Slowly, the villagers made their way to where Jinesh and Tavish had set up the white sheet and projector that would display the movie “The Passion of the Christ.” In total, 80 men, women and children watched a depiction of the love and sacrifice of Jesus through film. As the Holy Spirit moved, people wept and repented of their sins.
“O, Lord,” some of them cried out, “You have suffered so much for the sake of your children, and we forgot Your love and lived our lives dishonoring You. Instead of glorifying Your name, we sought to satisfy our humanly desires and go on our own. We are very sorry, Lord. Please forgive us and do not get angry at us.”
When the movie finished, Jinesh prayed for those who had gathered and shared Romans 8:1 with them,“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”
“If we were going for some other purpose than ministry, we might have gotten sick with our wet clothes,” Tavish says. “But it is the Lord’s desire that we should reach out to these people, that even when we were wet, we did not get sick. May all the glory and honor belong to Him.”
In 1987, GFA announced the hopes of beginning a new ministry on the field: film shows. “Man of Mercy,” a movie depicting the life, death and resurrection of Christ, had been drawing crowds by the thousands wherever it was shown. In 1988, with the help of donors like you, GFA began providing generators, projectors and copies of the “Man of Mercy” film to national missionaries so many in Asia could discover the love of Christ for the first time. By 1989, GFA had provided 114 films and projectors to GFAsupported workers.
Today, hundreds of film teams throughout Asia are sharing the Good News through “Man of Mercy” and various other films depicting Christ’s life. They are seeing countless lives changed for eternity.
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