‘Somebody Died for Me’
Kanad Chohan sat entranced as he watched the life of Jesus being played
out on a white sheet strung between two poles in his village. Questions
about this Man, who gave up His own life to redeem him from his sins, ran
through his mind, and Kanad needed to know the answers.
A fter the ﬁlm ended, Kanad
walked up to the Gospel for
Asia-supported missionaries and
asked, “Is it impossible for me to reach
heaven without receiving Jesus Christ?”
The missionaries told him Jesus was the
Kanad knew nothing about
Christianity. He had grown up following
the traditional religion of his ancestors,
but his life was in shambles. His friends
were horrible inﬂuences, enticing him to
partake in their fallen ways. This led to
some close encounters with his own
mortality. “Several times I met with accidents
on the road,” Kanad says, “but I escaped.
I did not know how. Even then, I didn’t
turn away from my wrong ways.”
Kanad used to ﬁght with people on a
regular basis and would verbally abuse
his loving parents. Drugs had a strong
grip on his life. But he knew something
wasn’t right—he felt an emptiness but
wasn’t sure what could ﬁll that void.
“I was fed up with my life,” Kanad
recalls. But after he was introduced to
Jesus through the ﬁlm showing,
“I have come to know that there is
Somebody who died for me,” Kanad told
the ﬁlm team.
That bit of truth opened Kanad’s
heart to receive God’s love and brought
him to repentance. He turned away from
his sinful ways to the One who offers
hope. Today, Kanad wholeheartedly lives
for Jesus, thanks to the ﬁlm team
missionaries who were willing to bring
the Good News to his village.
Did You Know?
Film team missionaries often have to
endure tough terrain to reach a remote
village, winding up steep mountains
or sliding down hidden paths covered
with inches-deep mud. When the
More on the Web: Check out
www.gfa.org/film to learn more about
GFA’s film ministry. There are also photos
and a video of our film team missionaries.
terrain is too much for a vehicle or
bicycle, the missionaries must carry
the equipment on their shoulders—
sometimes for miles.
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