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Pen Pals

Luke burst into the kitchen, opening an envelope. “We got a letter from Miguel!”

His mother smiled. “That’s wonderful. What does it say?” Luke’s family had decided to sponsor a needy child from another country. They’d agreed to send money each month to an organization called Compassion International. That way, the organization could feed Miguel, help him stay healthy, help educate him, and tell him about Jesus. And the best part was, Luke and Miguel were going to be pen pals!

“There’s Miguel’s handwriting,” Luke said, “but it’s in Spanish.” His mom asked, “Isn’t it translated into English?” Luke flipped the letter over. “Oh, yeah. Here it is.” He read it. “Wow! Miguel goes to school like me, and he loves baseball too.” Luke lived in Minnesota. Miguel lived in Nicaragua, which is in Central America. Using the Internet, Luke and his parents had learned a lot about Nicaragua. Luke wanted to go there someday and meet Miguel in person. It was cool having a friend in another country. Grabbing a pen, Luke said, “I’m gonna write back and tell Miguel all about me!”

Prayer allows you to be “pen pals” with God. Although you can’t see God now, you can build a friendship with him through prayer. And someday, with faith in Jesus, you’ll meet God face-to-face.

Bible Verse: Abraham ... was called God’s friend.James 2:23

Words to Treasure: The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend.Exodus 33:11

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