Friday, August 12, 2011

"For the War Effort"

Today, I visited the blog of one of my young TX friends.. Her mother and I have been friends for many, many years, and I have watched this young woman grow from a child into a beautiful wife and mother.
Her post was interesting, as usual...

This is the photo that captured my attention...
At first I though Anna's 4 children were preparing for an onslaught in their back yard...maybe water balloons or flour bombs (I wouldn't put it past them to do this!). 
But, no, they were preparing for an even greater war...

They were readying to do battle FOR the Lord!

The children were making parachutes for a Bible drop to guerilla controlled areas in Columbia! Each parachute had the message "Dios es Amor" (God is love.)

"I imagine a young soldier in fatigues looking up to the sky and seeing this billowing gift. As the spiritual war rages, God gave us this unique chance to send his message of love to the war weary. " (Anna)

If this intrigues you, you can find more information on this project/mission at the link below. There is a short video on the link that demonstrates what these missionaries do. 

What a wonderful project this is for the young people in your church!

"Put on the armor..."


Deanna said...

Putting on the armor of God daily.

God bless and may you have a great week-end.

Simple Daisy said...

What an interesting idea!!! Thanks for sharing:)

BECKY said...

How awesome, Jane! What a wonderful idea, and way for the kids to participate! Very inspirational!

Have a lovely weekend, sweetie!
And YES! We do need to get together again real soon!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Jane Sweetie...
What a wonderful way to send some love and at the same time put a little inspiration in their hearts. I love the idea of dropping some love into the war zone, most definitely. What a wonderful way for the kids to be involved. I love it. Thank you for sharing.

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Beach House Living said...

Wow that is fascinating. Reminds of the small chutes we learned about in school that dropped messages during WWII

Anna said...

thanks for the sweet post. isn't it great to be part of something a lot bigger than ourselves.

jmac said...

very very cool!

rjerdee said...

Awesome project!!!

michelle said...

What an amazing project for them to do and get involved in. I love it when kids are interested in helping to spread the word all over.

Maureen Stevens said...

now that's an idea for a fabric pattern!and the kids are so loving it!