Mozambique Miracle Baby

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "Mozambique Miracle Baby"

Transcription

1 Mozambique Miracle Baby Reading Level 8 Years It was a miracle in the Mozambique floods. Above the waters, Sophia Pedro, pregnant, clung to life for three days before giving birth on a tree branch as the filthy waters swirled below. The brave mother and her baby were saved by a helicopter crew. The rescue was filmed by a television cameraman and seen around the world. Sophia s life changed. She had never been to school. She had spent her life working on the farm. Now she was famous for her courage as a mother. When the Limpopo river overflowed Sophie took the children, Benito, two, and Celina, four, to a nearby tree. It was a tree like an Irish ash. They climbed into the branches. Their home and all their belongings were swept away. Sophie, 23, holding the baby, said - When the flood came I just thought of the children. I strapped Benito to my back like I do in the fields. I carried Celina, holding her above the water which was swirling around my chest. We were all terrified. We thought we would die. We had seen the bodies of our neighbours in the water. I prayed to be saved and yet I couldn t swim. With no time to think, we all clung to the lower branches of the three big trees nearby and climbed as high as we could. Page 1

2 We somehow found branches to rest in. We stayed there, waiting for help. As night fell, I became afraid for my children and for my baby. We were all so hungry. We had nothing to eat and nothing to drink but drops of rain. It was hot and damp and all the while the floods were rising. Salvador s mother never left me. We tried to comfort the children by singing and praying. If we slept we would fall and drown. We all worked to keep each other awake. After the first day Salvador s grandmother, in her 70s, slipped into the water and was drowned as the others looked helplessly on. We prayed for her soul and for each other, Sophia said. We are Christians. We sang every hymn we knew. At dawn on the third day, Sophia felt the familiar pain of contractions. I knew the baby was coming. I was frightened. I knew we could not get to a hospital and we could get no help. I did not know what would happen. Salvador s mother comforted us. I had given up hope. Then, I couldn t believe it. I heard a helicopter. Out of the heavens had come help. I didn t know what was happening, I thought they had come to rescue all of us but they only wanted to take the children. I didn t speak their language and couldn t tell them I was about to give birth. Page 2

3 The helicopter took the children to safety. They brought back a male nurse. He was let down into the tree just in time to cut the newborn s umbilical cord. Then they pulled Sophia and baby to safety. The TV man filmed the scene. They were worried that the wind from the helicopter would blow the trees away. I knew this was something that I might never see again, he says now. Sophia and her baby were checked up in hospital. Rositha weighed about 5lb. They then joined the other family survivors at the Wenela refugee camp in Chibuto. Page 3

4 Mozambique Miracle Baby It was a miracle amid the misery of Mozambique s floods. Above the rising waters, heavily pregnant Sophia Pedro clung to life for three days before giving birth on a tree branch as the filthy flood torrents swirled below. The brave mother and her newborn were then plucked to safety by a helicopter crew in a scene captured by a television cameraman and beamed around the world. It transformed Sophia, who has no formal education and has spent her life hoeing vegetables on a tiny farmstead, into an international icon of courage and motherhood. Newly reunited with her husband Salvador, who only learnt of his wife s ordeal weeks later, Sophia revealed her fears and helplessness at the pain of the contractions, her struggle through the process of giving birth and her awe at experiencing a human miracle which moved millions around the world. The drama began when Sophia carried her children Benito, two, and her four-year-old daughter, Celina, to the branches of a nearby mafura tree, similar to an Irish ash, to escape the overflowing Limpopo river that swept away their home and possessions in a remote area of the country. Speaking through an interpreter Sophia, 23, with baby Rositha in her arms, told the Irish Examiner: When the flood came all I could think of was saving my children. I picked up Benito and strapped him to my back, as I do when I m working in the fields. My daughter I just carried in my arms, holding her above the water swirling around my chest. Page 4 Reading Level 11 Years

5 We were all so frightened. Surely we were going to die. We had seen the bodies of our neighbours in the water. I prayed to God to save us and yet it would be impossible for me to swim. With no time for any discussion, all of us clung to the lower branches of the three big trees nearby and scrambled as high as we could. We somehow found branches to rest in and stayed there, waiting for help. As night fell, I became terrified for my children s lives and for my baby. We were all so hungry. There was nothing for us to eat and nothing to drink but drops of rain. It was humid and steamy and all the while the floods were getting higher and higher. Salvador s mother never left my side as we tried to comfort the children by singing and praying. If we slept we would fall, maybe drown, so the family. worked to keep each other awake. After the first 24 hours, Salvador s grandmother, in her 70s, slipped into the water and was washed away as the others looked helplessly on. We prayed for her soul and for each other, Sophia continued. We are Christians and we sang every hymn we knew. As dawn broke on the third day, Sophia felt the familiar pain of contractions. I knew the baby was coming and I was terrified. I knew we could not get to a hospital and there was no way we Page 5

6 could get help. I did not know what would happen. Salvador s mother comforted me and the children. I had given up hope and then, unbelievably, come the sound of a helicopter. Out of the heavens had come help. I felt confusion because I didn t know what was happening, I thought they had come to rescue all of us but they only wanted to take the children. I didn t speak their language and couldn t tell them I was about to give birth. They flew away with my children and my relief turned to despair. There I was, still on the tree, about to give birth. I consoled myself that at least my son and daughter would survive this. The birth was over quite quickly. It is a painful experience anyway and in the tree it was dreadful. There was blood everywhere; a terrible mess. But nothing can take away from the joy of seeing a new life enter the world. Salvador s mother, also named Rositha, recalls the moment equally vividly. I held her, with nothing to wrap her in but the clothes I was wearing, all of us covered in perspiration, rain and blood. Emergency crews from the world s aid agencies were giving priority to children but, as the South African helicopter winched a man down to save Benito and Celina, he had realised the young mother was in labour and needed urgent help. Page 6

7 The helicopter took the children to relief workers half an hour away and collected a male nurse, who was flown to the scene and lowered into the tree just in time to cut the newborn s umbilical cord. A few minutes later Sophia and baby were winched away to safety. The TV cameraman captured the scene despite the fear of his own helicopter causing a down-draught which threatened the stability of the trees. I knew I was witnessing a moment of humanity that I might never see again, he says now. Sophia and her baby were briefly treated in hospital. Rositha was weighed at about 5lb. They then joined the other family survivors at the Wenela refugee camp in Chibuto. Page 7

8 Mozambique Miracle Baby Reading Level 13 Years It was a miracle amid the misery of Mozambique s floods. Above the rising waters, heavily pregnant Sophia Pedro clung to life for three days before giving birth on a tree branch as the filthy flood torrents swirled below. The brave mother and her newborn were then plucked to safety by a helicopter crew in a scene captured by a television cameraman and beamed around the world. It transformed Sophia, who has no formal education and has spent her life hoeing vegetables on a tiny farmstead, into an international icon of courage and motherhood. Newly reunited with her husband Salvador, who only learnt of his wife s ordeal weeks later, Sophia revealed her fears and helplessness at the pain of the contractions, her struggle through the process of giving birth and her awe at experiencing a human miracle which moved millions around the world. The drama began when Sophia carried her children Benito, two, and her four-year-old daughter, Celina, to the branches of a nearby mafura tree, similar to an Irish ash, to escape the overflowing Limpopo river that swept away their home and possessions in a remote area of the country. Speaking through an interpreter Sophia, 23, with baby Rositha in her arms, told the Irish Examiner: When the flood came all I could think of was saving my children. I picked up Benito and strapped him to my back, as I do when I m working in the fields. My daughter I just carried in my arms, holding her above the water swirling around my chest. Page 8

9 We were all so frightened. Surely we were going to die. We had seen the bodies of our neighbours in the water. I prayed to God to save us and yet it would be impossible for me to swim. With no time for any discussion, all of us clung to the lower branches of the three big trees nearby and scrambled as high as we could. We somehow found branches to rest in and stayed there, waiting for help. As night fell, I became terrified for my children s lives and for my baby. We were all so hungry. There was nothing for us to eat and nothing to drink but drops of rain. It was humid and steamy and all the while the floods were getting higher and higher. Salvador s mother never left my side as we tried to comfort the children by singing and praying. If we slept we would fall, maybe drown, so the family. worked to keep each other awake. After the first 24 hours, Salvador s grandmother, in her 70s, slipped into the water and was washed away as the others looked helplessly on. We prayed for her soul and for each other, Sophia continued. We are Christians and we sang every hymn we knew. As dawn broke on the third day, Sophia felt the familiar pain of contractions. I knew the baby was coming and I was terrified. I knew we could not get to a hospital and there was no way we Page 9

10 could get help. I did not know what would happen. Salvador s mother comforted me and the children. I had given up hope and then, unbelievably, come the sound of a helicopter. Out of the heavens had come help. I felt confusion because I didn t know what was happening, I thought they had come to rescue all of us but they only wanted to take the children. I didn t speak their language and couldn t tell them I was about to give birth. They flew away with my children and my relief turned to despair. There I was, still on the tree, about to give birth. I consoled myself that at least my son and daughter would survive this. The birth was over quite quickly. It is a painful experience anyway and in the tree it was dreadful. There was blood everywhere; a terrible mess. But nothing can take away from the joy of seeing a new life enter the world. Salvador s mother, also named Rositha, recalls the moment equally vividly. I held her, with nothing to wrap her in but the clothes I was wearing, all of us covered in perspiration, rain and blood. Emergency crews from the world s aid agencies were giving priority to children but, as the South African helicopter winched a man down to save Benito and Celina, he had realised the young mother was in labour and needed urgent help. Page 10

11 The helicopter took the children to relief workers half an hour away and collected a male nurse, who was flown to the scene and lowered into the tree just in time to cut the newborn s umbilical cord. A few minutes later Sophia and baby were winched away to safety. The TV cameraman captured the scene despite the fear of his own helicopter causing a down-draught which threatened the stability of the trees. I knew I was witnessing a moment of humanity that I might never see again, he says now. Sophia and her baby were briefly treated in hospital. Rositha was weighed at about 5lb. They then joined the other family survivors at the Wenela refugee camp in Chibuto. Page 11

12 Mozambique Miracle Baby Worksheet 1. Pretend you are a reporter from R.T.E. and you have gone to Africa for a story. One of your group may pretend to be the helicopter pilot. Decide together what questions you will ask and what the pilot s answers will be. Then conduct an interview with the pilot for the Six O clock News 2, On the map of the world look for Mozambique. Then look for Ireland. Which country is biggest? Name the country that is nearest to Ireland. Name one of the countries that is beside Mozambique. 3. Look up the meaning of the following words: humid survive Make sentences using these words. Page 12

Love thy neighbour. every

Love thy neighbour. every Love thy neighbour every Presentation notes These notes will help you share the stories of Morsheda and Feroza with your congregations, groups or classes this Christian Aid Week. Please adapt the script

More information

LINA AND HER NURSE. SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNI0 N, 200 MULBERRY-STREET, N. Y.

LINA AND HER NURSE. SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNI0 N, 200 MULBERRY-STREET, N. Y. LINA AND HER NURSE. SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNI0 N, 200 MULBERRY-STREET, N. Y. LINA AND HER NURSE. SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION, 200 MULBERRY-STREET, NEW YORK. LINA AND HER NURSE. L INA lived away in that land of the East

More information

IN A SMALL PART OF THE CITY WEST OF

IN A SMALL PART OF THE CITY WEST OF p T h e L a s t L e a f IN A SMALL PART OF THE CITY WEST OF Washington Square, the streets have gone wild. They turn in different directions. They are broken into small pieces called places. One street

More information

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad. Grade Band MS Reading Level 3.4

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad. Grade Band MS Reading Level 3.4 Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad Grade Band MS Reading Level 3.4 Adapted Book Usage These adapted resources are provided by the ACCESS Project at the University of Delaware s Center

More information

FLOOD VICTIMS REPORT- MUONA, MALAWI JANUARY Prepared by William Allan

FLOOD VICTIMS REPORT- MUONA, MALAWI JANUARY Prepared by William Allan FLOOD VICTIMS REPORT- MUONA, MALAWI JANUARY 2015 Prepared by William Allan Muona, Malawi has experienced one of the deadliest floods since time in memorial. Malawi is currently experiencing floods particularly

More information

ISI Debtor Testimonials. April 2015 ISI. Tackling problem debt together

ISI Debtor Testimonials. April 2015 ISI. Tackling problem debt together ISI Debtor Testimonials April 2015 ISI Tackling problem debt together The following are the words of debtors who have availed of the ISI s debt solutions and are real cases. They have reviewed and agreed

More information

Grief Is Like Your Shadow

Grief Is Like Your Shadow Grief Is Like Your Shadow Back in June of 1995 is when grief and I locked horns. I remember it well. It came on me suddenly, with little warning and then draped over me like a black cloak on a man I no

More information

Sample Process Recording - First Year MSW Student

Sample Process Recording - First Year MSW Student Sample Process Recording - First Year MSW Student Agency: Surgical Floor, City Hospital Client System: Harold Harper, age 68, retired widower Date: November 18, 20xx Presenting Issues: Cardiologist observed

More information

My name is Ana Maria Alvarez

My name is Ana Maria Alvarez I had come to the United States dreaming of finding my mother but I ended up discovering so much more about myself. My name is Ana Maria Alvarez and I am 20 years old. I am from Guatemala I came to Mary

More information

Completing the COE & OSY Profile. Test Your Knowledge. Case 1

Completing the COE & OSY Profile. Test Your Knowledge. Case 1 Case 1 I am Pedro Lopez. My birthday is February 16, 1996. I live with the crew at an Organic Farm. I think it s called Harry s. I came on March 4 to pick tomatoes. Before coming here, I was in Valdosta,

More information

Fish for Breakfast Meditation on John 21: 1-14

Fish for Breakfast Meditation on John 21: 1-14 Fish for Breakfast Meditation on John 21: 1-14 Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples 1 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way.

More information

The Parting of the Red Sea

The Parting of the Red Sea The Parting of the Red Sea Exodus 14 Items Needed! Bible with marked scripture! Crayons/Markers/Pencils! Large throw or blanket! Copies of coloring sheet! Copies of take home overview The Parting of the

More information

MOSES Study Guide How Did the Israelites Come to Be in Egypt?

MOSES Study Guide How Did the Israelites Come to Be in Egypt? How Did the Israelites Come to Be in Egypt? Many generations before Moses was born, there was an Israelite living in Egypt, named Joseph. Joseph was born in Israel. He was the grandson of Abraham and the

More information

KuBus 67: The Sudden Descent What it Means to be Unemployed

KuBus 67: The Sudden Descent What it Means to be Unemployed KuBus 67: The Sudden Descent What it Means to be Unemployed Author: Per Schnell 00 00 BA 00 01 Euskirchen, a small town in North-Rhine Westphalia. Bernd Brück, a 43 yr. old father of two, on his way to

More information

THEME: We need to completely trust in Jesus.

THEME: We need to completely trust in Jesus. Devotion NT238 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus Walks on Water THEME: We need to completely trust in Jesus. SCRIPTURE: Mark 6:45-52 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time for Kids!

More information

Reading of testimonies, in support of the survivors

Reading of testimonies, in support of the survivors 20 th anniversary of the Rwanda genocide Reading of testimonies, in support of the survivors Uyisenga (34 years old). Taken in 2008 I do not cry for justice because it is beyond my reach, the horrors of

More information

Being Present Luke 1:39-55. Presbyterian pastor Mark Labberton tells the story of one his members

Being Present Luke 1:39-55. Presbyterian pastor Mark Labberton tells the story of one his members 1 Being Present Luke 1:39-55 Presbyterian pastor Mark Labberton tells the story of one his members named Doris. 1 A very active woman with silver-blond hair, Doris was in her eighties. Every Friday morning

More information

The Story of Sarah. The basket for The Story of Sarah is on one of the Old Testament shelves. Words. Watch. Watch where I go.

The Story of Sarah. The basket for The Story of Sarah is on one of the Old Testament shelves. Words. Watch. Watch where I go. The Story of Sarah Background Focus: the mother of the Great Family (Genesis 12-23) The Great Family has become as many as the stars in the sky and the grains of sand in the desert. But there is still

More information

Noémie, a 7-year-old-girl, and her mom have just reached the main entrance of this

Noémie, a 7-year-old-girl, and her mom have just reached the main entrance of this Tomorrow's Hospital Curing Etienne s Leukemia Noémie, a 7-year-old-girl, and her mom have just reached the main entrance of this brand-new hospital for Regenerative Medicine. Etienne, a 10-year-old-boy,

More information

Pastor Spotlight Martha Fisher, CBC Women s Pastor

Pastor Spotlight Martha Fisher, CBC Women s Pastor Pastor Spotlight Martha Fisher, CBC Women s Pastor Inspiration Martha Fisher, Women s Pastor at Community Bible Church, leads with a passion to reach, teach and help the women of our community for Jesus.

More information

Living with dying Patients and carers experiences of living with lung cancer. Dr Donna Fitzsimons, Lesley Rutherford & Jill McAuley

Living with dying Patients and carers experiences of living with lung cancer. Dr Donna Fitzsimons, Lesley Rutherford & Jill McAuley Living with dying Patients and carers experiences of living with lung cancer Dr Donna Fitzsimons, Lesley Rutherford & Jill McAuley Study Aims To explore the experiences of patients living with lung cancer.

More information

Activity worksheets LEVEL 2

Activity worksheets LEVEL 2 While reading Chapter 1 1 Put the underlined letters in the right place to make a word. a The men and the camels were going on a long rjeuyon..... b yeyodebrv.... listened to Yazid s uncle because he was

More information

What are you. worried about? Looking Deeper

What are you. worried about? Looking Deeper What are you worried about? Looking Deeper Looking Deeper What are you worried about? Some of us lie awake at night worrying about family members, health, finances or a thousand other things. Worry can

More information

My name is Jonathan Harker. I am a lawyer and I live in

My name is Jonathan Harker. I am a lawyer and I live in 1 The Road to Castle Dracula My name is Jonathan Harker. I am a lawyer and I live in London. About seven years ago, some strange and terrible things happened to me. Many of my dear friends were in danger

More information

Ididn t think I was an alcoholic. I thought my

Ididn t think I was an alcoholic. I thought my (2) FEAR OF FEAR This lady was cautious. She decided she wouldn t let herself go in her drinking. And she would never, never take that morning drink! Ididn t think I was an alcoholic. I thought my problem

More information

Fry Instant Word List

Fry Instant Word List First 100 Instant Words the had out than of by many first and words then water a but them been to not these called in what so who is all some oil you were her sit that we would now it when make find he

More information

Fry Phrases Set 1. TeacherHelpForParents.com help for all areas of your child s education

Fry Phrases Set 1. TeacherHelpForParents.com help for all areas of your child s education Set 1 The people Write it down By the water Who will make it? You and I What will they do? He called me. We had their dog. What did they say? When would you go? No way A number of people One or two How

More information

In baptism water is the main symbol for all those reasons: Life-giving Washing Floods and storms

In baptism water is the main symbol for all those reasons: Life-giving Washing Floods and storms LIPHOOK METHODIST CHURCH SUNDAY 21 JUNE 2015, 10am TRINITY 3(B) Readings: Mark 4:35-41 Water generally is really important: Drinking Washing Plants But like all good things you can have too much: Floods

More information

Advent Week One The Candle of Prophecy: Elizabeth and Zechariah

Advent Week One The Candle of Prophecy: Elizabeth and Zechariah Advent Week One The Candle of Prophecy: Elizabeth and Zechariah Welcome to the first week of Advent, a time of waiting and preparation as we prepare for the birth of Christ. This week you will light the

More information

Fry Instant Words High Frequency Words

Fry Instant Words High Frequency Words Fry Instant Words High Frequency Words The Fry list of 600 words are the most frequently used words for reading and writing. The words are listed in rank order. First Hundred Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group

More information

Level 3-10 The Nightingale and the Rose

Level 3-10 The Nightingale and the Rose Level 3-10 The Nightingale and the Rose Workbook Teacher s Guide and Answer Key 1 A. Summary 1. Book Summary Teacher s Guide The Nightingale and the Rose is a story about love. A student wanted to find

More information

Dear Billy, Dear mother,

Dear Billy, Dear mother, Dear Billy, I am writing to let you know how much I am missing you. I have some good news. I am going to be an auntie. I am so excited about finding out what my sister is having. I am very proud of you,

More information

Jesus Performs Miracles John 2:1-11, Matthew 14:13-33

Jesus Performs Miracles John 2:1-11, Matthew 14:13-33 Fall 2015 ~ Religious Instruction Lesson #5 Learning Objectives Jesus Performs Miracles John 2:1-11, Matthew 14:13-33 1. The children will be able to explain what a miracle is. 2. The children will be

More information

When he played house with the girls on the playground

When he played house with the girls on the playground Dandelions Once in a green grassy school yard He gave his friend a dandelion And whispered, You re pretty like this flower. Because he wanted to see him smile. And none of the other kids noticed And the

More information

Exodus / PICTURETHIS! MINISTRIES INC. / COPYRIGHT 2014 / (888) 499-9305 / PICTURESMARTBIBLE.COM

Exodus / PICTURETHIS! MINISTRIES INC. / COPYRIGHT 2014 / (888) 499-9305 / PICTURESMARTBIBLE.COM Exodus / PICTURETHIS! MINISTRIES INC. / COPYRIGHT 2014 / (888) 499-9305 / PICTURESMARTBIBLE.COM EXODUS Going Out Lesson Supplies: Wrapping paper samples, small twig with branches, cotton, small stone,

More information

Talking about the past Past Simple

Talking about the past Past Simple Talking about the past Past Simple We use the Past Simple to talk about something that happened and finished in the past, a completed action. We usually say or know when the action happened. The moment

More information

God is the Source of Life

God is the Source of Life God is the Source of Life BIBLE PASSAGE 2 Kings 5 (Elisha & Naaman) REMEMBER VERSE Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 SCHEDULE

More information

Heartbreak, hope and healing: Birth mother tells her adoption story

Heartbreak, hope and healing: Birth mother tells her adoption story Heartbreak, hope and healing: Birth mother tells her adoption story Kavita Varma-White, TODAY contributor March 2, 2013 at 10:42 PM ET Every now and then, you hear a story that s equal parts pain and joy,

More information

A is for Adam; God made him from dust. Although some scientists don t think it was so, It was God who was there, and He ought to know.

A is for Adam; God made him from dust. Although some scientists don t think it was so, It was God who was there, and He ought to know. A is for Adam; God made him from dust. He wasn t a monkey, he looked just like us. Although some scientists don t think it was so, It was God who was there, and He ought to know. B is for Bible, a book

More information

Fry s Sight Word Phrases

Fry s Sight Word Phrases The people Write it down By the water Who will make it? You and I What will they do? He called me. We had their dog. What did they say? When would you go? No way A number of people One or two How long

More information

Superstars Building Fry List Fluency

Superstars Building Fry List Fluency Sight Word Superstars Building Fry List Fluency By Jennifer Bates http://finallyinfirst.blogspot.com/ How I use this program I developed this program because I noticed many of my students were still trying

More information

The Birth of Jesus Christ Brought Joy to the Earth

The Birth of Jesus Christ Brought Joy to the Earth Lesson 7 The Birth of Jesus Christ Brought Joy to the Earth Purpose To help each child feel the joy that Jesus Christ s birth brought to the earth. Preparation 1. Prayerfully study Luke 2:1 20. 2. Bring

More information

PHRASAL VERBS INTRODUCTION. The Òsmall wordsó in phrasal verbs are important, because they completely change the meaning.

PHRASAL VERBS INTRODUCTION. The Òsmall wordsó in phrasal verbs are important, because they completely change the meaning. PHRASAL VERBS INTRODUCTION Phrasal verbs have two parts: a verb (e.g.: put, take, get, give, go, etc) and one or sometimes two "small words" (e.g.: on, up, out, in, etc) which go with the verb. Compare:

More information

Life of Jesus Series: Part #2: His Miracles Page 1

Life of Jesus Series: Part #2: His Miracles Page 1 : Part #2: His Miracles Page 1 During the three years that Jesus traveled, taught and helped people, He did many miracles. Some of them showed that He had power over disease and death (D). Sometimes what

More information

Kino, Juana and Coyotito

Kino, Juana and Coyotito 1 Kino, Juana and Coyotito K ino woke up early in the morning. The stars were still shining in the sky. The cockerels were beginning to crow 1 and the pigs were looking for something to eat. Outside the

More information

Bible for Children. presents THE MAN OF FIRE

Bible for Children. presents THE MAN OF FIRE Bible for Children presents THE MAN OF FIRE Written by: Edward Hughes Illustrated by: Lazarus Adapted by: E. Frischbutter Produced by: Bible for Children www.m1914.org 2007 Bible for Children, Inc. License:

More information

Theme: God s dealings with Moses gives hope to leaders and to oppressed

Theme: God s dealings with Moses gives hope to leaders and to oppressed Title: MOSES: A PROPHET BECOMES A GREAT LEADER Space for Notes (Yours and ours) Theme: God s dealings with Moses gives hope to leaders and to oppressed people Bible Basis: Deuteronomy 34:10-12 NLT; Exodus

More information

Testimonies from our brothers and sisters in India

Testimonies from our brothers and sisters in India SHARE THE LIGHT... Testimonies from our brothers and sisters in India Persecution, breakdown of family relationships and having to run for your life all potential consequences of following Jesus in some

More information

To Whom Do We Pray?: Genesis 32:22-31 God as Source, Agent and Promise of Goodness

To Whom Do We Pray?: Genesis 32:22-31 God as Source, Agent and Promise of Goodness To Whom Do We Pray?: Genesis 32:22-31 God as Source, Agent and Promise of Goodness A Sermon Preached by Peter Ilgenfritz University Congregational United Church of Christ Seattle, Washington October 20,

More information

The Real Change Campaign Part 7 Sinkers and Savers Sunday, December 27

The Real Change Campaign Part 7 Sinkers and Savers Sunday, December 27 The Real Change Campaign Part 7 Sinkers and Savers Sunday, December 27 Acts 27:9 [NIV] - Much time had been lost, and sailing had already become dangerous because by now it was after the Fast. So Paul

More information

A vision of the Return of Jesus and the Day of Judgment, given to a young Asian girl named Sarang.

A vision of the Return of Jesus and the Day of Judgment, given to a young Asian girl named Sarang. A vision of the Return of Jesus and the Day of Judgment, given to a young Asian girl named Sarang. The following is an interview with Sarang and her mother regarding all Sarang saw. Included are pictures

More information

ONE DOLLAR AND EIGHTY-SEVEN CENTS.

ONE DOLLAR AND EIGHTY-SEVEN CENTS. T h e G i f t o f t h e M a g i p T h e G i f t o f t h e M a g i ONE DOLLAR AND EIGHTY-SEVEN CENTS. That was all. She had put it aside, one cent and then another and then another, in her careful buying

More information

Fry Instant Phrases. Give them to me. Then we will go.

Fry Instant Phrases. Give them to me. Then we will go. Fry Instant Phrases The words in these phrases come from Dr. Edward Fry s Instant Word List (High Frequency Words). According to Fry, the first 300 words in the list represent about 67% of all the words

More information

Understand the ideas Ways to help people out of poverty

Understand the ideas Ways to help people out of poverty Understand the ideas Ways to help people out of poverty 1. Read about poverty and ideas to help people out of it What is poverty? Nitin is a ten-year old boy living in a small village in central India.

More information

The Story of Jacob. The basket for The Story of Jacob is on one of the Old Testament shelves. Words. Watch. Watch where I go.

The Story of Jacob. The basket for The Story of Jacob is on one of the Old Testament shelves. Words. Watch. Watch where I go. The Story of Jacob Background Focus: the person who became Israel (Genesis 25:19-33:20, 35:16-29) The story of Jacob adds to the core narrative of the journey of the people of God from the beginning of

More information

GOD S WONDERFUL PROMISE

GOD S WONDERFUL PROMISE BOOK 3, PART I, LESSON 7 GOD S WONDERFUL PROMISE THE BIBLE: Luke 23: 50 - Luke 24:35, Psalm 118:24 THEME: We remember that Jesus taught about love and showed love in everything he did. During Lent and

More information

12 Letters from asylum seekers in Hong Kong

12 Letters from asylum seekers in Hong Kong LC Paper No. CB(2)2761/05-06(01) Society for Community Organization (SoCO) Voices of the Rights of Asylum Seekers and Refugees (VORAR) 12 Letters from asylum seekers in Hong Kong Submission to the Panel

More information

LESSON TITLE: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

LESSON TITLE: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life Devotion NT271 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life THEME: We can always trust Jesus. SCRIPTURE: John 14:1-6 Dear Parents Welcome to Bible Time

More information

How To Hear The Voice of God By Father Anthony Co. Hi, I m Father Anthony. today we re going to talk about how to hear the voice of god.

How To Hear The Voice of God By Father Anthony Co. Hi, I m Father Anthony. today we re going to talk about how to hear the voice of god. How To Hear The Voice of God By Father Anthony Co Hi, I m Father Anthony. today we re going to talk about how to hear the voice of god. Jesus, as we know, is the good shepherd. The good shepherd has a

More information

Day 1. Jonah 1: 1-16

Day 1. Jonah 1: 1-16 Day 1 Jonah 1: 1-16 Vocabulary: Nineveh (Nin ah-vah): a city in Assyria against: not with or not for disobeyed: did not obey caused: made preach: give God s message port: a place where ships come in and

More information

THERE IS ONE DAY THAT IS OURS. THERE IS ONE

THERE IS ONE DAY THAT IS OURS. THERE IS ONE p T w o T h a n k s g i v i n g D a y G e n t l e m e n THERE IS ONE DAY THAT IS OURS. THERE IS ONE day when all Americans go back to the old home and eat a big dinner. Bless the day. The President gives

More information

Lighting the Advent Wreath 2011

Lighting the Advent Wreath 2011 Lighting the Advent Wreath 2011 Advent comes from the Latin word 'adventus' meaning 'Coming.' Advent begins the church year starting four Sundays before Christmas. The season of Advent has been set aside

More information

TEXAS - LYRICS. LOVE YOU LIKE THE EARTH Audrey Auld 2003 (APRA)

TEXAS - LYRICS. LOVE YOU LIKE THE EARTH Audrey Auld 2003 (APRA) LOVE YOU LIKE THE EARTH Audrey Auld 2003 (APRA) I love you like the rain I love you like the sun coming up again And the moon pulling on the tide And the day turning into night I love you like the trees

More information

Interviewer: What is your business, first of all? What do you do, and what is it like being a pastor and businessman at the same time?

Interviewer: What is your business, first of all? What do you do, and what is it like being a pastor and businessman at the same time? Recording #2 Length: 25:01 Interviewer: What is your business, first of all? What do you do, and what is it like being a pastor and businessman at the same time? I own a small construction company. We

More information

The Past Perfect Tense

The Past Perfect Tense 1 The Past Perfect Tense When do you use the past perfect? Let s watch a video. Past Perfect We don't use the past perfect a lot in English. Actually it's really easy to make - just the past simple of

More information

Prayer Points. Use these as part of your weekly prayers or devote a time in your service to pray for Spurgeons.

Prayer Points. Use these as part of your weekly prayers or devote a time in your service to pray for Spurgeons. Prayer Points Use these as part of your weekly prayers or devote a time in your service to pray for Spurgeons. Hope Pray for hope for those who are suffering: Children without somewhere warm and safe to

More information

The Plagues in Egypt

The Plagues in Egypt The Plagues in Egypt The Plagues in Egypt T he children of Israel grew in number after Joseph s death. There were about two to three million of them living in Egypt. A new pharaoh worried that the Israelites

More information

bring buy break begin bought broke brought began bought brought broken begun cut catch come drink came caught cut drank caught come cut drunk drive

bring buy break begin bought broke brought began bought brought broken begun cut catch come drink came caught cut drank caught come cut drunk drive begin break bring buy began broke brought bought begun broken brought bought catch come cut drink caught came cut drank caught come cut drunk drive do eat fall drove did ate fell driven done eaten fallen

More information

ADVENT COME LORD JESUS COME

ADVENT COME LORD JESUS COME ADVENT COME LORD JESUS COME Introduction The service begins with the lighting of the Advent Wreath. The Wreath is an important Advent symbol. It is made in the form of a ring. The ring is a symbol of eternity,

More information

Gift of the Magi By O Henry

Gift of the Magi By O Henry Gift of the Magi By O Henry One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it in the smallest pieces of money - pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by negotiating with the

More information

Theme: Bereavement Title: Surviving Loss

Theme: Bereavement Title: Surviving Loss Theme: Bereavement Title: Surviving Loss Target Group: Mainly Church background Age: 11 14 Aim: Equipment: Bible Base: To raise awareness of the feelings that bereavement brings. Bibles, Lion King video,

More information

Placement Test. It is designed to enable us to place you in a class at the right level for you.

Placement Test. It is designed to enable us to place you in a class at the right level for you. Placement Test Date / / Name Nationality This placement test contains 50 multiple-choice questions for you to answer, and 3 writing questions. Please write a few sentences for each writing question. It

More information

Romeo and Juliet. Stage 2. Young Adult Eli Readers A2 KET. William Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet. Stage 2. Young Adult Eli Readers A2 KET. William Shakespeare Stage 2 Young Adult Eli Readers A2 KET William Shakespeare Romeo and Juliet Answers to pages 8 and 9 1 Irregular verbs. Find the past tense of the verbs in the wordsearch and complete the sentences. 1

More information

The Last Will and Testament of Jesus. Following Jesus. John 13:36 14:31

The Last Will and Testament of Jesus. Following Jesus. John 13:36 14:31 The Last Will and Testament of Jesus Following Jesus John 13:36 14:31 There are time when Following Jesus appears to make no sense Children disappoint Conflict looms large Crippling Failure Danger comes

More information

Developing critical thinking skills 1: Is there a cause effect relation in the following?

Developing critical thinking skills 1: Is there a cause effect relation in the following? Developing critical thinking skills 1: Is there a cause effect relation in the following? 1 Sam s whole family was ill last night. It s because they all had fish at the restaurant. 2 Susan doesn t eat

More information

Female refugees face physical assault, exploitation and sexual harassment on their journey through Europe

Female refugees face physical assault, exploitation and sexual harassment on their journey through Europe ARTICLE EUROPE AND CENTRAL ASIA REFUGEES Female refugees face physical assault, exploitation and sexual harassment on their journey through Europe 18 January 2016, 16:41 UTC Governments and aid agencies

More information

Introducing stem cells Stem cells in the news

Introducing stem cells Stem cells in the news Introducing stem cells Stem cells in the news Stem cells: Therapeutic Value 16+ year olds February 2010, updated 2012 Objective: Understand the therapeutic value of stem cells About tissue stem cells Stem

More information

Moses and the Ten Great Plagues

Moses and the Ten Great Plagues Moses and the Ten Great Plagues Moses and the Ten Great Plagues After Joseph died, the children of Israel grew and prospered in Egypt. Many years passed. The new Pharaoh did not remember Joseph and his

More information

Manger Mania. Script. Summary. Characters. Scene 1. Song #1 Friendly Beast (2:32) 2/3 Room with audience while kids play instruments

Manger Mania. Script. Summary. Characters. Scene 1. Song #1 Friendly Beast (2:32) 2/3 Room with audience while kids play instruments Manger Mania A musical by Raymond J. Lombardi (with adaptation by Susie Hostetler, Abby McCune, and Christina Johnson) (Note: a royalty is required for this script. For conditions, see details at the foot

More information

For Those in Treatment

For Those in Treatment For Those in Treatment This is NA Fellowship-approved literature. Copyright 1991 by Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc. All rights reserved. This pamphlet is designed to introduce you to recovery

More information

Drama Ideas for Telling the Story of Christmas

Drama Ideas for Telling the Story of Christmas Drama Ideas for Telling the Story of Christmas Submitted by Betsy Strain of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Crawfordsville, Indiana Have one or more persons prepared to sing the following

More information

2008 Core Knowledge Foundation Thumbelina Preschool Read-Aloud Available only from coreknowledge.org

2008 Core Knowledge Foundation Thumbelina Preschool Read-Aloud Available only from coreknowledge.org Stories Thumbelina ONCE UPON A TIME, there was a woman who was sad because she had no children. Seeing her unhappiness, a neighbor gave her a magical seed and told her to plant the seed in a flower pot

More information

YMCA of Oakville. A bold vision to bring YMCA programs to more children in our community.

YMCA of Oakville. A bold vision to bring YMCA programs to more children in our community. YMCA of Oakville A bold vision to bring YMCA programs to more children in our community. We can make our kids safer, stronger in character and values, and arm them with self-esteem, optimism and determination.

More information

Walking With The Characters Of Christmas The Shepherds: Hope For Ones Farthest Away (Part 4)

Walking With The Characters Of Christmas The Shepherds: Hope For Ones Farthest Away (Part 4) Walking With The Characters Of Christmas The Shepherds: Hope For Ones Farthest Away (Part 4) Intro: I have never ceased being amazed at God s power to change a life especially those I may consider unlikely

More information

How to form the Present Perfect

How to form the Present Perfect The present perfect verb tense is a little difficult in English it is used in several different ways, and there are lots of rules to remember. This lesson will teach you everything you ever wanted to know

More information

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY PERIOD FIVE ONE KINGDOM - SAUL LESSON 20

OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY PERIOD FIVE ONE KINGDOM - SAUL LESSON 20 OLD TESTAMENT SURVEY PERIOD FIVE ONE KINGDOM - SAUL LESSON 20 Time PERIOD FIVE ONE KINGDOM Main thought THE MAKING OF A KINGDOM Great men SAMUEL SAUL DAVID SOLOMON Chapters that tell of each part 1 Samuel

More information

Stay Healthy By Not Smoking

Stay Healthy By Not Smoking Stay Healthy By Not Smoking Stay Healthy By Not Smoking ENGLISH ENGLISH This edition printed 2009 Published by Books of Hope LLC Sound element design and engineering copyright cc Books of Hope Visit our

More information

2014-2015 Supplementary Material (New Language Leader Pre-Intermediate Unit 6) A Level Techers Copy

2014-2015 Supplementary Material (New Language Leader Pre-Intermediate Unit 6) A Level Techers Copy VOCABULARY A) Match the ages in the box with the definitions 1-8. 7 / 15 / 17 / 25 / 36 / 52 / 67 / 82 1) a young adult 25 2) a child 7 3) an adolescent 15 or 17 4) an elderly person 82 5) a middle-aged

More information

Little bird. Little bird I want to sing a song for you Cause you were a witness of a love so true. We were sitting there looking at you

Little bird. Little bird I want to sing a song for you Cause you were a witness of a love so true. We were sitting there looking at you Little bird Little bird I want to sing a song for you cause you were a witness of a love so new You were sitting there singing your happy tune We were sitting there looking at you Let me ask you something,

More information

Qatar Comprehensive Educational Assessment

Qatar Comprehensive Educational Assessment Qatar Comprehensive Educational Assessment Subject: English/Reading and Writing Practice (2015-2016) Grade: 6 Page 1 of 9 Questions 1-4: Read the text below and answer the questions that follow. (1) There

More information

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Radical Hospitality

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Radical Hospitality Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations Radical Hospitality When we began to think about this topic of Radical Hospitality and what images or props would help illustrate it, I put the question to people

More information

THE FORGIVING FATHER

THE FORGIVING FATHER BOOK 1, PART 3, LESSON 4 THE FORGIVING FATHER THE BIBLE: Luke 15:11-32 THEME: We can discover what Jesus wants us to do and be by hearing the parables Jesus told. PREPARING FOR THE LESSON MAIN IDEA: Jesus

More information

Tommy Tales. the Jungle BOOK 28

Tommy Tales. the Jungle BOOK 28 E W E B O O K S Tommy Tales are downloadable and printable books only available on the Internet from the following Web sites: www.learningpage.com www.readinga-z.com BOOK 28 Tommy in the Jungle E W E B

More information

4 PARTS. Prewriting Rough Draft Peer Edit Work Sheet Final Draft

4 PARTS. Prewriting Rough Draft Peer Edit Work Sheet Final Draft PROCESS PAPER 1 4 PARTS Prewriting Rough Draft Peer Edit Work Sheet Final Draft PERSONAL NARRATIVE Tell me about a time that you helped someone. OR Tell me about a time that someone helped you. PREWRITING

More information

Daedalus and Icarus. Understanding Myths and Legends 17

Daedalus and Icarus. Understanding Myths and Legends 17 On the island of Crete there lived a Minotaur, a ferocious creature that was half man and half bull. The people of the island of Crete were terrified of the Minotaur; it loved nothing more than to feast

More information

Get the Facts About. Disease

Get the Facts About. Disease Get the Facts About TB TUBERCULOSIS Disease What s Inside: 3 PAGE Get the facts, then get the cure 4 PAGE 9 PAGE 12 PAGE Learn how TB is spread Treatment for TB disease Talking to family and friends about

More information

THEME: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower us.

THEME: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower us. Devotion NT285 CHILDREN S DEVOTIONS FOR THE WEEK OF: LESSON TITLE: The Day of Pentecost THEME: Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to indwell and empower us. Dear Parents SCRIPTURE: Acts 2:1-41 Dear Parents, Welcome

More information

Parable of The Prodigal Son

Parable of The Prodigal Son Parable of The Prodigal Son Teacher Pep Talk: Children need to know that they are loved unconditionally. In fact, we all need to know it! In the Parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus assures us that God will

More information

Title: Jesus Loves the Little Children A series of Children s sermons adapted from a children s sermon by missionary Sharon Curry.

Title: Jesus Loves the Little Children A series of Children s sermons adapted from a children s sermon by missionary Sharon Curry. Title: Jesus Loves the Little Children A series of Children s sermons adapted from a children s sermon by missionary Sharon Curry. (3-13-13) Children s Sermon #1 Jesus Loves the Little Children Theme:

More information

REFERENCES: LUKE 2:1-20; MATTHEW 2:1-12; THE DESIRE OF AGES, PP. 43-49, 59-67. Memory Verse: I love you, O Lord. PSALM 18:1, NIV.

REFERENCES: LUKE 2:1-20; MATTHEW 2:1-12; THE DESIRE OF AGES, PP. 43-49, 59-67. Memory Verse: I love you, O Lord. PSALM 18:1, NIV. REFERENCES: LUKE 2:1-20; MATTHEW 2:1-12; THE DESIRE OF AGES, PP. 43-49, 59-67. Baby Jesus Is Born. Memory Verse: I love you, O Lord. PSALM 18:1, NIV. The Message: We love Jesus. Parents: By the end of

More information