(ABC News) For Susanna LaVelle’s parents, watching their 11-year-old daughter make her big debut was a moment of heart-swelling pride.
But the LaVelles weren’t attending a child’s soccer game or ballet recital. They were gathered outside of a sports arena in Spokane, Wash., for their favorite pastime — preaching from the sidewalks that the people filing in were sinners with a one-way ticket to hell.
And for the first time, their daughter Susanna was taking the microphone to spread their message by herself.
“Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners,” Susanna yelled at fans heading into the arena to watch a college basketball tournament. “You must repent. Turn from your sin. You must turn from everything, drinking, pot smoking, everything. You must turn from your sin.”
Susanna’s mother Kristenea LaVelle said the “wonderful” moment “brought tears to her eyes.”
“I thought it was fabulous,” she said.