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Make a “Refugee Shelter”

Guerrillas in Colombia sometimes force Christians out of their homes. The Christians move to refugee camps, where they live in simple shelters made of sticks, trees, and dirt, with bed sheets for walls and sheets of plastic for roofs. Some shelters are nothing more than four long sticks and a sheet.

Needed: 4 long poles, 1 bed sheet, 4 chairs
To make a “refugee shelter,” tie or tape each corner of a bed sheet to one end of a long pole about the size of a broomstick. Stand the poles upright, tape the other end of each pole to the leg of a chair, and spread the four chairs apart so that the sheet forms a roof. Eat a Colombian snack or pray for Colombian Christians as you sit in the shelter.


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