You know the old saying, “Some people’s trash is other people’s treasures.” Well, our own Terecita Endencia is using recycled trash to help teach children about getting to heaven.
One day, Terecita saw two old posters leaning against the wall in the Development Office waiting to be thrown away. She suddenly remembered a game she played as a child in her native Philippines. She asked if she could have the posters and the Holy Spirit took over.
After carefully laying out a spiral square design on both boards, she meticulously cut out colorful squares and numbered them. She worked hard and measured twice to ensure the squares were sized and spaced evenly.
After gluing the squares along the spiral, she put additional instructions on some of the squares.
She named her game, “A Trip to Heaven”. The game consists of a series of 100 squares that lead to the final square: the eternal destination – Heaven!
Using a roll of a dice to advance, players move along life’s path. Along the way virtues will allow you to jump forward, while sin results in moving back.
Landing in Purgatory will cause you to lose six turns!
With two game boards ready to use, our aspiring gamer isn’t looking to make a fortune. Her return on investment is to save souls. “It’s a wonderful way to teach children about Heaven, Hell and Purgatory”, explained Terecita.
Great job Terecita, you can move ahead 10 spaces!