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!
My 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
My 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!
Leo 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.
Answer to the activity:
Prayer 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.
Praise the Lord, my soul;
all my inmost being, praise his holy name.
2 Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—
3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
4 who redeems your life from the pit
and crowns you with love and compassion,
5 who satisfies your desires with good things
so that your youth isrenewed like the eagle’s.
Here are pictures to color and pictures to print:
Thanksgiving Then Thanksgiving Now Thanksgiving Bible Times
Pictures to color: Thanksgiving para colorear