She is 85. Every week this dear woman and her husband place their two folding chairs under a tree in the large grassy area of their apartment complex. Little children are invited to sit on a blanket to hear Trudy and Clarence tell a Bible story.
Most of these children from the apartments are unchurched. This is the first time some of them have heard the story of Jesus and His love for them. It’s the first time they’ve heard about His miracles and His sinless life. They are learning that we are all sinners destined to be separated from God for all eternity, unless we have a Savior. They learn that Jesus came to earth to be our Savior.
Sometimes Trudy and Clarence bring props and costumes so the children can act out a story from the Bible. Often the parents come to watch and listen. The story time takes less than an hour, but every Friday after school the children come.
Mario is a young man from church who wants to learn to share his faith with confidence. He has begun helping them. They now alternate with one telling the story and another doing the review of last week’s story. Story time with the kids has brought great joy to these precious saints. They love the children. Moreover, the children love them!
- Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
- What do you think about this idea for reaching unchurched children? Would it work where you live?
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