Een vervolg post over Men & Women of Faith. Eerder kon je/u lezen over Amy Carmichael. Daar kan je ook lezen hoe ik aan het idee kwam!
Iedereen mag het idee gebruiken. Ik laat een voorbeeld zien, hoe hij naar 1 van mijn kiddos is gestuurd. Dit is via de site van USA. Maar je kan hem ook per post sturen of via de website van Compassion Nederland.
Deze brief heb ik naar alle kiddo’s gestuurd!
Dit keer is het een brief over John Newton.
Hier onder de tekst in de geschreven Engelse vorm:
My dear NAME,
Greetings in the name of Jesus. How are you and your family? I’m doing well, thanks to God! The next story I would like to share with you is about John Newton. He wrote the song “Amazing Grace.” Have you heard this song?
John Newton was born in England in 1725. John’s mother died just before he turned seven years old. Mrs. Newton eagerly taught him God’s word and prayed that he would become a minister when he grew up. After his mother’s death his father began taking him on sea voyages. One day while at sea, John began reading a book which left him convinced there was no God.
He began to like the freedom of not having to worry about answering to God someday for his doing wrong.
John Newton made many trips to Africa to buy slaves, who were sold in the United States and the Caribbean. Newton did not see anything wrong with slavery. One day during a long voyage, a fierce storm struck. Climbing the huge waves, the boat plunged time after time, crashing into the ocean on the other side.
With each fall, more and more of the ship’s contents spilled into the raging water. As an experienced sailor, John Newton had ridden out many a fierce storm before, but never had he come this close to death. As the ship began to break into pieces and water rushed in everywhere, one sailor washed overboard. When John feared death, he began to recall Bible verses his mother had taught him. John, who couldn’t swim, heard himself cry, “Lord, have mercy on us.” But then he thought, “What mercy can there be for a wretch like me”?
As John began to tell God he was sorry for turning away from Him and for doing so much wrong, he began to feel peace in his soul. When the storm ended, John realized that God had saved him from a sure death. He immediately went in search of a Bible and asked Jesus to save his soul as well. The Bible, which he had made so much fun of, now gave him the guidance he needed. John Newton became a Christian and then a pastor! He also traveled around England telling about his adventures at sea and how God saved a wretch like him.
Foto’s kan je googlen, Ik heb geprobeerd dezelfde foto’s te gebruiken als Hannah. Maar je kan elke bijpassende gebruiken! Ik probeerde ieder geval een mooie en duidelijke landkaart te vinden, zodat de kinderen zich ook kunnen oriënteren.
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