Our granddaughter brought her friend for a sleepover. These little third graders came with a list of all the fun things they planned to do, including cooking lessons from me!
It was comical to watch them unpack their backpacks and settle in. They brought enough clothes and shoes to last a week! They even neatly put away their clothes in the dresser!
So we started with a cooking lesson. I showed them how to carefully cut up vegetables and meat for a delicious soup. After lunch we headed for the roller rink. They thoroughly enjoyed roller skating for oh, about an hour! But they were too excited to get to the next thing on their list!
So off we went to the dock to do some fishing! Fortunately there was another fisherman who took pity on our efforts to get the rods untangled and baited.
Fishing took over two hours–with nary a bite. We enjoyed watching a woman pull in a crab, but then we were horrified when she promptly stomped on the crab to kill it! Shocking to watch, she quickly explained, “fish must first be killed before they’re eaten.”
The dock had curious visitors strolling along watching the activity. I saw it as an opportunity to share the Lord. Fortunately, I’d brought along some tracts and was able to talk to a number of people about the Lord–and then share a Jesus booklet with them. Each person seemed appreciative. The girls were next to me fishing, but they listened and learned as I shared Jesus.
Back at home there was another cooking lesson followed by a sewing session! They each made an apron, taking turns on the sewing machine while the other played with her stuffed animals. We ended the day with banana splits, bedtime devotions, prayer and listening to our girl recite scripture from memory. What delight!
- Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. Proverbs 22:6
- SONG: GIVE ME A HEART – Lyrics by Liana Wendy Howarth; Music by Kathleen
[This life is temporary. This life is short. When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever. Where will the “real you” live? Will you live for all eternity separated from God? Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven? Learn more so you can make your most important decision: http://www.godlife.com/gospel/ and http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity
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