ALEXANDRIA, Tenn. (BP)--By all accounts, she is an ordinary 4-year-old in the small town of Alexandria, Tenn., but Brooke Martin has an extraordinary concern for the welfare of the less fortunate around the world. After viewing a television commercial about hungry children, she became preoccupied with the plight of these youngsters on the other side of the globe.
Her mother, Susan Martin, recounting the genesis of her daughter's concerns, said she was watching cartoons one Saturday morning when the commercial about hungry children came on. "She started asking questions about why the children were crying," Susan said. "I explained to her that the children were crying because they were hungry. She began to cry and ask why Jesus didn't feed them. That night after her bath, she knelt beside her bed and prayed and cried for the children who were hungry. She began praying for them every night as well as every Sunday morning when our pastor would issue an invitation after the sermon." Read More