Walter's Flying Bus

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#774: “Walter's Flying Bus”
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16You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit--fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.

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Walter's Flying Bus

“Walter's Flying Bus,” an Adventures in Odyssey Club exclusive, is episode #774 of the Adventures in Odyssey audio series. It was written by Bob Hoose, and was originally released on October 1, 2015.

Summary

Whit uses the Inspiration Station to send Camilla to Uganda, where she meets a courageous young orphan with special needs, big dreams and a jungle full of amazing friends.

Plot

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Discussion Questions

  1. In "Walter's Flying Bus," Camilla got the chance to pet a lion! What’s the wildest animal you’ve ever been close to?
  2. What did you think of the chorus of voices that Whit invented to help narrate the story?
  3. Camilla felt less important than everyone else in her family (like an unneeded appendix). Name a few of the many things that make you valuable, both to your family and elsewhere. Then take turns sharing what you value in one another.
  4. Walter dreamed of being “something wonderful.” For him, that meant becoming a bus driver and helping his friends find families. What’s your dream? How will fulfilling your dream help others? Have someone read Psalm 37:4.
  5. If you could enlist animals to help you tackle a big job, what would that project be? And which animals would you want as helpers?
  6. Discuss Walter’s African proverb: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Then read Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.
  7. How did it feel to hear about the challenges facing Walter and his friends? Do you know someone who struggles with a disability, yet has a joyful heart?
  8. Whit pointed out that Walter is joyful because he doesn’t feel sorry for himself. How can we feel sorry for ourselves despite the many ways God has blessed us? What can you do to break that habit?
  9. Do you know someone with a dream? What can you do to encourage that person or help them make their dream a reality?

Cast

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Camilla Parker Michaela Dean
John Whittaker Andre Stojka
Walter Andre Robinson
Rachel Unknown
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Camilla Parker Michaela Dean
John Whittaker Andre Stojka
Walter Andre Robinson
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Olivia Parker Camilla Parker
Matthew Parker Camilla Parker
David Parker Camilla Parker
Wally Haggler Camilla Parker
Eva Parker Camilla Parker


Notes

Allusions
  • Whit's chorus of child narrators was probably inspired by the traditional Greek chorus.
Trivia
  • Walter quotes what he refers to as an African proverb which says: "If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." The proverb in question was quoted just after the release of this episode by Senator Cory Booker in 2016 at the Democratic National Convention. It created a bit of a controversy when experts on the continent's literature and art were unable to trace its origins and complained that the proverb was being attributed to an entire continent, rather than a specific region or group of people. The proverb was also quoted by Al Gore in 2007 when accepting his Nobel Peace Prize - he joked later that he had made the quote up himself. Its origin may or not be the continent of Africa.

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