I responded, "I don't know, Isaac. Have you ever asked Him into your heart?"
"No. I want to know Jesus."
I wanted to jump in right then and there, but the pastor was already in the middle of introducing us so I had to say, "Well, sweetie, I really want to talk to you about it more, but you have to go on stage now. We'll talk about it after, ok?"
After the concert, I pulled him out of the costume room and asked him if he still wanted to talk about Jesus, to which he said yes. Isaac is still really struggling with his English and I wanted to make sure he really knew what we were talking about, so I got Martin to come with us and translate in Lugandan. Together, Martin and I laid out the gospel for him. I stressed that this was a decision that he had to decide for himself, and that he didn't have to decide today.
"I want to know Jesus today, Auntie," he said.
"Ok. I'm not going to pray for you, though. You need to do this for yourself. You don't have to pray in English," I told him.
We all held hands together, and Isaac prayed in Lugandan all by himself. Martin told me that he prayed, "Father, I want to follow you for the rest of my life. I am so sorry for all of the bad things I've done. Please forgive my sins. I believe that Jesus is the son of God and I love you. I will try to do the right thing from now on. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen." It was an amazing moment for all of us...I felt so blessed just to be a part.
When we were about to join everyone else, I asked, "Ok, Isaac, do you have any other questions?"
He thought for a minute and said very seriously, "Auntie, if I sin now, will I go to the fire?"
"Oh no, Isaac. Now when you sin, God will always forgive you, no matter what you do. You can pray to Him anytime you want to. No matter where you are, He will always hear you."
He mulled this over for a few seconds and I asked if he had any more questions.
"Auntie, you mean I can pray when I poo-poo and pee-pee in the restroom?!"
He may be a child of God, but he's still an eight-year-old boy!