2016 a Year of Fragrance

 

fragrance copyright“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumphal procession in Christ and through us spreads everywhere the fragrance of the knowledge of him. For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life.”
(2 Corinthians 2:14-16)

I have chosen this word as the theme for this year. I want to spread the aroma of Christ, the fragrance of heaven, to those around me. There are so many stenches in this world; there is so much ugliness, so much hurt and pain. People need something beautiful; something that will fill them with wonder. What better thing than the aroma of Christ? Oh, that in 2016 we may spread the fragrance of our Lord!

You can follow along on my personal blog as I will write themes pertaining this and two other words: VITALITY and RESTORATION.

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I have uploaded two new stories.

Maritza and the Man on the Phone at the Any-Time Stories page.

A girl makes a random-number phone call that saves two lives.

The Birthday Doll at Stories for children.

Camila gives her beloved birthday doll to be sent to a little girl devastated by an earthquake.

May this be a good year for you and the children who receive the stories. I have many more waiting for lay-out and publishing.

Shalom and blessings!

 

Celebrating 300 Stories

Thanksgiving week has been my celebration of gratitude to God for the stories that have traveled around the world making boys and girls happy. When I started putting my stories on-line six years ago I could never imagine how far they would reach.

Mildred and Abraham enjoy the stories at bed-time because their mothers reads the stories to them. Here they are enjoying the celebration!

300 Perlitas MexicoMy granddaughter Sarah celebrated by writing a story. She made me so happy when she said, “I love the way you talk about God and Jesus in every story.” And that’s what she wanted to do when she wrote her story. You can read about my celebration in my personal blog: kelund.wordpress.com

300 Perlitas celeb 3My contribution to the celebration was a story with the testimony of how God called me to work with children at age ten. The stories we celebrated were in Spanish, but the amazing thing is how we’re coming right along with the English. You can now read my testimony under STORIES FOR CHILDREN. It’s been close to 60 years since I answered “yes” to the call, and I’ve been working with children ever since.

I saw palm trees in the vision when God called me. I waited for 30 years to see those palm trees; but the vision came true. God’s timing is not the same as ours; but we can trust Him fully.

Here, in our English page, we are climbing our way up to 100 stories. One story at a time and we will get there.

As I am standing with my Spanish binder with 300 stories, one day I’ll stand with an English binder. Thanks for following me on this journey. May many children be blessed!

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Launching Bed-Time Stories

Who doesn’t like a good bed-time story? My grandchildren love them! More… One more… they will ask. Children all around Latin America have been getting my stories over the internet for six years. This month I celebrate #300!

300 perlitas ENGLittle by little the stories are taking shape in English. I have to give credit where credit is due. My dear friend Nancy puts them into English. I send her a google-translated copy of my Spanish stories and she gives them the English version. She will put her own little twist to them!

I haven’t posted the regular stories for some time because of time restraint. To complete a story with coloring page, activity and poster takes time. I had helpers for a while but they moved on. This evening I posted a new story. Check it out under STORIES FOR CHILDREN. Then a light-bulb turned on! Why not publish just a story, without the activities?  Why not do them as bed-times stories? That way I could provide more stories!

I have many stories in my “to-do” file. So there will be many bed-time stories to come. I hope you will enjoy them… thanks to Nancy and yours truly.

Nancy CrowsonThe story pictured here is coming… with more than just the story.

The Father of Modern Missions

I have not forgotten you, dear friends who come to this page. I have been working hard on another story that involves India. Since I wrote about the Missionary Thomas God has put India on my heart. I hope to some day personally go there and bring them my teaching materials. But first I have to finish my projects in Spanish. I am covering the entire Bible with stories to download for free. I still have 80 some lessons to finish, which I hope to have done in two years. Then I will devote my time to English.

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I used to have some help to get the stories done in English but I don’t have that help at present, that’s the reason I don’t publish many stories here. Spanish is my priority. Pray with me that I will find someone to work with me on the English stories.

But I am happy to announce that you can now download 6 story-papers about William Carey. There will also be a PowerPoint and pictures that you might want to use to tell the story.

Go to the page WILLIAM CAREY. God bless you in your work with children!

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A Missionary to India

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,
and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria,
and to the end of the earth.”  Acts 1:8

Jesus promise was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost. From that day on the gospel message has spread to the ends of the earth. But there are still many people who have not heard the Good News.

One of the first missionaries, along with Peter, Paul and the other apostles was Thomas. We read about his missionary endeavors not in the Bible but in history books. Thomas went as a missionary to India.

Find the story about Thomas the missionary under Stories for Children.

Thomas the MIssionary