Child uses prayer to lift people's spirits during pandemic

Posted at 5:00 AM, Mar 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-31 07:20:22-04

IOTA — Letyra Lavan said that she did not expect her son to pick up the phone and pray with people.

But one day after she gave him a break from his school work, that is exactly what he did.

"I said let's come up with some thing that we can do and reach out to people," Letyra said. "We decided to randomly pick people out of my phone and call them and pray with them."

For Alex, it has become a daily routine.

"I'll say, 'Please, this is a sad time and help them get through this and help them with all they need,'" Alex explained.

When he breaks from his lessons, Alex gets on his mom's phone and starts to make calls.

Some are quick.

Others may last a little longer.

But no matter the length of those calls, the message to those on the receiving end is clear: Somebody out there cares.

"It really touched a lot of people's hearts," Letrya said. "To know that we thought about them and just picked up the phone. It may have been friends of the family and family members that we haven't talked to in awhile. They felt special when they got that call."

Letyra said the prayer calls seem to be catching on.

"When someone likes my status on Facebook, we write their name down and pray from them at night as well."

Alex's simple act of kindness is something we can all learn from. It just goes to show that sometimes the biggest difference can come from the smallest people.

If you would like for Alex to pray for you, all you have to do is go to Letyra Delaphous Lavan's Facebook page and like his status.

Alex will write your name down in his notebook and pray for you.