Do you love stories? The team here at My Little Lamb sure does! We love being involved with sharing the greatest story ever and hearing stories of how My Little Lamb has made an impact in your life. Here, we would like to share our story …
In 2018, Willie Erasmus – a missionary who served in the Middle East at that time – had the idea of adding an audio player to a stuffed animal that could not easily be removed by children. He contacted our team and so an interesting conversation started that led to a fruitful relationship, even to this day.
After a process of brainstorming and product development, a cute and cuddly stuffed lamb with an internal audio player finally saw the light. The main mission of this little lamb was to share the Good News with children who have not heard about Jesus yet. And so the My Lost Sheep project was initiated. By partnering with churches and organizations, many lambs were sent to countries in Africa, South East Asia and the Middle East. The lamb was received with great delight by children (and adults alike!) and it succeeded in its mission – many people received Jesus as their Savior.
In 2020, two friends who are part of our team decided to build a brand specifically for Christian parents in the USA – parents who wanted a product that can help them train their children in the habit of listening to scripture daily and of turning to God’s word when they feel worried or scared. And that is how My Little Lamb came to be.
“When I was a little girl and I felt scared at night, my parents would play a CD for children that had scripture put to song. My favorite one was from Psalm 4:8. I still have it memorized. “I will lie down and sleep in peace for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” The song comforted me and the truth of God’s word shaped me, but what was really powerful was the habit itself of turning on the CD at night.
That nightly routine taught me that when I face the difficult emotions of fear or worry that I should turn to God’s words to guide me through them.
My parents didn’t brush aside my emotions. They gave me a powerful way to process them.
It’s the little habits, the daily rhythms, that we train our children in that they carry into their adulthood. They may forget our words, but the habits that we repeat over and over with them shape their character.
My Little Lamb, an audio-Bible for children, was designed to be a tool that parents can use to train their children in the habit of listening to scripture daily and of turning to God’s word when they feel worried or scared.
We hope that little ones will find comfort in snuggling with their favorite stuffed animal and listening to God’s truth read over them as they fall asleep at night. Children’s memories are incredible. Our vision is that, in the same way I vividly remember the Bible verses I listened to as a child, other children will hear the Bible and the truth in it will be planted deep in their hearts.”