The squeals of laughter and songs of joy drifting from the other side of the gate intrigued Qia, but she was too frightened to pass through the entrance and discover their source. She could only summon enough courage to peer through the small gate, her view partially blocked. When the woman inside noticed Qia and called out to her, inviting her to come inside, Qia quickly ran away.
Still, Qia returned to her watch post each Sunday, her curiosity growing.
“If you want to attend the Sunday school, you are welcome to join with all your friends,” encouraged the woman. What would happen if Qia finally accepted the teacher’s invitation?
One day she could no longer resist the temptation. For the first time, Qia passed through the gate and found herself welcomed into the Sunday school program of a local Gospel for Asia (GFA) church. She discovered that the teacher who had so kindly invited her time and time again was named Saar, and she learned the words to the joyous songs she’d heard from the other side of the gate. Qia heard about a mighty God who tells His people to “fear not.” After that first visit, Qia began to regularly attend Sunday school.
But there was a reason it had taken her so long to walk through that gate.
Learn more about the Sunday School Ministry – Sunday schools can pioneer ministry work in a village. Sometimes when missionaries go into a village, the only ones willing to listen to the Good News are the children.
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