A ten year old boy looked at me and stated proudly, “I’m a walking Bible.” To this I encouraged him and replied, “You sure are amazing when it comes to memorizing Bible verses. Keep up the good work!” Now, the boy doesn’t have the entire Bible memorized, but for a child that age living in the most unsavory area of Winnipeg’s North End, the amount of Bible knowledge he has within him is very good. This comes from years of attending Bible based summer camps that UGM sponsors. It also comes from his constant attendance at the Family Life Centre’s after school program which teaches the Gospel at every session.
It demonstrates that people can be reached and taught about Christ no matter where they live and what their circumstances may be. This young boy says he has accepted Jesus as his savior. That is so, so beautiful to hear. Let’s not slack off in presenting the Gospel to the lost people of Winnipeg, no matter where they may reside, or how old they are.
“So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” –Romans 10:17