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TIME TO READ - HITTING

TIME TO READ - HITTING THE JACKPOT I decided to play the number in two different lotteries. The next day I went back to the same place but my number was not on the list of winning numbers. This time, again, there were three lottery choices, but in a flash of inspiration I realized that playing the same number in several lotteries would be a lack of faith. So, I picked only one, Cruz Roja. On Holy Wednesday, the third day, after having run some errands downtown, I told my wife and kids to stop by the lotto place. I wanted to play the number again. When I went into the place, I felt a magic energy running through my body. I could hardly believe my eyes, the number I had played the day before was right up there, on the list of winning numbers. I had hit the jackpot. Holding my son´s hand, I told my wife and kids, “This is what the power of our subconscious mind can do.” Today, as I look back in time, I firmly believe that experience was a gift of the Lord. It was not just my subconscious mind, but His grace that caused everything to happen. The next week, my friend, my cousin, my sister, and even the young lady who sold me the winning number were helped as I had seen it in my dream a few days ago. All my debts were paid, too. My economic rebirth was a great relief, but it was nothing compared to my spiritual rebirth. 40

TIME TO READ - HITTING THE JACKPOT After Reading Activity 1 Which statements are true, according to the story? Put a checkmark next to each true statement. 1- The main character lived alone in the United States. 2- Soon after he arrived, he began looking for a job. 3- He doesn´t have any children. 4- He likes to help others. 5- He doesn´t believe in God. 6- He bought a book called The Power of your Subconscious Mind. 7- The story took place during Holy Week. 8- His wife saw the winning number. Activity 2 Put the following events in the right chronological order, from past to present. Some people were helped as I had seen it in my dream a few days ago. I told my wife and kids to stop by the lotto place. I wanted to play the number again. I hit the jackpot. After having lived in the United States for the last three years, my family and I had returned to Colombia. When our savings had been spent, I had to borrow money from some friends. On the night of Palm Sunday I fell into a deep sleep, having a moment of clairvoyance. 41