During our stay in Tamworth, a country town in New South Wales, Australia, I had the honour of sharing my Testimony to Primary School aged children (7-11year olds), at a local church. I shared with them how, even though I had grown up in a Christian home, I didn’t know that I could have a relationship with God.
When I was about 7 or 8 years old, some visitors came to our Church and, for the first time, I heard that this was possible. I remember looking around the Church and thinking that there was nobody who could help me with this journey, so I didn’t do anything about it.
It wasn’t until I was 17 years old, that a school friend asked me the big question: “Who was on the throne of my life; me or God?”
I had to admit that it was me, but I wanted it to be God. We prayed together, and so began a lifelong relationship with my Heavenly Father.
I encouraged the children that they were in a place where there were many people who would be able to help them grow, if they decided they would like to have a relationship with God;
they didn’t have to wait till they were teenagers like I did.
Following my testimony there was time for the kids to ask questions. After a few about my story, one little girl put up her hand and asked, “What did you do to become a Christian?” I told her that I had just prayed a prayer. She then asked if she could pray that prayer too! A boy also wanted to pray,
so we got in a circle and prayed together, asking forgiveness for our sins and asking Jesus to be boss of our lives.
We thanked Him for dying on the cross so that our sins could be forgiven.
I love working with children. They are so open to the Gospel and so quick to respond to it. Later, I spoke with the young girl’s mother. She was very excited that her daughter had taken this step. She had not wanted to push her own faith onto her daughter, rather she wanted it to come from God’s conviction in her daughter’s life. This little girl will have great support in her life with God. I was just there to be the catalyst for this wonderful salvation.
by Kathy Kurylowicz
YWAM Newcastle All Generations DTS Student