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.
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.
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!
The great Bible translator
“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.