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Dear Boys and Girls,

Once upon a time, there was a poor widow who had one little girl. They were very poor, and so the mother worked hard by sewing for other people, and this is how she earned money for food.

The little girl watched her mother, day in and day out, sewing. Even when she was tired or ill the mother carried on working. One day when her mother had gone out, the little girl, who was called Betty, thought of a good plan to help her mummy, and she started on the big pile of sewing and mending. How happy she was helping her mum!

Later on that night, when Betty was tucked up in her bed, her mother sat down to get on with her work. As she looked at it, a big tender smile came on her face. You see, all the work Betty had done was all a mess. She wasn't a very good sewer, and her mummy had to unpick all that work and make it right. But that didn't matter to her mother. Her heart filled up with love for her little girl, because she saw that she had tried her best, and that made all the difference.

You know, boys and girls, it is good to try and help others, especially our mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters. But most of all, it is good to serve God and do the best we can for Him. Don't be put off by thinking that you are not bright, or clever, or rich - or any of those things. All that you are to do is to love the Lord Jesus and try your best for Him.

“O dearly, dearly has He loved,
    And we must love Him too;
And trust in His redeeming blood,
    And try His works to do.”

           Mrs Seaton.

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