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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Fame (05/10/12)

TITLE: Josie's Gone Viral
By Beth Muehlhausen
05/16/12


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Josie’s Gone Viral

Three-year-old Josie’s storytelling has gone viral.

On a Tuesday evening in January, as dinner was winding down, Josie decided to tell her father the story she’d learned in her Bible Study Fellowship class that morning about Paul and Silas in prison. She was attending the BSF children’s program for preschool children once a week while her mother participated in an adult class at the same time. Acts of the Apostles was the curricular focus for both children and adults, and this particular week’s lesson targeted Acts 16.

“Paul, and his friend … they were put in jail …” Josie explained to her father, and then went on to tell about the violent earthquake that shook-shook-shook, and shook-shook-shook some more, and Paul’s miraculous release.

Josie’s mother recorded the 4-minute, well-articulated story and posted it on YouTube. Within hours it had hundreds of hits, then over a thousand, then fifteen hundred.

Although it is not typical for videos to be shown in BSF classes, Josie’s story was aired in her mother’s home adult class of approximately 400 women and at least one other class of similar size. A representative from BSF’s International Headquarters contacted Josie’s mother asking permission to use the video in future training seminars. We learned later that the link was posted on BSF’s Facebook page for teaching leaders all over the world to see.

With no clue for the scope of her influence, Josie became a celebrity almost overnight. She’s my granddaughter, and here’s a link to her now-famous video:


http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=psy-ab&q=paul+and+silas+told+by+a+3+year+old+youtube&oq=paul+and+silas+told+by+a+3+year+old+youtube&aq=f&aqi=&aql=1&gs_l=hp.3...18413.28467.2.28667.36.28.0.0.0.10.1488.11643.3-3j3j5j3j3.17.0.eqn%2Ccconf%3D0-95%2Cmin_length%3D2%2Crate_low%3D0-015%2Crate_high%3D0-015.1.0.0.ing3FhIWHvs&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=6fbe9a111065e4e9&biw=1063&bih=686


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Geoffrey johnstone05/17/12
I tried the link and it didn't work. Maybe it can't be broadcast in AUstralia.
Beth Muehlhausen05/17/12
Try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=csZyXmxR7Zs
Margaret Kearley 05/18/12
Out of the mouth of babes.....this is wonderful. I have already passed on the utube link. Yu must be a very thrilled grandmother! Thanks for sharing such a precious moment.
CD Swanson 05/18/12
Oh my gosh...this is too precious. When I opened the YouTube video. I was so surprised. I know this sounds strange...But she looks so much like I did at that age!! I was taken aback for a second. It was like looking at myself at three years old! The only thing missing is a beauty mark on the right cheekbone!

Anyhow...This was so precious, and such a lovely treata to view. Children are the jewels of the earth.

Thanks for sharing. I've sent this link on to my friends and mom...who was equally surprised at the uncanny resemblance!

May the Lord continue to bless her and may she grow strong in the Lord.

God Bless you and yours~
Joe Moreland05/20/12
This was too cute! My whole family has watched it now. It reminds me of the "3 year old tells Star Wars" youtube video that went viral a few years ago. Only this is better. Hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/21/12
Ahhh this is so sweet. I really enjoyed this cute retelling of how Josie made it big (and touched people in ways we could ever imagine)
Beth LaBuff 05/22/12
I loved the video too. What a memory Josie has and what an impression the story made on her. Thanks for sharing this with us.