The Big Move

by Alexandra, 12, England

Two years ago, my family and I moved from Virginia to Dubai. Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates, near Saudi Arabia.

My dad accepted a job there for a few months, and after he was done we would move to London, England. When I heard the news, I wasn’t sure what to think. It seemed so strange to move all the way across the ocean, first to Dubai and then to London. I knew God would take care of us, but I was still a little terrified!

A verse that really reassured me is Deuteronomy 31:6:

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified . . . for the Lord your God goes with you.”

We lived in Dubai for 2 1/2 months and then boarded a plane to London. By that time, I was sure God was watching over us. This journey has made me a much stronger Christian.

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