One of the most amazing missions stories I’ve ever read is about George Müller, the man who provided home and refuge to more than 10,000 orphan children during his lifetime. If you have not read his story, do get a copy of his biography. You can finf information on-line, at Wikipedia for example. There are also videos on YouTube.
What is so remarkable is that he never asked anybody for help, except his Heavenly Father. We think it is remarkable, but that should be the most natural thing. God called him to set up these orphanages, so why should he go to other sources?
God used his servants to provide for Geroge Müller. One time a milk cart broke outside of the orphanage, a morning when there was nothing for breakfast. That same morning the baker had been awoken early to bake bread. I’ve written a story about it.
I’ve open a new page, called Mission Stories. I have a passion for missions and want children to catch the vision. God called me to mission service at age 10, so I am very hopeful about what God will do for the new generation.
Like I pray for my grandchildren, I pay for all our children, that they be champions in God’s Kingdom. We need modern-day Daniels and Esthers.
Welcome to read the story and share it with your children: MISSION STORIES
I wish you God’s richest blessings!
The Woman Who Fears the Lord
An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.
She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.
Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
“Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.
Proverbs 31:10-31 ESV
To honor Mothers we have made instructions for a fun and easy to make card.
File to print: Mom card
Print card on letter-size paper. Fold the card.
Cut excess white on each side, to have clean half circles.
Next, fold card in three, so that the half circles meet to make the O.
Color and decorate the card.
Our suggestion is to make the circle a happy-faced sun.
Write a message for Mom.
For more interest, cut the top borders in waves and decorate as shown.
To all the Mothers we wish the very best:
Here is a fun and teachable activity for children. With the Easter Cross they can make a “secret square” that tells the story of Jesus. For those who like to draw their own pictures, there is an empty cross.
Easter Cross in color: Easter Cross Color
Easter Cross to color: Easter Cross BW
Easter Cross to draw: Easter Cross blank
Easter Cross instructions: Easter cross instructions (text on pictures in Spanish)
Here are some more activities.
Tomb with the stone: Jesus Lives Thomb Activity
The children will love the stone to open and close the tomb.
Tomb and verse to color: Jesus Lives to Color
2 pictures. If you want a smaller size, choose the option of printing two per page.
Word Puzzle: Jesus Lives Puzzle
May God’s blessings overflow in your life this Easter Season!
Remembering my story-teller daughter. She was born 47 years ago and God let me have her for 31 of those years. Eva-Marie would have loved to work with me on the stories I publish here.
Honoring her memory, here are two new stories:
In Any-Time Stories: The boy who knew how to wait
In Stories for Children: Bruce and the Sad Young Man
Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
Whatever is needed for protection, we can trust our Heavenly Father. Read the story of The Miracle Wall. It as a wall of snow for a Russian family in times of Napoleon.
Go to Any Time Stories.
Another story is about a little rose that didn’t like the thread, the nails and the wall that were set up for her protection. The Little Rose that Wanted to be Free discovered too late the high price she had to pay for her freedom.
God bless you and the children who enjoy the stories!
It’s been a while since I’ve been posting anything on this blog. My life has been very busy with a big move. I am now situated about a 15-minute drive from my daughter and her family. I still have a lot of work to do getting everything organized but I have taken up writing my Spanish stories. My friend Nancy Crowson translates them to English for me. I will try to get on track providing them here.
Today I have uploaded the story about David and Jonathan and their Friendship Covenant. You will find it under STORIES FOR CHILDREN.
I have made Flash-Cards and a Power Point as helps for telling the Bible story.
May God bless your life and those around you!
Kerstin (Auntie Margaret)