Around this time, I started working with the Christian Reformed Church in illustrating their school curriculum booklets. This was an ongoing project that lasted for several years, in an on-again, off-again basis. Usually these came in bundles of anywhere from 5 to 25 illustrations at a time, and were in many different styles and formats. This particular one appears to be some sort of writing/drawing activity, filling in the blanks in the story. The purple background wasn’t part of my original illustration, but it appears that the designer used scizzors to cut out my art and paste it to a piece of purple construction paper.
The middle east map below was another one from this same early batch of illustrations.