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November letters


Danger : Believers at risk!!

  • 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. Although we told him that Zester appeared to have changed his mind, Lucas stated that he would visit the Hugapods to prepare them in case Zester again decided to go after them."

    And on November 25th... a time of sadness but hope!



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    Food For Thought ...

    "BE the change you want to see in the world." Mohandas Gandhi

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    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."


    Hugapod leader's vision of Christ brings peace and faith!

    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..."


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    More Activities for Youth Ministry

  • Trust and Prayer: Activity that encourages spoken prayer amidst youth and has been successful on several occasions with different youth programs.

  • The Lifeboat Game: Youth pick who will survive a lifeboat sinking. A time to reflect on making decisions and the value given to life.


  • Two activities from South Africa: The objective of this game is to build co-operation and confidence in the young people, while at the same time they discover their gifts and callings.

  • The Rich Young Ruler: Activity that asks the question how to react to the command of Jesus to give everything that you own to the poor, then follow we are ready to follow Him.

  • Bombs Away: A game that tests our ability to trust.

  • Two Truths and a Lie: Instruct each player to think of three statements about themselves. Two must be true statements, and one must be false.

  • Read more of all above activities at Activities for Youth


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