Category Archives: Missions

God’s Wonderful Plans

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

The previous story was about Amy Carmichael, the girl who prayed for blue eyes. The answer to her prayer was “no.” Today’s story shows why. God had plans for that Irish girl, plans that included more than 50 years in India rescuing children from the clutches of idolatry, leading them to a beautiful life with Christ. Over the years Amy was Amma (mom in Tamil) for close to a thousand girls and boys.

God has wonderful plans for each of his children. Unfortunately, many do not seek these plans because they want to do their own will; but there is nothing better than following God’s ways.

To Jeremiah the Lord said: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations” (1: 5).

From the time of his birth, God watched over Moses, preparing him for the great mission of rescuing Israel from slavery. Have you followed the stories of The Great Escape? Joshua, who led the people in conquering the Promised Land, had years of preparation as Moses’ servant. The following stories are going to be about Conquering the Promised Land!

God had plans for Samuel, God’s answer to Hannah’s prayer. As a child, God spoke to him (see 1 Samuel 3). This child, who grew up in the temple, became a great prophet.

We have had the stories of Elijah and Elisha, men who followed God’s plans and saw wonderous miracles.

The greatest thing is God’s love and plans to save humanity. Nobody could stop him. Jesus came and gave his life as a ransom for many. We continue fulfilling God’s plans in proclaiming his holy gospel.

God had very special plans for Amy Carmichael. She gave her life for the children of India. They loved their Amma.

Find Part 2 of the story under MISSION STORIES.

Another story you find on this page is “Breakfast from Heaven” about George Muller. I received some pictures from my friend Karuna. They told the story to the children in the Maranatha Ministry and the children colored the flash-card pictures. The children don’t speak English so the story was translated for them.

What a good idea, to use the pictures in gray scale and color them!

Please pray for these precious children.

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“No” is also an Answer

What do you hope for when you pray? I’m sure you’re hoping for an answer. And as you pray and bring your needs before your heavenly Father, surely you hope to receive a positive response. If the result is not what you expected, you might think that your prayer has not been answered. But “no” is also an answer. That’s what today’s story teaches.

I am very grateful to the Lord that He arranged things so that before Absalom was promoted to his home in heaven he managed to draw the necessary pictures for one of my favorite stories. I had hoped to make a series about the life of Amy Carmichael, an extraordinary missionary who dedicated her life to saving children in India from being slaves to pagan gods. At least I have two stories. God said “no” when Amy as a child asked him for blue eyes, because she would need her brown eyes in her missionary work. That’s what the next story is about.

May I ask you to pray for India. Through Facebook I have come to know an Indian lady that has a ministry to widows and orphans and children in general. Her name is Karuna. She and her husband have the Maranatha Ministry. Through Messenger, using my cell phone, I’ve talked to some of the children and they have greeted me, singing and dancing. It was exciting!

Karuna has asked me to pray especially…
• for children who have little opportunity to receive schooling
• that many children will come to know Christ

Find the story about Amy under MISSION STORIES.

After these stories we will continue with Conquering the Promised Land.

George Müller, the Apostle of Faith

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

 

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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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.

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