The answer partially depends on how you define “success. ”Watch this short vlog then listen to the full podcast of the same name for more details.
With God’s help, of course! For worshipping fake gods and other evil acts, God had allowed the Midianites to overpower the Israelites for seven years. Things were so terrible that the people cried out to God for help. An angel of the Lord appeared and told Gideon he would be the one to lead the people to victory. For more about the victory of Gideon, have your youngsters listen to this short animated video!
The story begins with a young Jewish woman named Mary, who was engaged to a man named Joseph. The angel Gabriel visited Mary, and told her she would have a son named Jesus. God used his power - his Holy Spirit - to cause Mary to have a baby by a miracle. Watch this charming animated video for the rest of the story!