As a result, they had to move out of their nice home and into a more affordable home in the poorer part of town. Thankfully, his mom got a job as a janitor at a local daycare, which has been a blessing.
Recently, one of Tongai’s friends invited him to go to Sunday school. He agreed to go. He says, “I only agreed to attend because there was going to be a lot of goodies for us to eat as well as prizes he said we were going to win.” But when Tongai attended church, he learned about how much Jesus Christ loves him.
“At the beginning, the teacher taught us about a friend who would never leave us no matter what, and one who would never judge us or laugh at us.” He continues, “When she told us about how Jesus is our friend forever, and how, although we cannot see Him, He stays in us and helps us, I thought it was ridiculous. However, through the various activities we did and the prayers we said, I felt comforted.”
Happy to Have a Bible
Then, the teacher told them the story of Jesus telling the children to come to Him. “I knew then that surely He will always be my friend.” When Tongai heard that he would receive a Bible when he finished his Project Philip for children Bible study booklet, he worked hard to complete it.
He says with a smile, “I am so happy that I have a Bible now with many pictures I can look at. I look forward to Saturdays and Sundays as those are the days our teacher visits and takes us for Sunday school lessons. I feel encouraged about being in the presence of the Lord.”