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Young Girl Draws Large Crowd - ca 1946

By: Col. Carlis B. Wilson

Outstanding meeting.
In the mid-forties, at the Sparksville Nazarene Church, attendence was small and they had no appointed pastor. However the members of the church invited other ministers and singing groups in for services. One such meeting was with a family from the state of Georgia. The family ministered in song and their four year old, Shirley Temple look-a-like daughter, preach each night for a weeks meeting. The services were well attended, as the word spread, some came to see a four year old girl preach each night.

Young Evangelist Boost Attendance
Into the week meeting an announcement was made, that the evangelist would sing "Jesus Loves Me" "backwards the next service" which increased the attendance. At that service another announcement was made. For the Thursday night service, the young evangelist would "Show those attending something they had never seen before and never bee seen it again." This brought out a bigger crowd, When the time came to reveal the mystery object. The attendees were informed that the it would not be shown until the next service.

Expectation Brings A Larger Crowd
In the following nights service, after the preliminaries and guest singers had preformed. The long awaited mysterious "Never seen before and never be seen it again" object was revealed. The young four year old, Shirley Temple look-a-like, pulled from the pocket of her pretty dress, a very small object, so small that some in the back of the church could not tell just what it was that she was revealing.

Its A Peanut!
While holding it high she said, "You have never seen this before" as she peeled the shell revealing the mystery, Then she proceeded to eat the peanut, then she proclaimed, "You will never see it again." At that moment the crowd realizing the intention of the young Evangelist, and gave her a nice round of applause.

_Carlis All Rights Reserved


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