Phil Fields is working in Indonesia on a Plain Language version of the New Testament, to be easily read in the general language of the people. This month, March, there are many celebrations afoot to celebrate the completion of this New Testament. It is now published and ready for distribution! To read more about the Fields and their work, see their website at http://oreoplace.wordpress.com/ . This girl, Dewi, is a seminary student who was given one of Penny’s clothespin cousins with the beads to use in sharing the Gospel.
Here she is pictured using the doll to tell these children the precious story of Jesus and His Love. To read the Bead story written in the Indonesian language, check this out – Manik-manik Penny.
Gold – O – stands for God, the Almighty, the King of Heaven and Creator of the universe.
Black – O – stands for mankind who fall short of God’s glory. Sin separates us from God.
Red – O – The color of the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, who took the punishment for our sins when He died on the cross. In doing so, He bought us back from sin, so that we could become God’s children.
White – O – The color of a clean heart made to be the dwelling place of the God of Life and Love.
Green – O – As trees grow tall and green, and bear fruit, so we as Christians should seek to know God and have His likeness fill us. In prayer, and by studying God’s Word we will grow closer to Him, and live fruitful lives.
Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world…
they are precious in His sight!!
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