Tribute: Spring in the Children’s Hearts

My dad received this beautiful revelatory tribute after the passing of my mom, Hazel Hoskins. This prophetic dream was given to a leading Bible teacher in a persecuted country we have worked with for many years. To protect identities, we’ve changed names and locations noted in italics below.

Dear Bob, We are very sorry after learning the news that your beloved wife has left us. We were told this unfortunate news by a brother who is on business in a nearby country, and he is also very grieved. Dear Bob, we really don’t know how to alleviate your sorrow, but we hope this letter could bring the special comfort from our country to you.

I would like to tell you that I recently met your beloved wife in a very special place. About 20 days ago, I had a dream that I went to a port in my country. In this dream I was going to move my home onto a huge and brand-new passenger ship. As brother in Christ and I were moving things onto the ship; I suddenly saw you and your wife, Hazel, on board as well!

You were leading a group of kids, many of them had black skin, and there were also kids of other skin colors from various continents of the world. You embarked but could not find your spaces. I told you I knew where to go, so I took you into a cabin with a very large room, just on the floor of the deck.

There was nothing in this large cabin, so you would need to decorate and lay out the room all by yourself. I went back to my own room for decoration and layout, but I soon returned to your room again wanting to help you because I couldn’t imagine how could you handle it with so many kids on your hands!

I saw that your room had been completely decorated and laid out! Within so short time, you had gotten carpet, chandeliers, stove, dining table, cabinet and chairs in your room. There were several bunk beds beds with pure white bed sheets and bedding. The kids were already playing games in a circle.

The sky was blue outside the cabin, bright sunshine shone into windows, your wife was smiling and carrying a big tray of food. She gently asked the kids to clean their hands and to eat. I was totally surprised and I said to you, “you are so brilliant, everything is ok in so short a time!” I saw you were looking at your beloved wife with admiring eyes, and you told me, “I could do nothing, all depended on my talented wife!” I said, “Really, I have never seen such a talented and happy woman!”

Dear Bob, this is how I saw your beloved wife! It’s a grace from God!

Your wife continues to look after those kids from all over the world in our Lord’s world. Your lifetime of service has brought the light of God to the kids. All will be recorded in God’s Book of Life as God has already opened the beautiful records and shown me.

Brother in Christ’s daughter has been working very hard on the Bible App for Kids and she asked me to tell you that she has collected all the armor of God and badges! She only has the last task left for the most difficult ark, for it’s very challenging to collect the arks!

She faithfully recounted the story about Mordecai, Esther, Haman and the King saying, “one should not harm others, the one who harms others will finally get him or herself harmed.” She also said, “Lord Jesus will be born from Israel, so Haman wants to kill all the Israelites. It’s not allowed by God, so Haman is executed.” BraveAndBeautifulQueen_Scene8_BG She also asked me when would Grandpa Bob come to our country again? She said she would play piano for grandpa Bob as an award for making such a wonderful Bible game for kids. And she wanted to encourage grandpa. She also said Grandpa Bob should also offer her an award when you come to our country’s capital city again, and she hoped you could present her with a most beautiful Bible!

I told her, that Grandpa Bob’s wife, our beloved grandma had passed away. She said grandma was together with Lord Jesus and was very well! Hazelcoffee Dear Bob, in your time of sorrow, remember the Gospel brought by you and your wife to the children all over the world over many years. Remember the spring forever in the children’s hearts.

Love always,

Family in Christ


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Rob Hoskins

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Rob Hoskins is the President of OneHope. Since taking leadership of OneHope in 2004 he has continued to advance the vision of God’s Word. Every Child by partnering with local churches to help reach more than 1.5 BILLION children and youth worldwide with a contextualized presentation of God’s Word.

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