“Following Jesus in Portugal,” Friend, June 2023, 16–17.
From: Lisbon Region, Portugal
Family: Matilde, Mom, Dad, and a little brother and sister
Goals and dreams: To be a doctor
One day, Matilde’s mom told her the ward wanted to gather toys. The toys were for children who had to leave their own country quickly. Matilde’s mom asked if she had any soft toys to share with them. The toys would help them feel less scared on their journey.
At first Matilde didn’t want to share her toys. But then she thought about how happy the children would feel to get a toy. She thought about how Jesus Christ helped others. So the next day, she helped pick out some stuffed animals to share. She was happy in her heart because she could help the children feel better. She loves to follow Jesus!
Place: The beach
Story about Jesus: His birth
Subject in School: Art