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Jonah tries to run away

Jonah, Nineveh and the great fish.
Contributed by Lambsongs
Story also available on our translated websites: Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Hindi
This is a story found in the Bible about a man who didn’t want to do what God told him. – Slide 1
God told Jonah to go to Nineveh and tell everyone to stop doing bad things. Jonah didn’t want to go to Nineveh. So, he tried to run away from God. – Slide 2
Jonah got into a boat to go far across the sea, where he thought God couldn’t find him. But God is everywhere! – Slide 3
A big storm began to rock the boat. The sailors were scared. Jonah knew that God had sent the storm. He told the sailors to throw him into the sea. – Slide 4
But God sent a big fish. It opened its mouth wide and swallowed up Jonah! It wasn’t nice inside the fish. – Slide 5
Jonah prayed. He was sorry for running away from God. He promised to do what God had said and go to Nineveh. – Slide 6
‘Thank you God for saving me! I will never try to hide from you again.’ The big fish took Jonah to dry land. – Slide 7
Jonah told the people of Nineveh how much God loved them. The people were so glad to hear about God and said they would stop doing bad things. – Slide 8
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