Jonah was a wise prophet who lived in Israel. He loved, obeyed, and spread the word of God.
Jonah loved God, he followed his teachings, and prayed to God all the time.
Nineveh was a neighboring country of Israel, the people in this country were known to be very evil. They didn't obey, or follow God. They did bad things, they were cruel , greedy, and were always fighting with other people.
One day, God spoke to Jonah and called for his service.
There is a place called Nineveh, where people do evil things. Their actions anger me and I will destroy them in 40 days. You need to go to the city and tell the people about me. I trust you.
Very well my Lord, as you wish.
Jonah was very troubled by what God has asked of him. He was happy that God had decided to destroy Nineveh, they were the enemies of Israel. He did not believe that he could change their ways. But then, how could he disobey God. Jonah finally decided he would not go to Nineveh. He got scared and escaped Israel. He tried to hide from God.
Jonah traveled far lands, finally he reached the sea shore where he saw a ship heading to another city across the sea.
Umm, I guess so.
Can I come along with you guys on this trip, I don't mind where you're going.