Learning to Play
The previous post told about Aaron, a Pakistani Christian who stayed in Pakistan to help kids learn about Jesus.
Many Christian families in Pakistan have to work at brick kilns because better jobs often go to Muslim workers. Aaron visited a brick kiln to minister to the people. He saw children as young as 4 years old making bricks to earn money for their poor families.
Aaron planned to play games with the children, then teach them more about Jesus. “Come and play!” he said to some children. Like other children around the world, most kids in Pakistan like to play games. (See the photo above of a girl playing cricket, a popular sport in Pakistan.) But the brick kiln kids looked at Aaron blankly. They didn’t know how to play. They made bricks all day long and did not go to school.
Aaron tried to make some bricks. “I could only make two or three,” he said. “But little kids do it all day long.”
With the help and support of The Voice of the Martyrs, Aaron has been able to provide picture Bibles to brick kiln children, to bring them hope, and to play games with them!
You can watch a video of a girl making bricks at a brick kiln here.
To make a brick mix 2 cups of straw (or dried grass), 4 quarts of dirt, and 6 cups of water. Line a shoebox with a trash bag. Tape the bag to the outside of the box to secure it. Pour some of the dirt mixture into the box. Let it dry in the sun for about two days. Take it out of the box and turn it over so the bottom can dry.