In the 1930s much of America's heartland experienced massive dust storms due to drought and over-farming. By taking out the native grasses in areas like Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas, the soil dried during drought season, turning to dust and being picked up by the wind. These areas, which had grown colossal crops during the 1920s, became deserts during this period known as the "Dust Bowl."
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“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.”(v. 26)
Hello dear children,
I am so glad to see you this morning. Know why? It's a time for worship. And more than that, I get to tell you good news. The good news from John's gospel today, is about a very special friend who is here with us today.
But first, how many of you have friends? (children respond)
Jenny was having fun. Her friend Martha had brought a graphical calculator into school. Martha had borrowed the calculator from her older brother, who used it for his advanced maths. He'd been off school for a week, so Martha had figured he wouldn't need his calculator for a while. She and Jenny had soon discovered a great bowling game hidden in the depths of the calculator, and Jenny, to her excitement had just reached level three.