Spring is not only in the air but also in my heart. I decided that yesterday would be the date to remember as the start of a new page in my life. I have 2 definite 25-year periods of active work.
- The first 25 years I was a missionary in Peru and Bolivia. I worked with children and published curriculum and a Take-Home-Paper called La Perlita.
- The second 25 years I worked with the Assemblies of God in the USA producing curriculum and helping with translations, editing and proofreading of books.
- The third 25 years is starting now. I will be working full force in publishing curriculum on the Internet, offering it to as many languages as possible. And the La Perlita is coming out every week with a new story, in Spanish and in English.
I traveled home yesterday. I felt like butterfly in spring-time. How can I know how a butterfly feels? I don’t! I just pictured myself like one. Now I have to make plans to use my time wisely.
Let me show you some pictures of the church service we had with my grandchildren on Sunday.
We started with a Puppet Show, taken from the lessons that I have been translating. Sarah (4) and Brianna (8) colored their puppets. Brianna gave them new names: Billy, Silly & Jilly. Silly is lonesome, with no Mom and Dad, but Billy comes to his rescue and offers to be his dad and protect him. Jilly thinks that is awesome. The girls played out the scenes. The big brother was not interested.
A not very interested boy, but he helped by leading the prayer.
Sorry for a blurry picture, but it shows the setting. The girl in the back (Lana) is working the CD-player.
Brianna used her newly acquired baton to lead the songs.
This is the time of the Bible reading.
With interruptions and little “fights” over who was going to do what, and the cat scratching Lana, we got to my part—the story of an orphan boy who found a home. Soon I will share this story with my readers. And I need your help. I want to adapt this story to different cultures, so I will need lots of input.
Yesterday I read from Psalm 50 that whoever offers praise glorifies God. I offered him praise by writing a thank-you list from the last 25 years. The 100 points I wrote down didn’t even begin to include everything God has done for me, but it was a start. Why don’t you make a list? And make this affirmation: