Sunday, October 23, 2011

Parachutes

No, I am not about to jump.  Our homeschool co-op has been working on a parachute project for Voice of the Martyr.  VOM assists and encourages Colombian Christians, who have been targeted by FARC guerillas for decades.  One way to help is to make parachutes which are used to drop Bibles and Christian literature into guerrilla-controlled areas.

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Parachute kits were ordered.  The kit includes almost everything you need to make your parachute  (fabric, pattern, ribbon for straps, and plastic bag).  You will need fabric markers/sharpies/crayons and glue or sewing machine for the straps.

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Our pack had enough fabric for 5 parachutes.  The pattern included the appropriate wording to use on the parachutes.  We chose “Dios es Amor” which translates to “God is love.”

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To make it easier, I downloaded some Christian symbols to use on the parachutes.

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Although there were lots of hearts and flowers added for aesthetics:)

The ribbons were pinned in place.

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The ribbons were sewn on.

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Almost done.

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Then the bags were tied on.

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It was a great project for the family.

The Princess was curious as to why the “Godzillas” did not like Jesus.  I explained that the guerrillas did not know about Jesus, but hopefully they would learn about Him, and love him because one of our parachutes had given them the Gospel. 

If you are interested in helping VOM, please check out their website:  http://www.persecution.com/Colombia

2 comments:

Kim K. said...

What an amazing project. Continued blessings.

Annie said...

Those are so cool Teri!!!!