It happened in an extremely dangerous country, where the culture is hostile to Christ and His followers. Every day a JESUS film team there begins their ministry with the same prayer: “Holy Spirit, where should we go today?”
One day as they walked and prayed, they heard the voices of children. Following the sound, the team entered a compound filled with children and began talking to them about Jesus. The team had no idea the risk they were taking.
The police heard what they were doing, moved in, and arrested them. Before being hauled away a team member quickly turned on a “NewLifeBox” in his backpack, leaving the backpack behind.
Authorities transported the team members to the police station where they subjected them to torture, beatings, and threats. Finally, the police let them go.
The team made their way back to the compound to retrieve the backpack. To their amazement hundreds of children were quiet and sitting in groups, watching the JESUS film on their phones. The battery-powered NewLifeBox they left behind creates a Wi-Fi hotspot, inviting anyone within 150 feet to watch a film about Jesus.
In all, there were 672 children engaged with the film. They began asking the film team many questions about what they had seen and heard, including, “Can you help us tell our parents about Jesus?”
Later, the team learned that the compound was a training center for the children of wealthy militants.