The Eight Year Old Evangelist

Yesterday, while I was at work, Michelle, my youngest, stormed into the house.  “I have bad news,” she said.  “The people over there aren’t even Christians.”

She had been playing with the new neighbor kids and she looked upset and frustrated as only an eight year old can.  “They can’t go to hell,” she said.  “I’m going to tell them about Jesus.”  And with that she grabbed her NIV Discoverer’s Bible and put it under her arm and marched out.

Vero, my wife, turned to Melanie, our eleven year old, and said, “Do you think she realizes that her Bible is in English?”  We live in Argentina and the neighbors, of course, speak Spanish.

When I heard about it the next day, I was full of curiosity.  “What happened?” I asked my wife but she didn’t know.  Maybe twenty minutes later she saw Michelle playing in the pool with the neighbor kids as if nothing had happened.

I would have given my right arm to be a fly on the wall when she walked into the neighbor’s house to tell them about Jesus.  Was she going to talk to the kids or to the parents?  I didn’t know but I bet God was wearing one of his biggest smiles that day.


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The Eight Year Old Evangelist by Bert A. Amsing.  Used with permission.
Excerpt from Jesus was an Alien (and Other Stories of Faith) by Bert A. Amsing
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