How excited do your kids get about their birthdays? Of all the events of a given year, I’d venture a guess that for your children, and most children, their birthdays are at the top of the list for excitement. And well it should be. It’s the anniversary of their birth, a cause for celebration.
Imagine a child who doesn’t know when that special day is. Soon we’ll be posting fresh new Speakables (our writing activities for children) and as always, included will be the “Child of Courage” category. Our source for this Speakable so far has been the monthly child who is spotlighted at the VOM Kids of Courage site. Since I didn’t get to do it this month, I thought I’d link to a recent article about a little fellow in Sudan who “thinks” he is five years old. Imagine that: He thinks he’s five but can’t be sure. When you read this article (I hope to your children) you’ll see why. I hope reading this article as a family will help the youngsters in your home appreciate better what their lives are like, but more than that, it would be so good for their character growth if reading about John will stir up feelings of compassion and a desire to pray for this little boy and others like him. I sure do hope this is so. And as it says at the end of the article, pray with your kids that those who fight against peace in southern Sudan will come to know the Prince of Peace.
Check in later in August or early September for a fresh new writing project about another child or children of courage in the face of persecution.
For His Glory,