August 2009’s winner was Claire Czank, a fifth-grader at Holy Family Elementary School in Elmira. In response to What can we learn from the lives of Old Testament figures such as Elijah? Claire wrote: “We can learn from the lives of Old Testament figures such as Elijah that God is present in many ways. God can be what you most expect and what you least expect. We can find God in nature, animals, people, and objects. If we are open to God he will show himself to us.”
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