Thursday, 25 February 2016

WWYD if... Kids in Charge Edition.

Another question that I asked all of my sponsored kids/teens/young adults was:
"What would you do if you were given the opportunity to invent a new law for your country?"

Here are the results:

  • I would put in laws that favourited children. ~ Esperance,12, Rwanda
  • If I could make a law for my country, it would be that those who are in need must be taken care of.  ~ Erickson, 12, Kenya
  • I would pass a law for my country that alcoholism doesn't exist, and also a law against child abuse.  ~ Olga, 11, Bolivia
  • The law that I would start would be to help all the children in the world so that they can be happy and have food in their homes, so they can feed well and get to know Jesus.  ~ Franklin, 8, Honduras
  • If I could write the law, I will help people in Thailand to not use drugs.  ~ Chokchai, 10, Thailand
  • I'd made discipline laws so that all the citizens would be disciplined.  ~ Cris, 13, Indonesia
  • If I could create a law for the country, it would be that no one can be selfish.  ~ Linda, 13, Peru 
  • If I ruled our country one day, I would do something in the field of education for children who are not able to attend school.  ~ Kajal, 13, India 
  • If I could make a law for our country I would ask God to give me knowledge and wisdom to do so.  ~ Guguloth, 21, India
  • If I could make a law for my country it would be that every person, including children, must go to church every Sunday.  ~ Zaina, 15, Uganda

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Thursday, 18 February 2016

HRH Kids



Drawing by Olga in Bolivia

I often call my children Prince or Princess because they are children of God and He is the King.  One  
of my boys, Victor, even wrote back that he really likes it when I call him Prince because it makes him feel big.

But although my children are all a part of the Kingdom of God, I know that the World does not always recognize them as so, and I wondered…. What would my children do if it did?

I asked my kids what they would do if they were royalty here on earth.  I also asked them what they would say if they ever met someone from the royal family.  It was a fun question and here are some of their responses.

  • If I were a king or a queen, I would help the poor.  If I was a princess I would be an advocate for children.   ~Esperance, 12, Rwanda
  • If I were a queen, I would help the poor and disabled people, children, and grandparents.  If I met a princess, I would ask her if I could help her.  ~ Sandy, 12, Bolivia
  • If I could be a king for a day, I would help those people in need.  If I met a prince or princess, I would say “Hi.” ~ Erickson, 12, Kenya
  • If I was queen for a day, I would like to help the children most in need.  If I met a princess and if the princess doesn’t know God, I would tell her about Him so that she is good.  ~ Olga, 11, Bolivia
  • If I could be King I would give importance to the righteous.  If I met a prince, I would beg for him to help the poor people.  ~ Guguloth, 21, India
  • If I ever have the opportunity to be a king, I will take my whole family to live in a beautiful palace.  If I met a prince, or a beautiful princess like your daughter is, I would ask them to show me the castle and take me for a ride on a white horse.  ~ Franklin, 8, Honduras
  • If I became King for a day, I’d make a castle, and if I met a princess I’d say that she made the more beautiful castle.  ~ Cris, 13, Indonesia
  • If I become a queen, I will love all the people.  If I meet a king or queen one day, I will be very excited.  ~ Kajal, 12, India
  • If I was queen for a day, I would be happy and make everyone have good relationships.  ~ Linda, 11, Peru
  • If I could be queen for a day, I would give commands like everyone should be a God-fearing and a working person.  If I met a prince or a princess, if he/she is a non-believer I would say "Choose Jesus as your personal saviour."~ Zaina, 15, Uganda

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Thursday, 11 February 2016

Toys!

Drawing by Olga in Bolivia
Sometimes I like to ask all my kids the same question so I can compare the answers and see what is popular in each part of the world.  It really helps me get to know my kids unique personalities too.

This time my question was: "What is your favourite toy?"  (Or for the older kids, what was their favourite toy growing up?)

And here's what they had to say!



  • My favourite toy is a car. ~Esperance, 12, Rwanda
  • My favourite toy is my cellphone because it has many games.  ~Keila, 14, Bolivia
  • My favourite toys are dolls. ~ Olga, 11, Bolivia
  • What do you mean by the word toy? ~ Zaina, 15, Uganda
  • Thank-you for explanation about what a toy is.  My favourite thing to play with when I was still young was a doll made out of banana peels.  Zaina, 15, Uganda
  • My favourite toy is a doll. ~ Martha, 7, Kenya
  • My favourite toys are dolls of all kinds.  My favourite doll is the one you gave me.  It is a special doll to me. ~ Linda, 12, Peru
  • My favourite toy is a cute cat.  ~ Clara, 14, Philippines
  • My favourite toys are cars. ~ Franklin, 8, Honduras
  • My favourite toy is my Tarzan Car. ~ Mukesh, 8, India
  • I like to play with dolls and to play house and my favourite toy is barbies. ~ Genoveva, 8, Ecuador
  • My favourite toy is a doll because we have a doll at our home.  ~ Phoibe, 20, Rwanda
  • My favourite toy is a wooden cow. ~ Mangisi, 5, Kenya


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Thursday, 4 February 2016

International Cuisine

Drawing by Atta Kuma, in Ghana
I asked my sponsored kids to tell me how to prepare the meal they most commonly eat.  Here are the recipes I collected.



  • I am going to tell you how to cook cassava.  First, they cook beans and after, they put the piece of cassava on the beans.  They put in enough water and continue to keep it over the fire until the water is absent.  Don’t forget to put in some salt.  ~ Esperance, 10, Rwanda
  • I cook rice with eggs in a pot with water and oil.  In a pan, I fry the egg. ~ Linda, 11, Peru
  • I cook my sweet potatoes very well through. ~ Zaina, 15, Uganda
  • The most common food I eat is ugali.  Put a pot of water on the fire and wait until it boils.  Then add maize flour and stir as you continue adding flour until the food is ready.  Serve and eat with your relish.  ~ Martha, 6, Kenya
  • The best meal I like is rice and meat.  First, you make sure that the rice is clean.   Then put water in a sufuria and wait for the heat to boil it.  Then put in the rice.  After that, wait for some minutes so that the water can dry up.  Then, take another sufuria and put meat which has been cut and washed and add it to it.  Then place the sufuria on the stove and stew it.  ~ Erickson, 12, Kenya
  • We commonly eat posho.  The way you can prepare it is: You first boil water and then you fix any flour, or maize flour with water.  That is the way you can prepare this food.  ~ Zaina, 15, Uganda
  • Now I tell you about a common food we eat.  I am from a tribal family and we are used to eating the roti made of Juwar with Chicken curry or leafy vegetables and curry.  The supper making process for Juwar Roti making is: 1) Put the finely ground Juwar Atta in a wide mouthed Kadheir with shallow teeth.  2) Add the water to make a dough.  3) To make Roti you should press/beat the circular dough with the palm of your hand on a flat surface such as the kitchen platform.
  • My favourite dish is stuffed rice and this is how you cook it:  First we take a pot with water and we put cooking oil, garlic, green peas and carrots in it, and then you pour the rice in it and wait until the water dries up and that's how you cook this dish.  ~ Pamela, 17, Peru
  • My favourite food is soto.  How to make it: We made the broth of chicken or beef and put it with chicken or beef, onion, and serve it with rice.  You can add chili or soya sauce to make it more delicious.  It is served hot.  ~ Cris, 13, Indonesia
  • Here in Peru, most people eat ceviche which is prepared by using fish, lemons, ginger and cilantro.  ~ Linda, 13, Peru
  • My family and I like beans, rice and meat a lot.  We must cook the beans from very early in the morning because they are very hard.  ~ Alex, 18, Ecuador
  • I like fried eggs.  We stir it, and then we fry it.  ~ Chokchai, 10, Thailand
  • We like to eat bananas and beans.  We boil beans and water until it is ready to eat.  After we mix the beans and banana and we boil again until the food is ready and we put it in the dish and we put it on the table and then we eat them.  ~ Esperance, 13, Rwanda

     

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