Children’s Love and Compassion

As we are in the Season of remembering the price our Savior paid for our redemption, I have three new stories that I hope will be an encouragement for children. My great-niece is only four years old but she has a tender heart and loves and prays for the children suffering in Syria and Iraq. Here she is showing off the bracelets she has made to raise money for those children. I was so inspired by her that I wrote a story, The compassion of Alida. Find it under STORIES FOR CHILDREN, together with two other stories of love and compassion.

As Jesus our Savior admonishes, let us be merciful, just as our Father is merciful (See Luke 6:36). May you have a blessed Easter!

AlidaMy precious Swedish great-niece Alida

 

 

 

 

Watching Our Tempers

“The tongue is mightier than the sword.”

The sword can only wound on the outside, but with our tongue we damage on the inside. That was a lesson a father wanted to teach his son, a boy who had a very bad temper. With God’s help the boy learned.

Prov 2123

Welcome to read the story: Elmer and the Exploding Temper on the page Stories for Children. Read and pass on the information to your friends. Tell your Children’s Pastor at Church about this page!

Blessings to you and yours!

 

 

Celebrating God’s Miracles

LOGO 2015 english v2This year I’m celebrating 50 years since I was appointed missionary to Peru. Eight years earlier, as a ten-year-old, God had placed a call on my life to tell children about Him. That’s what I’ve been doing ever since!

I will be writing about some of the miracles on my personal blog, at http://kelund.wordpress.com. If you subscribe to that blog you can follow along all year.

Today I have published a story about a miracle God did in multiplying the soup I cooked. I was 15 at the time and we were living in Tarma, Peru. I grew up in Chile and Peru where my parents were missionaries.

Here is a picture of the family that received the Miracle Soup! Read the story on the page: STORIES FOR CHILDREN.

Martinez FamiilyI wish you God’s blessings and miracles. He is the same yesterday and today and forever. His arm is never too short to help us. Need a miracle? Trust the Lord!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

May Jesus, GOD WITH US, fill your heart to overflowing with his love and grace. Under Stories for Children you can find a story about a boy in Peru who discovered the Best Gift. It could be a boy from any country, but I chose Peru since that is where I grew up. I got married in Peru and I gave birth to my two daughters there. The illustrator for our stories is a fine young lady from Peru–Cristina Alvarez. Peru has a special place in my heart!

Have you seen the PowerPoints about the Christmas Story? The illustrations were done by Absalom-Leon Sixco from Costa Rica. He is originally from El Salvador. How fitting that a man from El Salvador [The Savior] should illustrate the story of the Savior! Find the PPTs under Christmas.

I am spending Christmas with my grandkids, my inspiration!

May we all worship Jesus, King of Kings and Lord of Lords!

John 3_16

 

 

 

The Dress of Kindness

As God’s chosen people… clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness,
humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 NIV

My granddaughters used to love to dress up as princesses. What little girls don’t? Inspired by them and an act of kindness performed by one of the girls and my grandson I wrote a story that I hope will inspire children to put on the dress of kindness.

My youngest granddaughter, Sarah, wondered why she wasn’t in the story. But she got busy coloring the pictures and we made puppets. Then she acted out the story. That way she also felt a part of it.

Find the story under Stories for Children.

Coloring puppets

 

A Prayer Chain for Leo

dialisis colorLeo was a very sick boy. He had to have dialysis treatments several times a a week and his condition was so bad he could any minute die of a heart attack. Leo was put on a prayer chain. As it turned out, thousand of people were praying for him. God answered prayer and Leo was healed.

This is a beautiful Thanksgiving story to read to your children and grandchildren. It’s also perfect to use in your Children’s Ministry. Find it under Stories for Children.

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Prayer ChainPrayer chain for your classroom. Cut strips of paper long enough to fold over and make a chain link. First write the children’s prayer requests on each strip of paper. Then start a chain of the requests, linking them together. Every week you can add to the chain, as new needs are mentioned. Continue to pray each week for each request. When you have answers, put them in chains and form another chain. Hang the chains in a visible place. If you share the room with others, store them in a box and take them out for each class period. After a time (3 to 6 months) start a new chain, or do something different to encourage prayer. Emphasize the need to thank God for answered prayers.