Hi, I am 12 years old, and some people might think that’s too young to do anything, but have I got a testimony to tell today. See I go to this camp every year and it’s a place where adults can’t tell you you’re a kid you can’t participate or no this is for grownups. And ever since the first or second year of camp (this is my 4th) I felt that I was being called to be a missionary.
I figured out that I had two places that kinda stuck out to me. Africa and nursing homes. Anyway, the one day came up when I went onto a site and met a friend. He lived in Texas, and I lived in Maryland. He was apparently very popular in school, so I thought he was very lucky, not knowing that I’d be proved wrong the very next day.
The next day I said hi and he said I’m sad. I asked why. He went on and on about how he wanted to kill himself and how his life was meaningless. Then I thought up to God and said yes!!! This must be my opportunity while being scared and sad for him at the same time.
I said if you really do have nothing else to live for, live for Jesus. He said you know I’m not a Christian and I said it doesn’t matter. He asked me if here’s a god out there that loves me then why is my life so screwed up. I said I can’t tell you about how hard my life is, but I can tell you a true story about people who had it worse than you and still had faith. So, I told him the story of Hudson Taylor.
At the end he said that he had felt better and enjoyed the story. I was happy yet disappointed. Going through that experience made me realize if you tell someone a story, they’re not gonna wanna get saved right away. Today I still talk to him and am still trying to get him saved.
You did not save his soul, but you probably saved his live!
You shouldn’t feel disappointed at all. You are doing exactly what God is leading you to do. You are planting that seed in his life. It was at that moment you saved his life so that he could move closer to salvation. Thank you for sharing.