My name is Adora, and I’m in sixth grade. I’m from Castro Valley, and I love swimming. I have two siblings, so there are five of us in my family. I’m also a Christian and go to the Church of God in Oakland. My parents brought me to church when I was a baby, and I’ve been going ever since.
I invited my friend Airi to come with me to church. She used to go to another church, but when she came with me, she met new people, and her family became part of our church family. Now I’m always excited to attend church on Sundays and Wednesdays to see my friends and learn more about God.
As I learned about God, I would have doubts and questions, too. I wonder if God is real and how many of my friends would come with me to church. Sometimes my friends are too busy, so I pray and ask God to bring them to church or fellowship with me.
But I still believe in God because I get to hang out with my friends and learn more about the Bible. One time, when I was four years old, I really wanted a sister. So I prayed for her every day for a year. Then my mom told me that I would have a sibling, but I didn’t know if it would be a boy or a girl. When I found out it would be a girl, I was so happy because I would have a sister. When she was born, I got to hold her in my arms. That experience showed me that God listens to our prayers and can make our dreams come true.
我還邀請我的朋友 Airi 和我一起去教會。她之前是去另外一個教會，但當她和我一起來時，她認識了新的朋友，她的家人也成了我們教會大家庭的一員。現在我總是很期待能在星期天和星期三去教會和我的朋友們一起認識神。