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  • So children, did everyone bring what I told yesterday?

  • Yes Father!

  • That’s great! Did you bring yours Mathew?

  • Yes Father, here.. Its.. Its in my bag

  • And you Lucy?

  • Here it is Father!

  • Good. Now I want you all to put your building sets on the table

  • and start building a tower

  • And as you build the tower, I will tell you the story of Babel tower

  • Babel tower?

  • Yes Mathew!

  • Do you remember the story of Noah, I told you yesterday?

  • Yes father

  • You told us how God created a flood..

  • And only Noah and his family survived by building the ark!

  • That's very good Mathew!

  • So after they survived, God said to Noah

  • Noah, you will have many children

  • and they too will have many more!

  • They will fill the whole earth

  • The descendants of Noah populated the earth again.

  • But as time passed, pride and selfishness filled the human heart

  • Today we are strong, there is only God above us!

  • We are united and strong, no one should be above us, not even God!

  • We must find a way to be above God

  • Yes, it is not good for us to be under anyone

  • What can we do?

  • Why don’t we build a huge tower?

  • A tower that reaches the heavens in the sky!

  • That’s a brilliant idea!

  • That'll stand as a monument to our people

  • and show everyone how great we have become!

  • Lets start the work immediately!

  • The people started building the tower.

  • They made the tower using bricks, and up and up went the tower

  • But when God saw the city and the tower

  • He knew that mankind had lost their way

  • They were building a monument to themselves instead of worshipping God

  • who had made everything possible.

  • So God decided to puzzle the people by confusing their language

  • so they wont understand each other

  • Soon there was confusion

  • Friends could hear each other speak,

  • But they could not understand what others said

  • And because of this confusion, they had to stop building the tower

  • This city was called Babel, which means confused

  • Yeah! I have finished building my tower!

  • Oh! That’s a good one Mathew!

  • I can see that all your towers are up

  • Good work everyone!

  • Thank you Father!

  • Can you tell us another story from the Bible?

  • Please Father!

  • Why not?

  • Now that all of you have learned about the tower of Babel

  • Let me tell you the next story from the Bible

  • Which one is that Father?

  • I'll tell you the story of Abraham

  • Who was Abraham?

  • Many years after the time of Noah,

  • There was a man named Abram

  • He was a good man who owned many sheep’s and cattle’s

  • He lived with his wife Surai, in the land of Haran

  • Abram was a godly man

  • who lived his life by the ways of the Lord

  • His only sorrow was that he didn’t have any children

  • One day God spoke to Abram

  • Abram, leave your country and your people,

  • and go to the land I will guide you to

  • If you do, I will cause you to become a great nation

  • I will bless you, and make your name famous

  • And you will be a blessing to many others!

  • Surai... Surai...

  • Surai..

  • What dear?

  • Surai.. Dear.. You wont believe what I'm going to say to you

  • What is it dear?

  • You know what? God just spoke to me!!

  • God???

  • yes dear, God just spoke to me!

  • Can you believe that?

  • That's wonderful dear, what did He tell you?

  • Hello!

  • Oh hello Lot, my nephew!

  • Why are you gasping? You seem very excited

  • Yes.. Yes I'm very excited!

  • Lot, God just spoke to Abram

  • What? God?

  • I.. I cant believe this!

  • Yes Lot, the mighty God just spoke to me!

  • What did He tell you?

  • God told me to leave our home and country

  • Uh? What? But where do God want us to go?

  • Hmmm.. He didn’t tell me that.

  • But He said He will keep guiding us

  • But dear?

  • Do you think its a good idea to leave everything

  • and just.. just leave?

  • Yes. How can we leave just like that?

  • What about our house? and, and the flock?

  • and what about our relatives?

  • I know this sounds.. this sounds crazy Lot.

  • But we must have faith in God

  • and we must trust Him

  • God will guide us.

  • Don’t worry. I'll come with you wherever you want me to

  • Yes, we will do whatever you tell us to do

  • Abram started out from Haran, as Lord had told him to do

  • His wife Surai, and his nephew Lot went with him

  • They took their cattle, the sheep’s, horses and camels with them

  • They wandered through the hills and valleys for a long long time

  • They ate wild fruits when they were hungry

  • They drank water from the streams

  • And when they were tired, they slept under the trees

  • They did not lose their faith in God.

  • And kept traveling like God told them to.

  • And after a very long journey, they arrived in the land of Canaan

  • Ha haa... We have finally arrived!

  • Yes dear, I need to thank God!

  • Let me go and pray.

  • Abram, this is the land that I give to you and your family forever

  • Thank you, thank you Lord!

  • But their happiness didn’t last for long, as it didn’t rain for a long time

  • And a severe drought came upon the land

  • Abram and his family had no other option

  • But to move south to find food for themselves, and for the animals

  • and they eventually reached the border of Egypt

  • Is this Egypt?

  • They say that there’s food further south along the river Nile

  • And grains to be bought at the marketplace.

  • Will the Egyptians allow us to enter their land dear?

  • I hope so

  • We have silver and Gold to pay for everything we buy

  • I am afraid dear.

  • What if they rob us?

  • I'm not sure of this plan

  • I think we should turn back.

  • No No

  • We must enter Egypt

  • Otherwise there is no hope for us

  • Cant you see that the animals are dying of thirst?

  • We must do this

  • We understand that.

  • But what if they are not good people and harm us?

  • What if they get attracted by your wife?

  • They might kill us to take her!

  • Oh Lord! I cant let that happen.

  • Surai, you must stay here

  • I'll go and come back in a few days

  • No dear

  • I cant think of living without you

  • I would rather die

  • I too cant live without you Surai.

  • We have to find a way to enter Egypt together

  • That could be dangerous uncle.

  • Hey, I have an idea!

  • What if we tell them Surai is my sister?

  • That’s a brilliant idea!

  • Yes.. Then they will respect you

  • And welcome us as her family!

  • I think its going to be a good plan

  • Come on, lets get going then

  • We have no time to spare

  • Hello!

  • Who are you?

  • My name is Abram

  • We came from the North because we..

  • We were facing a terrible drought up there

  • So? What do you want me to do?

  • We came looking for food to feed my family and animals

  • We can trade our sheep’s for the food

  • We don’t need more animals

  • Then we'll pay in silver, sir.

  • Whoa? Who is this beauty?

  • Me?

  • I..

  • I'm his

  • Sister!

  • Wow! You are such a beauty!

  • Then..

  • Sir.. Can we finish what we were discussing about the trade?

  • Oh, that can wait.

  • But first let me you all to Pharaoh

  • I'm sure he will give you a great deal.

  • Come with me

  • Oh no!

  • Its going to be alright

  • God, please help me.

  • Your majesty.

  • Yes?

  • Oh! Who is this woman?

  • Tell him Tell him your name

  • Your majesty

  • My name is Surai

  • I have come from the North with my brother

  • We came here looking for food

  • You are truly beautiful Surai!

  • Can I have the pleasure to invite you for a feast tonight?

  • Feast?

  • Say yes dear

  • He will get angry if you deny him

  • Yes yes..

  • I'll join you for the feast

  • But only if you allow my brother to join us

  • Of course! Your brother can come!

  • and your whole family can join too!

  • Thank your majesty.

  • We are so lucky that Egypt didn’t have to face the draught

  • And we're lucky that you and your family found your way to Egypt

  • You have been more than generous to us Pharaoh

  • We will return to Canaan as soon as it rains

  • Oh yes. But if you wish, you can become citizens of Egypt

  • and marry, and have kids here

  • I can make you a governor with a palace of your own

  • Oh your majesty, you are too generous

  • And such generosity deserves its reward

  • Uh.. What do you want me to do?

  • You have a Jewel befitting a King

  • A jewel I desire more than anything on this earth

  • What Jewel do you speak of?

  • I speak of your sister

  • Do you not see what a great beauty she is?

  • I.. I don’t think

  • I can see how honored you are

  • That Pharaoh would take your sister as his wife

  • No.. Yes, Yes I'm honored

  • Lets celebrate

  • Pharaoh, the King of Egypt had more than twenty wives

  • and he used to take for himself any woman he liked

  • Fearing Pharaoh's wrath, Abram couldn’t object

  • Leave, and don’t disturb us

  • Come to me dear

  • Hmm.. Okay..

  • But before Pharaoh could touch Surai

  • He fell down with a terrible headache

  • And his whole body was covered with burns

  • Ah! My head

  • Oh what? What is this?

  • What.. What happened?

  • Ah.. Send for my doctor, quick!

  • Yes, I'll get him right away

  • You should not touch her, she belongs to someone else

  • What? I don’t believe this

  • Is it true Surai?

  • Are you anyone's woman?

  • I.. I..

  • Tell me the truth now

  • Yes Lord, I'm the wife of Abram

  • I'm so sorry for lying to you

  • What? But.. But you told me he is your brother

  • I'm sorry Pharaoh, we were afraid you would kill us

  • If we said the truth

  • So you lied to me?

  • Go and get Abram immediately.

  • Why did you do this to me Abram?

  • I'm really sorry