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AROUND THE WORLD IN 40 DAYS

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MARCH
AUSTRALIA
Australia is an island continent; Home to the koala & kangaroo; Around 165,000 people are of Maltese descent!
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>1/2 a million or 17.5% of Australian children live below the poverty line.
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Today fast from one TV programme or Computer Game. Remember the many children who live in poverty.
MARCH
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Children make up almost 1/2 of P.N.G's population; It hosts the world's only poisonous bird.
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Around 900 refugees are being held in detention illegally for over 3 years.
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Today spend some time in silence and promise God the things you can do to help out others during Lent.
MARCH
NEW ZEALAND
Only 5% of NZ’s population is human-the rest are animals. The national sport is rugby. The longest place name in the world is in NZ:
Taumatawhakatangihangakoauauotamateapokaiwhenuakitanatahu.
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Almost 1 in 5 children in New Zealand go to school without breakfast & often spend the day unable to focus on their study because they have no lunch.
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Say 'Thank You' to someone you usually don't speak to today.
MARCH
TASMANIA
Tasmania hosts pine trees thougth to be 4,000 years old! Apart from the large island, there are 334 other islands! Tasmania is called after the Dutch explorer who discovered it.
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In some farms, workers are paid as low as $4 an hour and are being crammed into a house, sleeping four to a room at inflated rent.
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Ask Mum or Dad for a hard job to help out in the house and do it. Remember Jesus carrying the cross!
MARCH
JAPAN
The Japanese word for Japan is 'Nippon' which literally means "the root of the sun". There are more than 50,000 people are >100 years old. Teachers & students come together to clean classrooms.
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With 4.9 tons CO2 emission/habitant/year, Japan’s situation in terms of pollution, could be improved. This has a harmful impact on the lives of children.
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Ask Mum or Dad for a hard job to help out in the house and do it. Remember Jesus carrying the cross!
MARCH
JAPAN
In Japanese, Japan is called 'Nippon' which literally means 'root of the sun'. There are 50,000 centenarians in Japan. Teachers & students come together to clean the classrooms in Japan.
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With a 4.9 tons CO2 emissions/person/year Japan childrens' health is heavily threatened.
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Jesus told us: "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners. In your heart ask forgiveness for the times you disobey or answer back.
MARCH
VIETNAM
Vietnam is the largest exporter of pepper & cashew nuts in the world. Vietnam hosts 16% of the world's plants & animals. Gongs are used to call children to school every day.
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16% of Vietnam's children aged 5-14 work illegally in eg. crafts villages for long hours
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Today try to take care of the environment, turn off the lights, tap etc.
MARCH
KAZAKHSTAN
Kazakhstan is the 9th largest country in the world and the largest land-locked country in the world. It is believed that it is in Kazakhstan where man first rode a horse, thousands of years ago.
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< 30% of people have access to safe water, partly due to the shrinking of the former 4th largest lake in the world.
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Jesus said: 'Forgive and you'll be forgiven' Is there somebody I need to forgive?Ask God to help you do it.
MARCH
IRAQ
Iraq has the 2nd largest storage of oil in the world. Tradition holds that Noah built his ark in Iraq. The 60-second minute, 60-minute hour the writing system, and the first accurate calendar originated from Iraq.
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Iraq is suffering war especially due to ISIS. A lot of people are being killed & the others have empty homes, no money & no hope (Fr.Joseph Cassar SJ)
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Today try your best to help someone at school, at home, or during any other activity, in any difficulty he or she might have.
Jeans Day for JRS Iraq
MARCH
CHINA
Ice cream was invented in China! Red symbolises happiness, so it is used eg. in weddings. 1 in 5 people in the world is Chinese.The no.1 hobby in China is stamp collection
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The devastating earthquakes in 2008 and 2013 have led to terrible suffering for thousands of young children in China. Millions of families were left homeless.
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Today refrain from taking a treat and give the money you saved to the needy.
MARCH
SYRIA
Damascus, the capital of Syria, is the oldest continuously lived-in city in the world. More than 3/4 of Syrians can read & write. Damascus was a major point on the silk road from Asia & gave the name to damask.
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Many children have fled Syria and are now living in tents as refugees.
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With the permission of your mum & dad light a small candle to remember & pray for children living in war-torn countries.
MARCH
UNITED
STATES OF AMERICA
The Statue of Liberty is a gift to the US from the people of France. Alligators found in the state of Louisiana can have > 2,000 teeth in their lifetime.The current flag was designed by a 17-year-old as a school project in 1958. He got a B-.
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1 in 3 of USA's homeless people are families; 7% are unaccompanied minors.Amongst the States hosting most homeless are the rich Washington & California.
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Think of your home and thank the Lord for your home, your bed, a roof over your head, all your comforts & the people who take care of your home. !
MARCH
BELIZE
540 bird species were reported in Belize; & it is the place to go if you want to see jaguars & sharks. You will not find any US fast food chains in Belize like McDonalds & Burger King. 70% of the country is Christian.
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Last August 3/4ths of Belize children (27,000 of which under 5 years) where impacted by hurricaine Earl.
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Today pray by spending some time in silence drawing or writing something to God.
MARCH
JAMAICA
3rd largest island in the Caribbean. Famed as the birthplace of reggae music & singer Bob Marley. Christopher Columbus claimed Jamaica for Spain when he landed in 1494. Home to the largest centipede.
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Until today 'naughty' & 'uncontrollable' children are still being arrested for long times & in harsh conditions.
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Jesus said: 'Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; Trust also in me'. What are you worried about today? Let Jesus know about it and pray for His help.
MARCH
CANADA
Police give out "positive tickets" when they someone doing good. Hawaiian pizza was invented here. It has more lakes than the rest of the world's lakes combined, more than 1/5 of the world's freshwater.
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Canada has last week invested 1/2 a billion dollars to fund overseas abortions.
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Say a prayer with your brother, sister or friend.
MARCH
EL SALVADOR
The smallest & most densely populated country in Central America. Bl.Oscar Romero was a Bishop who died fighting against injustice in El Salvador. It is one of the most popular surfing destinations in the world.
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Last year >13,000 unaccompanied children left El Salvador to USA fleeing gang violence. A mum said "they either join violent gangs or they're killed".
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Today switch off TV/music at home or in the car. During that time just offer your small sacrifice for child migrants!
MARCH
MEXICO
Mexican forests host America's largest wild cat - the jaguar. Mexican children receive their gifts on 6th Jan only - Epiphany. Mexico is in the 'ring of fire' - hosting 75% of the world's active volcanoes.
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Disabled children are mistreated in some institutions. Recently one of these institutions was accused of locking up these children for hours on end.
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Today make a card for someone who needs extra love.

MARCH
The first chocolate bar was invented by the Mayans in Guatemala; blue denim was also invented here. In Guatemala afterlife is highly celebrated; tombstones being painted with the departed's favourite colour.
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Some schools in Guatemala start at 7.30am and end by 11.30am, so that the children can go to the market and sell products to clients during peak work hours.
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Today make sure to tidy up & clean up after yourself or someone else.
GUATEMALA
MARCH
HAITI
The barbecue was first seen by Europeans in Haiti 500 years ago. Instead of cars, most Haitians travel in buses called ‘Taptaps. Haiti was the first Carribean country to qualify for the World Cup.
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Following 2010's earthquake & last October's Hurricaine Matthew the number of orphans count >400,000 (almost Malta's population!).
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Make a list of ten things you are grateful for in your life.
MARCH
CHILE
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In Chile, especially in its capital city, Santiago one can find a lot of street children. These children have to struggle each day to find food & drinkable water.
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Pray for the farmers and all those who help make available the food that you eat every day.
Chile is one of the longest (6500km) countries in the world. The Atacama Desert is the driest place on Earth with a landscape of surreal beauty. Chile is famous for it's Easter Islands with giant statues. A plane carrying a football team crashed in the Andes mountains with some surviving after 72 days.
MARCH
BRAZIL
There's an underground river (4km) beneath the Amazon River. Brazil is the most successful team in World Cup history having won 5 titles & the only team to participate in all editions. Brazilian prisoners can reduce their sentence by 4 days for every book they read & write a report on.
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Because of violence in some slum areas, people shut themselves in their homes: Children no longer go out, schools & daycare centers close, & numerous inhabitants lose electricity.
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Today do a secret act of charity to a friend, teacher or member of your family!
MARCH
BRAZIL
Is Brazil the best in World football?
Shhh!! Today keep your small exercise a secret!
MARCH
VENEZUELA
The world’s tallest waterfall, Angel Falls, is located in Venezuela.
Venezuela has over 1400 bird species and over 25,000 species of orchids. On Christmas the streets in Caracas are blocked off so the people can rollarblade to church!
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Some children miss school because they have to go with their parents to stand in long queues to buy food. They are so hungry that they fall asleep/faint at school.
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Today, when you arrive home, thank the person who prepared the lunch you took to school.
MARCH
VENEZUELA
Why do you think people in Venezuela use rollerblades?
Going home today you'll have 1 special H.W.
Don't forget to look into tomorrow's country!
MARCH
ARGENTINA
If you could dig a deep hole enough hole in China you would end up in Argentina. Pope Francis worked as a bar bouncer in the capital city. Lionel Messi described the day he met Pope Francis as "one of the most special days of my life"
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Over 600 people have been forced from their homes after flooding in Buenos Aires, Argentina, last December
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Today try to give up wasting your time and dedicate that time to some prayer with a Bible story.
MARCH
ARGENTINA
Discover how you can make better use of your time!
Guess where Pope Francis worked when still a student! What did Messi say when he met Pope Francis?
MARCH
INDIA
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More than 18 million people in India are slaves.
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Today try to reduce waste. Every time you throw away something remember the people & children who live off waste recycling around the world.
India is expected to be the world's most populous country by 2050, with 1.6 billion people. The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India. In West Bengal, India, cows must have a Photo ID Card. 1/2 of the stadium for Mother Teresa's funeral was reserved for poor people.
MARCH
INDIA
Which animal has an ID Card in India?
Don't waste your waste!
MARCH
NORTH KOREA
North Koreans eat ‘corn-rice’ as their staple food. North Koreans may only choose from 28 approved haircuts. North Korea has the world’s largest stadium, boasting a seating capacity of 150,000 & also the world's largest flagpole bearing the North Korean flag.
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1 of every 4 children lacks enough food since the government rations the amount of food given to the population.
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'As the Father has loved me so have I loved you'. Today spend some quiet time thinking how God loves you.
MARCH
NORTH KOREA
If you had to go and live in North Korea you might need to change your hairstyle. Why?
When was the last time you spent a few minutes with God?
MARCH
NEPAL
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More than 1 in 5 Nepalese children are underweight due to poverty & malnutrition.
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Today help out with a chore another person (at home or at school)) doesn't really like to do.
8 out of 10 of the world's highest mountains are found in Nepal. Nepal's flag is the only national flag which is not square or rectangle. Saturday is the only official weekend day. Less than 1/2 the population understand Nepalese!
MARCH
NEPAL
If you lived in Nepal you'd probably hope Saturdays never end :) Why?
There are some chores no one really likes to do! How can you help?
MARCH
RUSSIA
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Around 50,000 homeless children wander in Moscow's streets begging for money and sleeping above one of the metro air-vents.
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Today when you're about to complain about something stop & focus on thanking God/another person for something you have enjoyed today.
Largest country in the world, 77% of which is cold Siberia. Russia has the world’s largest area of forest. Basketball, ice hockey and football are popular sports in Russia. It is a criminal offence to drive around in a dirty car in Russia.


MARCH
RUSSIA
Why keep your car clean?
MARCH
ISRAEL
Santa Claus receives letters in the North Pole. Who receives them in Israel?
APRIL
LEBANON
Which fact is a joke?
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MARCH
ISRAEL
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While the Jewish children are well educated & supported by the country Arab children receive a poor instruction and have a high dropout rate.
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Today prepare a card for an old relative or neighbour and post it to them secretly or by hand.
The two national languages are Hebrew & Arabic. Every year, 1,000 letters arrive in Jerusalem, Israel, addressed to God. The Dead Sea in Israel is the lowest point on earth, at 1,315 feet below sea level at its lowest point.
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LEBANON
The first alphabet was created in Lebanon. The creators of Tom & Jerry are originally Lebanese. You are expected to eat everything you are presented at table. Lebanon is the country that has the most books written about it.
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10% of children in Lebanon do not attend school. For the others, the quality of education and of school buildings leaves much to be desired.
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Today with all the family, say please, sorry, thank you for things you have experienced this weekend.
Happy April Fool! one of the below is a joke. Tell us about it on: sacprimarychaplaincy@gmail.com
APRIL
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More than half a million people have no one who speaks their language and can tell them of Christ.
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Turn on your friend/teacher/family member and tell him/her thank you for something. Then spend some moments in silence praying for him/her.
MOZAMBIQUE
Mozambique is the only country with a one word name that includes all vowels. Half the people are U/17. The oldest building in the southern hemisphere is here - the Chapel of Our Lady of Baluarte.
APRIL
We usually take the gift of the Bible & of others for granted. Today let it be a different day!
MOZAMBIQUE
What do you think is the oldest building in the World's South?
APRIL
SOUTH SUDAN
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Yesterday afternoon UNICEF said it's helping 30,000 children under 5 years of age living in famine.
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Today try to postpone eating something you like. Until you eat it remember the people who are living in S.Sudan and Jesus' words ... 'Whoever eats this bread will live forever'
South Sudan is the world's newest country, only 5 years old. 83% of the population lives in circular stick and mud structures called “tukels”, rustic cottages with no windows. It hosts giraffes, rhinos & elephants.
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SOUTH SUDAN
How old is the youngest country in the world?
Today try to be close to children living in famine.
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SOMALIA
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“School life expectancy” is 3 years for boys & 2 for girls. Many children end up in poverty/child soldiers
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Thank the Lord for Peace ... What is peace for you? (Get help from an adult to understand this question). Pray for countries who don't have our same experience, pray for all the child soldiers in the world.
Some parts of Somalia have temperatures >45 degrees Celsius. Camels provide meat, milk, transportation, income, & status for those who own one.
APRIL
Who said its hot in Malta?
What is peace all about?
APRIL
ETHIOPIA
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Only 1 in 10 children go to secondary school due to financial problems.
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'Jesus loved the outcasts' Today think of one child or adult who is suffering or is often left out. Try to help him, a smile or a tap on the shoulder might be a good start!
Coffee was discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder after seeing them 'dancing' after eating from the plant. 70% of African mountains are found here. An Ethiopian runner won twice the Olympic marathon running barefoot!
APRIL
If you go to a sports activity & you forget your running shoes don't worry!
Is one of your classmates, or other person often left out?
APRIL
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Many children living eg in the Amazon still don't have access to school and/or doctors/hospitals.
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Today let's fast from taking too much food or second helping at meals. Let's remember people suffering all over the world and ask Our Lady to help them with our prayer.
The Amazon river is the longest river in the world. Maltese MSSP missionaries have been working for almost 50 years with poor people in Arequipa. The day of a baby's first haircut is a party occasion, with presents given to the boy/girl.
PERU
The journey continues till Easter Saturday.
EASTER COMPETITION on the ACCOMPANY
APRIL
What happens on a baby's first haircut in Peru?
On the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows let's keep all people who are suffering in our prayers.
PERU
The journey continues till Easter Saturday.
EASTER COMPETITION on the ACCOMPANY
APRIL
Looking for a comfortable pillow? Read what the Egyptians did.
Thousands of children are today walking to flee from their country, pray for them.
APRIL
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Many Libyan people including children have to walk thousands of kilometres with little food & water in the hope of finding a better life in Egypt.
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Today while praying with your family at mealtime remember people in need, especially children who have to flee from their country and walk long distances.
The world's oldest dress was found in Egypt and is 5,000 y.o. Ancient egyptians slept on pillows made of stone. On average only 2.5cm of rain falls on Egypt every year. One man called his child Facebook after the 2011 revolution.
APRIL
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More than 100,000 children in France suffer neglect or mistreatment in their homes.
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When they got on the top of the hill the soldiers tore off Jesus' clothes. Today while you dress up or change, say a prayer for children who have few clothes to wear. Thank God for your clothes and put them away neatly.
France is the most visited country in the world (82mln tourists). There's a Coffee Shop in France where not saying "hello" &"please" makes your coffee more expensive. In 2016 France opened the 1st solar panel road.
APRIL
Don't forget your 'please' & 'thank you'! It might cost you a lot
In his passion Jesus' clothes were torn off ... pray using your clothes today
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A number of immigrant children are not helped out at school and so easily drop out.
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Use your imagination in prayer. Picture yourself as someone meeting Jesus as he carries the cross. Imagine your reaction and response to Jesus.
APRIL
The 3 colours of Iceland's flag represent: Red: The island's volcanic fires. White The snow & ice fields Blue: the ocean. It is home to around 200 volcanoes and it has a 1/3 of lava flows found on Earth. 10% of the land is covered by either cooled lava beds or glaciers. Iceland has rules on what to name your baby.
ICELAND
If you had a brother or sister what would you call him?
If you had to meet Jesus carrying the cross what would you say?
APRIL
ICELAND
APRIL
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Almost 1/2 of the Syrian children living in Turkey are not going to school. Risking that they won't have the skills to rebuild their country when war is over.
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Jesus was nailed to the cross ... look at your hands and imagine the suffering Jesus suffered just with the nails. Kneel down in front of the cross and thank him for his suffering for us.
3% of Turkey is in Europe 97% is in Asia. Santa Claus was born in Turkey in the 3rd Century AD. Our 'Helwa tat-Tork' originated from Turkey. Jelly beans began as an American version of the “Turkish Delight”.
APRIL
What do the 'helwa tat-tork', jelly beans & Santa Claus have to do with Turkey?
Spend some time praying in front of the cross. Look into the next slide to see how
APRIL
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The United Kingdom with 9.4 tons of carbon dioxide/peron/year is one of the worst pollution situations in the world. This effects the health of many especially children.
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Simon of Cyrene helped Jesus carry the cross ... today try to think of someone who is suffering and plan and do one action you can do to help him/her.
Kids in the UK spend less time outside than prisoners. Windsor castle is the longest occupied castle in Europe. The company who maintains the Big Ben has staff on-call 24 hrs just in case something happens. if you reach your 100th birthday, you get a personalized card from the Queen.
UNITED KINGDOM
APRIL
What can you expect on your 100th Birthday in the UK?
Can you help Jesus carry the cross?
UNITED KINGDOM
APRIL
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Albania is one of the poorest countries in Europe, a 1/4 of the population living in extreme poverty.
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Today we remember Jesus dying on the cross. Spend some time in silence just looking at Jesus on the cross. And remember how much he loves you.
The most popular children’s game is Hide & Seek. Mother Theresa was Albanian-Indian. Albanians agree by shaking their head, and disagree by nodding. Yes means no and no means yes. Xhiro, is an official evening walk where everyone comes out to stretch their legs & chat with their neighbours.
ALBANIA
APRIL
Today spend some time in silence with Jesus on the cross ...
Yes means no and No means yes in Albania!? And by the way what does Xhiro mean?
ALBANIA
APRIL
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More than 1 in 4 children in Malta still live in risk of poverty ... harming their upbringing at different levels.
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Today sit quietly next to Our Lady and speak to her on how she felt when Jesus died ... Pray for yourself, your country and the world you've travelled!
The name 'Malta' is derived from a greek word referring to a unique Maltese honey. We have the oldest free-standing structures in the world. 75 years ago a bomb penetrated the 3rd largest unsupported church dome in Europe without exploding (Mosta).The 1st car was brought to Gozo in 1907
MALTA
APRIL
Would there be something you still don't know about home?
Today stay in silence with Mary next to Jesus ...
MALTA
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