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Making Monsters to Heal | Group Kid Vid Cinema


You’re watching Lifetree Kids I’m Sam! And I’m Ben! And we make monsters! And we make monsters! This guy and this guy were the
first two monsters ever. This guy back here is my favorite. His name is Booger. And this my favorite monster. This is Blue Jean and she has a pocket in
the back of her so you can store things. “I’m a big candy corn.” “I’m going to eat you! Rahhh!” I do this because it’s fun. My dad, he works for World Relief, and they
resettle refugees. A refugee is someone who leaves their country
usually to escape something dangerous or hard. When they leave their country, they don’t
get to bring all of their favorite things. Being a refugee means starting all over, learning
a new language, making new friends, finding a new home. Imagine doing all of that without your favorite
things around you. When refugees come, they come with nothing. So we thought we’d send a couple of, like,
stuffed animals to them. So we posted that on Facebook, and people
wanted to buy them. And we came up with the idea of every time
we sell a monster, we donate one. We would make twins for every monster. This guys we would sell and then this guy
we would give to a person so it kind of started from there. First, Ben, he has to draw the monsters. So today I am basically sketching a guy that’s
based off another guy that my brother made. I get me ideas from like different TV shows
I like to watch. So after I am done drawing this, it will go to my brother. He will cut the fabric and sew it. The monsters all are really cute. They are really nice to snuggle because they
are really soft and everything. Ben and Sam also give cuddly monsters to kids
who are sick. These snuggly monsters really comfort the
kids through tough days. The kids who get them, they usually are going
through a hard time or, like, have a disease or something, or they are just refugees that had just
came here with nothing. So when they get a monster, it’s like they
can just have their own little thing that is just for them. Now I’m cutting off the edges that weren’t
sown so then it is easier to get inside of the monster and stuff him. This is the monster inside out. When we unfold him, he’s going to look like
this guy. This is the hardest part. And now I need to put eyes on him. Right here we have the eyes. I cut the little holes for the eyes. Right now, I am stuffing the monster. I know it’s full when you can’t push down
the stuffing any farther. Now I am just sowing up the monster. I like this part of it because it is really
easy. Ben and Sam know that a huggable monster can
comfort someone going through a hard time. They are living out what the Bible says about
that. In the book of 1 Corinthians, chapter 1 verse
4, it says, “He comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort others.” God has the power to comfort, and sometimes
God lets you share that power, too! Come on in! Hi! Hey! So I heard you broke your leg. Me and Sam, we made this for you. Oh thank you! I love it! How’d you do it? I drew it and then Sam sewed it. Monsters and people, they’re kind of one-in-the-same because everybody’s unique and every monster’s unique. Every monster that we make is totally unique
from another. Getting monsters is like getting hope. Hope is always good. When we go to an organization called “Realities
For Children”, they help kids that are, like, going through a hard time with their parents or
something. So I tend to think that some of the kids are,
um, go up to it and they just start hugging it a whole lot. We’ve probably given away more than a thousand,
yeah, about one thousand. We actually went to give them to a place called,
“World Relief” and we went to their Atlanta office. We actually got to see a couple of refugees
who had just been resettled there. And I remember giving it to them and they
were all super excited for it. They didn’t know it was their’s cause they
had, like, never owned something for themselves. So that felt really good to see them smiling
and see them super happy about it. It felt really good to see that. Ahh! Oh!

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