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Hannah and Elkanah loved their little boy Samuel very much. When he was very young they took him to study with a priest named Eli. Eli lived in a temple. Samuel learned from Eli all about God and His goodness. Studying with Eli was sort of like being in Sunday School every day.
Samuel's mom and dad would come to see him. Every year his mom brought him a coat (see I Sam. 2:19) that she had made for him. It was like the long robes worn by persons of importance. It was an honor for a boy to have such a nice coat.
Samuel's mom knew that he was very precious to God. How did she know? Maybe because it was clear to her that he was an answer to her prayer to God, our dear Father-Mother. The Bible tells us she "called his name Samuel, saying, Because I have asked him of the Lord" (I Sam. 1:20).
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