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Encouraging A Brand-New Believer

New believing children can often face opposition or ridicule from friends or even family. That can make it even more important that they have a positive experience the first time they tell someone about their decision.

Get into the habit of asking children who have just received Christ as Savior to go and tell one of your co-workers what he has just done. (Some children may want you to go with them.) Be sure it is someone that will be excited and encourage the child. Likewise, you be prepared for one of your co-workers to send a child to you for the same reason.

Probably the best encouraging statement I have heard was from an Army Chaplain we worked with during an army housing development’s Vacation Bible School. When we sent children to him to tell him that they had just become a child of God, he responded with, “Wow, that’s great! That’s the most important thing you will ever do in your entire life!”

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