Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Booker Returns

It was Beth's turn to bring Booker the Bear home again today. We brought him to church tonight to enjoy our current lesson reflecting on the season of Lent.

He was a good bear, and sat quietly in his chair while I told the story of Jesus feeding 5,000 people with five loaves of bread and two fish.

When I asked the kids if they thought my basket of five loaves and two fish could feed the whole room, they said there was no way it was possible. (Do you like my two fish?) Booker examined the basket and agreed that he couldn't feed the roomful of kids with those meager offerings, let alone 5,000 people. With the object lesson successfully taught, we passed around a basket of tuna sandwiches and enjoyed a meal after the lesson.... much like the 5,000 people did a couple of thousand years ago.

Then Booker and Beth worked on their word search puzzles together. Booker offered a lot of silent support as Beth found and circled her words.

The kids enjoyed having Booker at church with them tonight.

In fact, the older kids asked that we make sure he stop by their room to take their picture with him. Everyone made him feel welcome, and they enjoyed his company immensely.

During music time, Beth and Booker enjoyed a little dance together. Then it was time to pack up and head home.
We added our entry to Booker's travel diary, and he is snuggled with Beth now. He returns to school tomorrow to spend another day with another child. It was nice to see ya again, Booker. Come back soon!

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