comes from God's immeasurable love for us, which was showcased through Jesus at the cross! When we understand that our confidence can be anchored upon the unchanging rock of God's love, we will walk with the courage and boldness necessary to shine in dark places, to stand up for what is right, and to repent when we make mistakes. 

Glide On!

Santiago

Things to Think About

• Read Ephesians 3:10-12 in the Bible. What does our faith in Christ give us?

• How can a knowledge of God’s love affect our confidence?

• Where does your confidence come from?

• What is an example of a time when you stood up for what was right?

• What distracts you from resting in God’s love?

Things to Do This Week

• FIND CORRIGAN!! Keep an eye out for moderator Corrigan this week and confidently ask him for a special mystery code!

• Play the Game of the Week, Tinker Tech! Everyone on the leaderboard this Saturday will receive a surprise in their inventory!

Tinker Tech

• Watch the Spark and Prayer Videos

The Value of Confidence

Confidence in God’s Love

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

Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

Join us in the Academy for Prayer Time with Penelope–Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm EST / 11am CST!

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Jokes and Games! 

• 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 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 #112

October 8, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Chase Windy Champion and Holly Humble Marshmallow: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

Wow, you’re so bright!

Chase is such a wonderful friend to have in Lightgliders. He always prays for everyone and is very caring. Way to go, Chase! 

Holly made it to the top of the leaderboard last week in Maze Chase! Way to go, Holly!

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 Grassland

It’s Tambika, calling on you again to take on a new mission! We’re sending you into the Grasslands, a sprawling area that’s filled with blight and Machines. Keep your wits about you and be on the lookout for secret areas! And check out that cool speedboat in the water; who do you think brought that to the Grassland?

We’ve picked up several hidden areas with our sensors. Look for these around fences, grates, and doors and you might find a ton of treasures!

Glide On!

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Redemption

October 3, 2022

OCTOBER 3 - OCTOBER 9

REDEMPTION

 Hey Lightglider!

Continuing in The Far Greater Story, we have come to its climax, known as Redemption. To redeem something means to buy it back. Remember that God created everything and called it good. This is why there is dignity in everyone you meet. However, we have all rebelled against God’s standard of goodness. This is called sin. And, because of our sin, we are separated from God forever. Without this next part of the story, we are left without hope. 

But God, in His goodness, didn’t leave us hopeless! He sent His Son Jesus to redeem us. When Jesus died on the cross, He paid the penalty for our sin. He bought us back! He made a way for us to be restored to God and to live with Him forever! This is what it means to be redeemed. This is the heart of The Far Greater Story and the proof that God loves us.  

Glide On!

Tova


Things to Think About This Week:

Take some time this week to think about God’s great love for us through His redemption! Here are some questions to get you started.

• Read Ephesians 1:6-8 in the Bible. 

• What is God rich in?

• How did God purchase our freedom?

• How can we be redeemed by God?

• What is redemption?

• How do you show people you care?

• How can being redeemed give you confidence?

Things to Do This Week:

• Check out the BRAND NEW areas throughout the Academy! There’s a new prayer area, you can race around the track, and even play on the basketball court!

• Play the Game of the Week, Maze Chase!

• Watch this week’s Spark and Prayer Videos

Redemption

Thankful for Redemption

• Use this week’s Mystery Code - REDEEM - for a surprise in your inventory!

Lightglider Academy Events This Week:

Join us in the Academy for Prayer Time with Penelope–Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm EST / 11am CST!

• Monday: Join moderators in Mission Control at 5pm EST / 4pm CST for Jokes and Games! 

• 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 some Costume Fun 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 #111

October 1, 2022

It's time to spotlight some Lightgliders who have been shining brightly in the Academy.  Congratulations, Corrigan Hickory Sage and Iris Courageous Thinker: You are in the Spotlight and will receive a Shining Spotlight Glider and RES Head to use this week!

SHINY!

Corrigan Hickory Sage is shining bright in the spotlight this week as a big THANK YOU for all he does to put on AMAZING parties inside the Academy every month! When you see him around the Academy this week, be sure to say thanks, and maybe even wear your Fall Festival outfits in his honor!

Iris Courageous Thinker made it to the top of the leaderboard last week in Wall Ball! Way to go, Iris!

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!

River Journey

Tambika here, with another mission for you! This time you’ll be clearing the blight and rescuing the Gliddles near the River. After your success in the Waterfall area, I’m sure you’ll do great!

Be on the lookout for more secrets here! Anything that’s out of place might hide treasures and Gliddles! 

We also try to send supply drops to tricky areas. Look for areas marked with a glowing door--you’ll find supplies to help you recharge and get back into the action! Glide on!

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