Young boy’s story of faith is first of many to come

By January 23, 2008

Cambodia (MNN) –The GodMan film debuted in Cambodia last November. It is an animated story of Jesus Christ. Book of Hope is showing the film in schools and churches.  In the
Buddhist nation, public showings would likely have adverse effects. "Inside church facilities, they are free to invite anybody who wants to come. And people are able to come without
hesitation," said Ty Silva with Book of Hope. 

During the first showing in November, a young  boy watched the film with great
interest. Silva later found out that the boy was the nephew of the Book of Hope director in Cambodia. The boy had come to live with the director's family from his rural home. 

The night after the boy had seen the GodMan, the director's family had a water leak in their home and had difficulty finding the leak. They decided to pray, and the little boy offered a prayer, for the first time, asking God to help them. 

"Even though he had been around a Christian family for several weeks, it hadn't made any softening in his heart. But when he saw the GodMan, when he saw Jesus there on the screen,
it got his attention, and it changed his attitude and feeling. Now he has made that commitment to Christ," said Silva. 

Silva adds that there will likely be more of these stories as the film is shown in more

To show it in more places, Silva says they have a unique idea. "The idea is to put all this equipment into a little mini-van and be able to go around to rural provincial areas and be able to show the God man and then to give all the children a free gift of a Book of Hope," he said.  Usually generators are required to take to rural villages in order to show the film. 

The mini-van outreach would be done in conjunction with local churches and in turn
strengthen them. Christianity is relatively young in Cambodia. 

Book of Hope already has a commitment for one van. They would like to establish two. You can help make this happen.

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