This is from Kevin White’s blog. What a story that should shake our hearts.
A young girl and her grandmother walked up to the fifty foot tall statue of Jesus here in the city of Cochabamba. At the feet of the statue is a large cast iron bible open with engraved letters. As the two approached the statue they crossed themselves from head to chest and then shoulder to shoulder as many do here. As they looked into the bible, the young girl with great excitement in her eyes and voice looked up at her grandmother and said: â€œGrandma what does it say.â€ The grandmother responded. â€œJesus le dijo: Yo soy el camino, y la verdad, y la vida; nadie viene al padre, sino por mi.â€ Jesus saith unto him, I am the way the truth and the life, no man comes unto the Father, but by me. The elderly lady paused as her granddaughter looked up at her again almost having tears in her eyes and said â€œgrandma what does it mean?â€ I watched as they both stood there in silence and the grandmother couldnâ€™t respond. After a minute or two they both turned and walked away. This is just one heartbreaking example of hundreds of thousands of people here in our city that worship the unknown Christ. They know Him by name but know nothing of His loving forgiveness and what it is to have a personal relationship with Him. Our prayer is that we will be able to introduce these people to the unknown Christ that they haveâ€knownâ€ for so long. Please pray for our work here in Bolivia.