After a fun President’s Day off yesterday, we left Asia and found ourselves in the heart of olympic fever. We’ve been traveling alphabetically on this journey, but I intentionally switched China and Canada so the kids could have a little intro into Canada first and we could celebrate Chinese New Year as it came.
It’s perfect! We got to hear “O Canada” sung at the opening ceremonies, we saw the native Canadians dance while red maple leaves flew reverently in the background. The kids are excited about Canada. So am I. Our northern neighbor that we seldom talk about or remember. This is a great opportunity and the timing couldn’t be better.
Because we’ve been watching the olympics, the kids already knew the Canadian flag and Tallinn quickly found it on the globe as I explained to him that it was north of the US. Maps were colored with a star placed on Vancouver and we said a prayer for all those in this year’s winter olympic games.
Our flag craft was done using a handprint instead of a maple leaf. Using a rectangular piece of red cardstock, We cut a white rectangle for the center, then traced hands on another piece of red paper and glued the hands onto the white rectangle.
This Week’s Verse
However, I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the gospel of God’s grace.