Readers Talk to Us Story
Published on December 14th, 2011
The kids at a Wednesday night children’s program in Ohio made cards of encouragement for several missionaries and prayed for them. They also ordered parachute-making materials from The Voice of the Martyrs. “The kids could hardly wait for the materials to arrive,” said teacher Anna C. “Writing ‘Dios es amor’ (‘God is love’ in Spanish) on each parachute was extra special because they are telling others through their own handwriting about our loving God.”
The children prayed that God would prepare the hearts of those who received the parachutes and the attached gospel materials to be open to his love. They also prayed for the parachutes to land in the right places. “Please keep the parachute from falling in the trees,” prayed 6-year-old Brookelyn. “Please help the parachutes to not fall in the water, and for people to find them on the banks,” prayed 9-year-old Ben.
VOM will deliver the parachutes to missionaries who will drop them from airplanes over guerrilla-controlled areas of Colombia. For more information about the project, go to http://www.persecution.com/parachute.