Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20

Aunt Charlotte, a missionary in an African country, was home for a break.  Helen was happy.  She liked Aunt Charlotte and especially liked the stories she told.  But Aunt Charlotte was only staying with them for a couple of days.

'I hate having to go to school when Aunt Charlotte's here,' Helen told her Mom.  Aunt Charlotte heard her and shook her head.

'Please don't say that Helen dear,' Aunt Charlotte's eyes filled with tears.  'In Africa, there are nine million children who can't go to school because their mother has died of AIDS.  Most of them have to look after their families or work just to have something to eat.  They love to go to school and if they could go, they wouldn't miss school for anything.'  Aunt Charlotte dabbed her eyes.  'You can thank God for school - and pray for these dear African children.'

After that, Helen didn't mind going to school at all.

Prayer:  Dear Lord, You bless me so much with health and a good place to live.  Please bless every African child.  And thank You that I can go to school.  Amen.

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