The picture above is from the banquet hosted by Ratnakar Thota (India director) and Emily Huff (USA director) for the children in Children of the Kingdom last week in India. (See our updated website for more pictures from our time in India with these wonderful children). Our director in Kenya, John Lohoi, hosted a banquet for the children in Kenya this week. We are so thankful for these gatherings around the world to celebrate these sons and daughters of the King!
The following story is an old favorite that Emily Huff shared with the children at the banquet last Friday in Rajahmundry, India:
On May 28, 1972, the Duke of Windsor, the uncrowned King Edward VIII, died in Paris. The same evening, a television program rehearsed the main events of his life. Extracts of earlier films were shown, in which he answered questions about his upbringing, brief reign and abdication. Recalling his boyhood as Prince of Wales, he said, “My father (King George V) was a strict disciplinarian. Sometimes when I had done something wrong, he would admonish me by saying, “My dear boy, you must always remember who you are.” It is my conviction that our Heavenly Father says the same to us everyday: “My dear child, you must always remember who you are.”
Below are pictures of the beautiful children who were crowned at the banquet in India-- may they remind you of the "great love that the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!"