Day 7 Bumps in the Night

Satya's Story

My name is Satya.

I am 11 years old and I live in a small village in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

My father works as a tailor and my mother takes care of me and my younger brother.

A few years ago my parents became Christians, and I often watch my mother praying to Jesus and reading from God's Word. She always looks so happy when she prays.

I was invited to a Children's Bible Club. On the first day, I learned the songs very quickly. So, I started leading the children in singing. Soon, I also began telling Bible stories to the younger children in the village.

At the Club, I came to know Jesus as my Savior. I also learned how to pray. Every day, whenever I find the time, I pray to the Lord Jesus.

I love to pray better than anything else!

I pray at school, too. Once, as I was praying during lunch time, one of my friends noticed and started praying with me. Many of my friends have experienced answered prayers. This news spread to kids in other classes at my school - and they started coming to me, asking me to pray for them, too.

When my teacher heard what was going on, she encouraged me to keep praying. But she does not want me to get in trouble, so she tells me to pray behind a closed door. I do not care where I pray - I know God hears every prayer!

My teacher does not know Jesus, but sometimes she also brings me prayer requests! The Lord has given me a great passion to pray for every person. I have a special burden to pray for my friends and other children.

I pray that through my life, many people will come to know Jesus as their Savior, too.