Yesterday, I learned that my niece was recently inspired to do some writing for God during the VBS program she attended last month. Her church is doing mission work at an orphanage in Cambodia, and she began writing Bible stories for the children because she learned that the orphanage does not have Bibles. Without telling anyone, she wrote the stories and turned them in, full of faith that they would reach the children she wrote them for. Her efforts are featured on a blog written by one of the pastors at her church.
|Courtesy of Omar C. Garcia|
You can read the post about my niece’s stories here. [FYI for my Catholic readers: My youngest brother and his family attend a Baptist church].
I wanted to share her efforts with you because I found her gesture inspirational. Children really do know how to listen when God asks them to do something for others, and this is a perfect example. My own daughter also found her cousin’s work inspiring; she is now writing bible stories for the children at the Cambodian orphanage, because she feels that one copy is not enough for all of the children. Judging by the comments on the blog post, God is working through my niece to encourage others to listen when he calls them to do his work.
So far, my daughter has written the stories of Daniel and Jonah (my niece wrote these also).
You can learn more about how your children can participate in Catholic Missionary work at the website of the Missionary Childhood Association.
I have linked this post at Equipping Catholic Families with Monica’s Extraordinary Ideas for Ordinary Time Link up. Go see the other great ideas for forming your children’s faith during Ordinary Time.
I have also linked up at Crafolic’s Tea with Saint Anne Link up, which is for posts helpful to Catholic families.
Karri at My Life’s a Treasure hosts a weekly My Favorite Things Link up, and I am linking there. I hope you will go see other bloggers’ favorite posts this week.