No. 54
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
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Getting to know God together.

I want to tell you about a lovely book
I have right here in front of me as I write.
On the front cover there is a picture of a very pretty American Indian girl
with an otter on her shoulder.
Perhaps you can get this book one day.
It is a good book for boys not just for girls.
It is the true story of Pocahontas, the red Indian princess.
The book is called, “Pocahontas, True Princess” by Mari Hanes.
[ Pub. Multinoman Books - Sisters, Oregon ].

When she was only about ten years of age
Pocahontas saved the life of captain John Smith.
She came to know the Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ as her Saviour.
This is her true story.
When she a woman she married a Christian man called John Rolfe.
She was very beautiful.
Pocahontas was baptised in water as a Christian,
and she took a new name to add to her own.
She loved the story of Rebecca in the Bible.
So she chose to be called Rebecca.

Here is a part from the thrilling book
Pocahontas continued,
“I think I’ve seen the devil and his works in ways you haven’t.”
She had never spoken to any white man about the Dark Magic
and the blood sacrifices that Okewas demanded.
But now with many tears she poured out to John Rolfe
everything she had seen and heard.
She told how she still missed her childhood friend,

When she came to the end of the long story, she said,
“And there is something else that I think I understand
and love better than the English do.
It’s the truth that Jesus died on the cross
so we ourselves don’t have to make any blood sacrifices.”
John Rolfe nodded....
"Now I know," Pocahontas continued,
“that Jesus is the perfect blood-sacrifice, and the only true sacrifice...."

“I’ve been wondering," [ John Rolfe ] asked her.
“What will your people think if you go back to them a Christian?
What will happen to you?”
“I hope I can still become the Spirit Woman of a village,
as my father intended.
I can show the people the true things I have learned about God’s Spirit,
and about His Son.”

All the wonderful things about the brave Indian girl are in the records of history.
She was born in 1597 in Chief Powhatan’s village of Wero-woco-moco.
History shows that when she was about ten she stopped her people
from putting the English captain John Smith to death.
That took real courage!
I hope you can read that book.
It will help you see what brave and good children can do,
every though they are only young and small.

“Trust in the Lord, and do good;
so shalt thou dwell [live] in the land,
and verily [truly] though shalt be fed.
Delight thyself also in the Lord;
and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
(Psalm 37:3,4).


Pocahontas had faith in God, and she was made strong, brave and good! Millions of people have lived on this earth over the centuries who have found that faith in God does the same for them. Hebrews chapter eleven is called the Faith Chapter.
Read it for yourself, it is very exciting. It tells the stories of all sorts of courageous heroes of the faith. Wonderful people who are our inspiration today. Stand up and be counted for the Lord! Be a hero or heroine for Him.

“Lord, make even me a brave and bold hero for You, right here in my own neighbourhood. Amen.”

Take your time and READ Hebrews 11:1-40.

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