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Issue #34 - August 12, 2008
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PBS Anti-Bible Program
2) Elijah and Elisha?
3) Baptism Bookmarks?
 Brighter Days / Psalm 30:5?
5) Stereotyping in Lord's Army song

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1) PBS Anti-Bible Program

Sarah, I am glad you published the information about PBS airing their anti-Bible program. I have already sent them a letter telling them they will never again get any support from me and I gave written my congressmen and senators.
Helen Setser



2) Elijah and Elisha

I understand the Good News clubs this Fall will be starting out with the lessons on Elijah and Elisha. I would sure appreciate anything anyone has on making these lessons fun and interesting like: review games, your creative songs, dramatic learning techniques, crafts or games that we could connect with these lessons. Thanks.
Bonnie in FL


3) Baptism Bookmarks?

Any ideas for bookmarks with verses - for Baptism for kids? My daughter has been asked to make some for the church that lets them have their MOPS meetings. Lori in VA


4) Brighter Days / Psalm 30:5?


Do you have any lessons on Brighter Days or Psalm 30:5? I also need some activities. these are for preschoolers.

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5) Stereotyping in Lord's Army song

I just read the "Stereotyping in Lord's Army song" and would like to put in my opinion on this thought.
I realize we live in a day & age of not offending anyone. Nowadays you can hardly open
your mouth without it offending someone. 
My thinking on it is, are the words to that song really offensive to anyone?
Tacos and burritos are Mexican related foods. 
The song is just saying, 
"I may never take a trip to Mexico 
Eat a cheesy taco 
Wear a big sombrero 
I may never ride a donkey really slow 
But Iím in the Lordís army. Sií Senor 
Iím in the Lordís army Sií Senor 
Iím in the Lordís army Sií Senor"

Is it really putting anyone down? 
And maybe the Mexican kids will never do these things either, then they can be part of the ones who never do that like it suggests in the song, but the Good News is that they can be part of the Lord's Army. 

I guess the Mexican Restaurants I go to in town that are run by real Mexicans are playing into the same stereotyping too as they have Sombreros for decor, and offer burritos and tacos on their menus. They even have a burro painted on the wall.

Just the way I see it. We can get so uptight about the littlest things.



6) Stereotyping in Lord's Army song

I totally disagree. I worked with some people who never wanted us to use PiŮatas when doing anything about Mexico, because it was "stereotyping and degrading." Interestingly enough, every birthday party I have been to in TX and CA for an Hispanic child included a pinata.

We had some flak a few years ago because we decorated using Indians with feathers and tepees. Apparently all those that object learned history a lot differently than I did (or they are trying to change it to say what they want it to say). I have a lot of Native American in me and I do not object in the least.




) Books of the Bible song has a terrific, terrific video for learning the Books of the Bible to song. Learning them has never been more fun! Plus, the other songs on the website are very enjoyable to children and adults alike.

-Colleen Ladd 


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9) VBS Music - Let the children come to me?

Hi, Thanks for the warm welcome, I feel part of this ministry already. I am having a vacation bible School next week from Monday to Friday. I need some songs to sing with the kids before the lesson. I am clueless on the songs. The theme is 
"let the little children come to me". Please help me. Caleb 


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