Recent NEWS from AFAR ...
A climax to the upheaval in Caperston is coming
Chihaysu remains in prison and Timus sees him once a week. Huchfee reports, "We fear Zester is up to something as Timus states that he has placed a second guard to watch Chihaysu."
Huchfee further reports that "A second guard seems silly because Chihaysu could have left during the earthquake but did not. The guard who became a believer in God is named Lucas. After the earthquake Lucas met us at a small prayer meeting at Michaeling's home. There we told him of Zester's threat to use the light guns on the Hugapod people. We told him that Zester appeared to have changed his mind but Lucas stated that he would visit the Hugapods to prepare them in case Zester again decided to go after them."
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Food For Thought ...
"BE the change you want to see in the world." Mohandas Gandhi
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"The Chest of Visions" is crafted as a totally new concept for involving today's youth in Bible study. Borrowing from the contemporary popularity of Science Fiction and Fantasy fiction novels, comics and movies, the author has devised a correspondence across parallel universes between several teen-aged individuals on two different planets in two different universes.
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" In our adolescent years, when it was most easy to lose ourselves in our own trivial issues, Tim and Linda forced into our reality a consideration of the greater issues of the world."Davina Durgana, George Washington University, Washington, D.C. Read More
Just about one year ago the first letters were received from young people in the land of Caperston. Initially they were from a young man named Mattpaul and now his best friend, Huchfee, has been writing... now it is November and Huchfee tells us Herbert is eight foot four inches tall with a nice shooting touch. Still later we read ... "Marcus is sharing with the Mountain youth the story of their jailed leaders and how they remained in jail after the earthquake. The mountain youth are very remorseful over what happened to Dustin and they are now calling him a hero for standing up for his beliefs."
Erbert "is eight feet four inches tall and a good jumper. In the game Erbert made 22 out of 23 drop shot attempts and led his team to victory 59 to 54. It was a close competition and, when his team got behind 52 to 51, Erbert made a long shot and a drop shot to go ahead...
After the game "Marcus asked Erbert, 'How do you know about God?' and Erbert told their story. His father was the ruler of the Hugapods and many years ago had a dream. It was a very vivid dream of a man, tied to a tree up in the air..."
I was recently asked to establish a youth program for a small church in Toronto, Canada. Without having much training in this area, I realize I need some guidance on how to do this. M.D.
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