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    Caden, your KidsDiscover host

    Hey Everyone!

    My name is Caden and I'll be your KidsDiscover guide for the next 6 weeks! I’m excited for you to learn more about the way God is at work around the world.

    This "Community" page is a place for you to post pictures, videos (just upload to Vimeo and post the link), comments and questions to one another. Be sure to check back to find questions and challenges from us too. We can’t wait to see your responses—it’s going to be heaps of fun!

    So, let’s get started by introducing ourselves. Post a comment with your first name and location. Tell your folks not to worry, this is a moderated message board and every comment will be reviewed before it is published.

    I’ll see you online!

    Caden in Texas

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    Hi, Caden!
    My 9-year-old son, Joshua, and I are joining you from Fort Walton Beach, FL. We're excited to learn more and be of help in the mission field.

    3

    Hello!
    My name is Caleb. I am seven years old, and I live in California. I have three siblings: Evelynn (5), Sophie (4), and Calvary (almost 2). My mom homeschools us, and we are excited to learn about how the Word of God is changing the lives of people around the world. We are also very interested in learning more about bible translation, mission work and other cultures. We are super blessed to be part of the body of Christ! Thanks for being our host!
    In Christ,
    Caleb, Evie, Sophie, Calvary and Momma (Jacquelynn)

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    Sure thing Caleb,
    Isn't it cool that your mom is your teacher? I have 3 siblings too and the 4 of us have enjoyed learning together with our mom. I bet you'll find activities and stories that get the wheels turning about how you can be a part of what God is doing in this great big world.
    More Soon!

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    Hi Caden

    Our family, Claire (my wife), Joshua (10), Grace-Marie (6) and Hudson (2) are looking forward to discover how God is working across the world. Our denomination has just adopted the challenge of #REACH500 so that each of our churches are challenged to reach and make contact with at least 500 new people within their communities (see details http://reachsa.org.za/2016/09/bishop-glenn-lyons-charge-2016/)

    Grace to all of you!

    Chris
    Bellville
    Cape Town
    South Africa

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    Hi Chris!
    Thanks for jumping into the conversation and for the good work you're doing with #REACH500!

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    Hi! We are so excited to be a part of this with you! My 6-year old and I are baking and selling cookies to our community and raising money for the bible translation projects. We already have nearly $200 and going strong. I am excited to see how God uses this to tune my son's heart to the needs of the world.

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    Hey Kelly and Jude,
    Wow! $200 already? That’s impressive! Keep up the good work and thanks for joining us on this journey. Have fun, Jude!

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    My family is so excited to start this curriculum and learn what God is doing in Bible Translation around the world!

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    Grace,
    Thanks for signing on! I think you'll learn a few things and have fun along the way!

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    We areceived thrilled to try and help raise money for seed mission. I love getting to see what The Lord is up to.

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    Colleen,
    We can make a difference when we all work together. I love that God cares about us enough to give us His Word so we can know Him and know why we're here.
    Stay tuned!

    13

    Jean and I as well. Thanks for joining the effort. We covet your prayers. #endingbiblepoverty

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    Howdy Caden. My wife, Jean, is a Wycliffe MK from PNG where her parents, Don and Launa Davis served the Wantoat people with SIL PNG. Original NT dedication Easter, 1975 and, after God's Word yielded it's fruit, a revised NT with Psalms was dedicated on Palm Sunday 2003. My wife, our then 13 y/o son and I were leading a team to provide a VBS while the PNG Branch parents had their biannual conference. As ONLY God could do, He arranged the timing and all the logistics so that our entire team could attend. The only time in all of history that there will be THREE planes in that one location. (The pilots spent the entire time watching the clouds so we didn't get stuck...only one way out of the Wantoat valley.) I hope to be available as a resource. I serve with Wycliffe USA's VOLUNTEER and INTERN placement team...and have been a mobilizer since 2009. I am beyond thrilled at this initiative. Please be assured of my prayers.

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    Mr. Archer,
    Thanks for connecting and thank you for your family's work. Bible dedications are some of my favorite times in PNG. I'm privileged to know many godly men and women who've dedicated their lives to bringing God's truth to those who haven't heard. What a generous God we have who is mindful of us and gives us good gifts.
    I'm grateful for your encouragement and your prayers.

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    Hello Caden, my two daughters, Claire (12) and Carleigh (9) and I will be joining you on this wonderful adventure! We can't wait to get started.

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    Colleen,
    Enjoy the adventure meeting friends around the world who've been changed by God's Word. Be Blessed.

    18

    Hey Caden
    I am 5 years old and I have two little brothers, Asher (3) and Silas (1.5). We are from Arkansas and are excited to join in for this next 6 weeks.

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    Hi Jacey,
    I'm glad to hear that your family is learning about God and the Bible from a young age (although 5 is pretty big.) Be sure to memorize the Scripture verses -- hiding God's Word in your heart is one of the best things we can do.

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    Hello Caden. My name is Emily and I'm 11. I live in England in the UK, and my dad is a vicar. My family and I think this project is brilliant!

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    Ello Emily,
    We have great friends in Leeds! Thanks for plugging into the community page. I hope you discover new things about God and the way he cares for his people in the information and activities you find in KidsDiscover!

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    Hello! We are a homeschooling family with 6 children. We have gained our interest of missions from the many books that we have read in our Sonlight curriculum. My oldest son, Malachi, is 10 and wants very badly to be a missionary. He has had a heart for translation ever since reading "The Word Came With Power". In that book, the translator works to translate a few key books of the Bible for the Balangao people. One of the books that she translated was the book of Titus. The book of Titus has 46 verses. At $35 a verse, that would be $1610 to translate the entire book. We have set our family goal at raising half of that amount, $805. Then, when Sonlight matches our goal, we will have been able to help raise enough money to translate that book for another group of people. (Obviously the money won't be used specifically for Titus, but this helped us to set a tangible goal.)

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    Hey Guyer Fam!
    What a great message to find when I opened my computer. I'm glad to hear that your family is investing themselves in this study and in the Kingdom. My family and I are inspired by the faith, determination, and courage of so many missionaries. I remember my parents reading Marilyn Laszlo's book "Mission Possible" to us when we were young and then hosting her for dinner when she visited our church. We kids thought a she was a real rock star!
    You've set a fantastic goal for your family. I'm sure God will honor your commitment and I know others will be encouraged to follow your lead as you purpose to reach those without Scripture in their own language.
    Thanks checking on the names. The money we raise over the next six weeks will help the Rakali and Karkod people receive the Bible for the first time. God knows who they are but it's nice to get the names right when we are praying and raising money.

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    We've had a question about the language names . . . Seed Company often gives pseudonyms to language groups to protect teams working in an area threatened by religious persecution. We wouldn't want to increase risks for translation teams in sensitive regions of the world. Rakali and Karkod are pseudonyms, not the actual language names.

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    What are the names of the two groups of people we are trying to help? I thought it said their names in the letter we received in the mail, but now I can't find the letter. Thank you!

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    Good day! I say hello from RUSSIA. My friend is missioner of Wycliffe. He showed me website of your project. Now I have some difficults with recieving of the materials to the email. Maybe I incorrectly wrote my adress. Could you check it? Thank you! Blessings!

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    Hi Maxim,
    Russia! I love seeing how KidsDicover is reaching around the globe. Sorry to hear you missed an email. You might check your spam folder to be sure the information didn't go there. Find the Videos, Do More, and Field Guide at KidsDiscoverMissions.com

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    Hello guys! my name is Caleb (age 10) and I live in VA. My younger brother Jadon { 5 years old ] and I are super excited to be a part of this group! We try to get involved in as many mission projects as we can, and last year for Samaritan's Purse, we raised over $200 by collecting and selling used books! We are planning to be creative this year and all ready thinking of some new ideas all ready! Again, so excited to be in this group, and can't wait to help more people learn about God!

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    Hi Caleb,
    Thanks for checking out the community page. Good work partnering with Samaritan's Purse; we can't wait to see what you'll think of next. Be sure to share your creative ideas with the rest of the Sonlight crew!

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    So glad to hear this news Brennan! What's your favorite Do More activity this week?

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    Hi Caden,

    We are from SC. We are in 6th (Liz) and 8th (Matt) grade. We enjoyed your first video and thought it was cool.

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    Liz and Matt,
    Thanks for giving us a shout out and stay tuned, there's more to come!

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    Sonlight Crew!
    Are you ready for KidsDiscover--Week 2? I hope you found the Field Guide filled with more info, activities, and Scripture.
    How many countries could you name in the 10/40 Window last week? Comment below to let us know how you did!

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    Hey, Caden! What a great project you're involved in. We are kind of late comers, but we will try to catch up. We will always love PNG and have a heart for missions and missionaries.
    The Fords in Montana (Craig, Jeri, Hannah-11, Caleb-9, and Elizabeth-7)

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    Fords!

    So glad to hear from you. I hope you enjoy the stories and you shouldn't have any trouble catching up. Yumi wanbel bilong PNG. Have fun!

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    The "elementary" mandala project was definitely beyond my first and third graders. My middle schoolers however did fine with it. Just FYI. It was fun to do though! Just taking a deep breath after all the drama and tears from the youngers. ; )

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    We've had days like that at school too. Learning together is never boring! Don't give up--there's more to explore.

    39

    Hello from Indiana! My 9-year-old-son, Isaiah, and my 4-year-old daughter, Abigael, are joining me on this journey. We homeschool and Isaiah & Abigael have two older sisters too..Nancy and Amelia.

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    I'm happy to see some Hoosiers joining the fun. Enjoy the adventure!

    41

    We have decided to bake muffins to raise money and so far we have raised $166 for the SEED Company!

    42

    That's fantastic Caleb! What a delicious idea. Keep up the great work.

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    My name is Leandra and I am 9 years old. My mom asked our pastor if I could share about this project we were doing. Pastor Jim got really excited about this and decided to give me an interview during the service. For the next three Sundays, we would have the people from the church put money in our jar. My mom and I made a big poster that told about this project we were doing.

    On the first Sunday, we watched a video where kids were holding up jars of Skittles representing how many languages had the Bible in them. On our poster we used paper Skittles to show how many dollars were raised.

    Our goal was to raise $350. But we raised $443!!

    Yesterday, I got to tell the people in my church how much was raised and I brought a big thank you picture that I made of me imagining people getting the Bible in their own language.

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    Whoo Hoo Leandra!
    The first thing that comes to mind is 1 Timothy 4:12. What a way set an example for other believers by introducing your entire church to those without God's Word. God is multiplying your efforts. Very Exciting!
    Caden
    Caden

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    Here is a photo of me standing next to the fundraising poster my mom and I made. Each "jar" has 35 spaces for paper Skittles, and each Skittle represented $1 raised, so one jar equaled one verse. As you can see, not only did we fill all ten jars on the poster, but we had to glue paper Skittles spilling out of the candy bags, since we went way over our goal of $350! My church, Oasis Community Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky was very generous!

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    What a creative idea Leandra!
    I love your poster and how you're sharing your passion for the Bibleless. Keep up the great work!
    Caden