"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Dear Mr. Govenor

I dont post much about Noah... what's there to say. To know him is to love him. Noah talks in facts- there is no grey. He didn't speak until he was 2 and then started in complete sentences. Noah has the vocabulary of a 29 year old (so they tell me), yet so often he has a hard time verbalizing, to get his many thoughts out the way he means to. Yet where is struggles verbally, he excels by writing. This is a letter he wrote at school today. Not an assignment, just something that has been on his mind to do. He has been talking about it for several days. This letter is a glimpse of the true Noah that so often isn't visible....

Dear Mr Govenor,
Hi, my name is Noah Thompson. I live in *** , Oregon. I go to school at *** Elementary and am in the 5th grade. I understand that the new 1 dollar coin is being manufactured to the public. All coins say "In God we trust", but the new 1 dollar coin does not. If I am given it I will refuse it. I will also encourage my family and friends to do the same. My family is a christian family and it would mean alot to me and most christian familys. Would you please try to encourage the govermnet to stop making the coins or put "In God we trust" on them.
Thank you. Sincerely your friend
PS please write back
hear are a list of people who agree with me on back...
(signed by his entire class)

Truly Noah will refuse this coin and woe be to anyone in this house if one turns up


as written by Barbara said...

Way to go Noah! I like your convictions... stand by them!!! I see one of those coins I will refuse it too. Thanks for drawing this to my attention.
Your Mom's friend from WCF,
Barbara Lyman

Sara Glaser said...
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Sara Glaser said...

I, too, applaud Noah for his convictions! But you may want to check out this link, as this is actually an e-rumor. http://www.snopes.com/politics/religion/dollarcoin.asp I have been collecting the dollar coins and they all have "In God We Trust" on the edge. It is actually being changed to the front or back of the coin in 2009. But way to go, Noah--we need more Christians who keep their eyes and ears open!

Rebecca said...

Noah! That is just awesome! We could all learn so much from kids.