MK Explains Christianity to His Fourth-Grade Class

To most Australians, celebrating Easter means a four-day holiday vacation, a rare opportunity for an autumn camping trip. Few go to church and few recognize the spiritual significance of the holiday.

That’s why one of our missionary kids was so surprised when his fourth-grade teacher—who is not thought to be a believer—asked the class just prior to Easter if anyone knew what a Christian was. The boy, whose parents are missionaries in Fremantle, raised his hand and told the class that a Christian is somebody who believes in the one true God who made the earth and everything in it and believes that Jesus paid for our sins. The teacher then asked him to come up front and tell the class what Christians believe about Easter and why it’s so important to them. The fourth-grader told the class about Jesus dying on the cross and how He rose from the dead. The teacher then mentioned that he’d heard an interesting story about a good Samaritan, and asked him to share that with the class as well.

It’s such an encouraging reminder the Lord is at work using His own to share the truth with those who don’t yet know Him. Thank you for your role in helping extend global missions around the world. 

Staff in Perth Australia on May 25, 2017

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