Through the gift of some special funding, the Lutheran Hour Ministries center in Thailand—known locally as Journey Into Light (JIL)—did a project to help school children in Guiburi District, Prachuap Khiri Khan Province. With the title of “Bright Teeth and Happy Feet,” the project addressed a need the JIL director and staff discovered during the …
“My two youngest brothers learned to read memorizing the story of Red Boots for Christmas,” Nelson said. “I’m convinced that the program moved me away from all the bad things and risks on the streets. But most importantly, it led me to approach the Bible, faith, and prayer.”
In one room, children crafted paper angels; in another they decorated cookies. A large cat was waiting for them in a third room where she led them in songs about cats. Women dressed in traditional Russian attire played music for the children in the fourth room.
De Franco said, “Everyone in the mission team (including me) and the local volunteers had tears in our eyes because we were so impressed by the children singing and declaring that ‘they are soldiers of God!’ We can be sure that these children never forget that!”
Arirat loves to pray with her father, who recently became a Christian. She also looks forward to church on Sundays – to read the Bible. Like other kids in her Sunday school class, Arirat’s family cannot afford to buy her a Bible. Her only opportunity to read God’s Word is at church.
Nearly two years have passed since Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, and windy nights are still cause for panic there, especially for the children who have become orphans in the destruction. Some stay at the church, while others have found refuge with relatives, neighbors, and families who lost their own children. The rebuilding process has been …
Jesus’s tomb contained a new life within it, sealed off from the world until the right moment arrived. He rose from the grave that had sheltered him and left it empty like the egg in the picture, giving us hope of a new beginning in eternity with Him.