Valencia, CA (PRWEB) April 9, 2006
To celebrate Easter and to further their mission of teaching 10 million children Bible stories, one2believe designers of the Messengers of Faith Bible character dolls introduces Esther Queen of Persia and announces a huge giveaway of free dolls valued at over $200,000 on Easter weekend at four key locations.
The four organizations participating in the free doll giveaway are Church on the Way in Van Nuys California, The City of Compton in Compton California, Stevenson Ranch Community Church in Santa Clarita California and Lakewood Church in Houston Texas.
Pastor Jack Hayford’s Church on the Way will be providing 4,000 free dolls to children on the Saturday before Easter. Pastor Hayford has personally endorsed one2believe and the Messengers of Faith Dolls saying "This Company has a heart for children. They have made a product that encourages children to open their Bibles. What a great resource for parents, grandparents, or anyone who has children in their life. I give this product my highest endorsement."
City of Compton Councilwoman Yvonne Arceneaux, who has praised one2believe and the Messengers of Faith Dolls since she received donated dolls last Christmas, will provide 3,500 Messengers of Faith dolls to children who attend Compton’s Spring Celebration 2006 at Gonzalez Park.
Stevenson Ranch Community Church, located in one2believe’s own home town will participate by giving away 1,000 free dolls during their annual Easter Egg hunt at Dr. Richard Rioux Memorial Park in Santa Clarita California. Michelle Moline, the churches children’s pastor said "I am really excited about this opportunity to join with one2believe. I think that this will be an awesome outreach for the community." The church egg hunt is a huge celebration with over 9,000 eggs, pictures with the Easter bunny and inflatables.
The final participating church happens to be one of the largest churches in America. Joel Osteen’s Lakewood church, located in Houston Texas will accept 2,000 dolls from one2believe to give to children who attend their church on Easter weekend.
As mentioned one2believe also introduces Esther Queen of Persia to the Messengers of Faith line that already includes Jesus, Moses, Mary and David. Esther, who became Queen when King Xerxes fell in love with her, courageously helped save her people when she informed the King of a plot to kill all the Jews. Available for purchase at http://www.messengersoffaith.net since March 1st, Esther has already received glowing reviews from parents. Jen Igarashi, a home-school mom of six and the Senior Editor of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine said “If you give your children gifts for Easter, a doll from the Messengers of Faith series would be a perfect choice. My daughter likes Esther a lot (we both do). She read through the book of Esther the week before I gave her the doll, so she thought that was special. She likes how the doll recites verses from the book.”
Another home-school mom Jennifer Olmstead mentioned that Esther, who is especially pretty would make an excellent substitute for a Barbie doll.” After her children had some time to play with a Messengers of Faith Jesus doll Mrs. Olmstead said that her “two youngest children trusted Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour.” She wondered “Did the doll help? Who knows? At the very least, it helped us gain insight to where those little girls were in their understanding, just by listening to their play.”
David Socha, founder of one2believe is delighted that the dolls are making an impact with families; “stories like these are the exact reason we designed the Messengers of Faith dolls. I felt in my heart that the dolls would provide parents a new way to bring their children closer to faith and to hear that happening is extremely gratifying.”
one2believe, a premier developer of high-quality Christian educational resources and a division of Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Company, is devoted to the Biblical education of children. They have designed Messengers of Faith, a line of scripture speaking Bible character dolls fashioned after Jesus, Moses, Mary, David and Esther that teach children the Bible one character at a time. one2believe can be found on the internet at http://www.one2believe.com and is located in Valencia, CA.
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