A Young Boy was Challenged after Seeing "JESUS"

I love to volunteer with the four- and five-year-olds at my church on Sundays. Kids have a beautiful way of accepting the truth without feeling weighed down by other knowledge or circumstances like adults. Kids grasp the simplicity of God's love and forgiveness without doubts.

While on a trip to South America, I had the privilege of talking with an 8-year-old boy who was apparently feeling convicted by what Jesus did for him. Here is the story:

As people were putting away the chairs following the "JESUS" film showing, I noticed an empty chair next to a boy who was sitting, looking rather serious while his friends stood nearby goofing off.

I sat down next to him and learned that his name was *Leroy and that he was nine years old. Leroy was the only member of his family to have gone to the film showing. I asked him what he thought of the film or if he had questions about what he saw. The question he asked surprised me.

"When I die, what will God charge against me?"

Leroy was feeling guilty and convicted because the gospel message had touched his heart and mind.

I explained to Leroy that Jesus loved him and wanted to die in his place. By acknowledging Jesus was now his Savior, Leroy could be assured of forgiveness and eternal life with Jesus. I asked Leroy if he wanted to accept Jesus as his Savior.

He nodded his head and answered a firm, "Yes."  So, we bowed our heads, folded our hands, and young Leroy prayed to accept Christ that night.

I told him that according to Bible, he had become a child of God! He smiled and blushed.

If you have children or would be interested in sharing "The Story of Jesus for Children," you can do so by showing the film on the site or purchasing the DVD!

A recent graduate from Wright State University in Ohio, Sarah Olsen, graduated with a degree in mass communication and is excited to combine her passions for God, writing and travel with Jesus Film Project. Olsen has written for an integrated broadcasting, publishing and digital media company, and as a student reporter for her university. You can find additional publications at Dayton.com and Wright.edu/newsroom. After interning with Jesus Film Project for two years, she has decided to join staff with the ministry. She enjoys learning about other cultures, watching movies, eating ice cream and being outdoors.

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