Boy Sings Gospel Song until Kidnapper Lets Him Go
Kelly GivensReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Apr 22
Nine-year-old Willie Myrick might have saved his own life by singing a gospel song.
According to Charisma News, Myrick was kidnapped from his Atlanta driveway earlier in the month by an unknown man. The kidnapper then dropped him off unharmed after driving around for hours. Myrick says he continued to sing “Every Praise” by Hezekiah Walker until the kidnapper grew tired of cursing and telling him to shut up.
Inspired by the story, Walker, a Grammy Award-winning artist, visited Myrick at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church last week.
In an interview with local media, the singer said he was emotional after hearing the story. “[Y]ou never know who you're going to touch,” Walker said. Upon hearing the story, Walker made the decision to fly from New York City to Atlanta to meet Willie.
"I just wanted to hug him and tell him I love him," Walker said.
Publication Date: April 22, 2014.