The One Who Would Give Her Rest

Maanika found hope through film ministryMaanika’s husband spent the year traveling from city to city for seasonal work, and she faithfully performed rituals to their gods. Yet for all that, her family often couldn’t meet their needs for just one day. It was no wonder she was given to complaining.

When a Gospel for Asia-supported film team came to Maanika’s house one day, the women missionaries shared about Christ and invited her to watch a film. Maanika responded with bitterness.

“We are hopeless in everything in this world,” she told the women. “Nobody is there to help us in our time of need. Everyone ignores the poor in our society.”

Maanika went on to explain her family’s financial struggles and all the problems they had faced. But instead of being intimidated by Maanika’s problems, the film team took the opportunity to encourage her and comfort her.

The women told Maanika how much Jesus loved her and explained Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

It was the first time Maanika had heard about Christ’s love, and it deeply moved her. She decided to attend the film show that night after all.

That evening, as Maanika watched the life of Christ, she realized He could offer her the peace she was looking for. She understood the reason why she was always complaining came from not knowing God.

With joy in her heart, Maanika embraced Jesus. And though her financial struggles didn’t disappear, Maanika now knows she can trust Jesus as her constant provider.

Seeing the life of Jesus on film can bring peace to those in hopeless circumstance. Learn more.

*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.

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  1. Erica says:

    This is a great story. Thank you!

  2. Annar Pedersen says:

    I love that story, and shows us, no one is forgotten in our Fathers heart.

  3. Jane says:

    It is so encouraging to hear how God is working and the peace that He gives. The Word of God and the story of Christ’s suffering are so powerful. I’m am so thankful for the effect the film ministry has on the lives of its viewers. Reading the stories in your newsletter reminds me of God’s grace and love and of the need to be praying for our world that has so many in desperate need, not only for physical but also for spiritual fulfillment. May God richly bless your ongoing ministry for His Kingdom

  4. doris says:

    im so happy for her. thank god for her. praise god.

  5. Melissa says:

    I continue to pray for you and your team as you continue to labour faithfully in this part of the vineyard. These stories of redemption are wonderful and encouraging. God bless you all. Love, Melissa

  6. OKEWOLE says:

    I praise God for what He is doing iministry in your ministry.
    I am happy to hear these news.
    God bless your ministry.

  7. Jessica says:

    Wow! 😀

  8. Margaret says:

    ALl GLORY to the LORD WHo does all things well, who is gathering in a mighty harvest of souls who love Him in these last urgent days before the return of the Lord Jesus. Awesome Saviour !

  9. Jasnet says:

    We give wonderful thanks to God for the message of His saving love taken by the GFA team. We love you all and love the testimonies of how lives are being transformed.

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