Many lives have been impacted through the ministry of Christian Film Festivals of America. The following real life testimonies are from individuals who came forward to make commitments to Christ at one of our Film Festivals.
A 12 year old girl who had a rare crippling disease in which many of her joints were locked attended on Tuesday evening. From what I understand she might not have too much longer to live. On earth that is, because after watching Sting: Moment of Truth, it was the day of her salvation as she gave her life to Jesus Christ. After counseling was finished, we brought her to meet Sting in person. He took time to share with her and encourage her. Then this big hulk of a man picked up this tiny crippled girl and carried her in his arms through the lobby to the exit. It was a very emotional moving experience for everyone as many tears were being shed.
Three sisters ages 12, 14, & 15 who moved to So. Lawrence a few months ago from Philadelphia were eating at Taco Bell on Rt. 114. A woman was walking around giving out free tickets to the Christian Film Festival. She gave tickets to the 3 girls. They came to the film festival and when the invitation was given all three responded together. They came forward and received Jesus as their Lord and Savior. They had no church affiliation and never clearly understood who Jesus was until today! They came back the next day and went forward for special prayer. The day before they didn’t really know what prayer was.
We have been able to participate in the Christian film festival for the 3rd time now. Each year we have had at least one teen from our youth group come and accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord – this year was no exception. We had 2 teenage boys in high school, 1 teen girl, and a youth worker’s 8-year old son all come to Christ tonight. Praise the Lord! We have been praying for this for months, and God has answered beyond our hopes in a “4” for one night.
I counseled at the festival, I was very scared and almost chickened out. But the most wonderful thing happened in my own family during this most wonderful week. My own daughter came to Christ on Easter Sunday, not at the film festival, but in Hawaii where she is attending school. I know that was a gift to me from God and the timing was amazing! I helped lead 6 people to Christ and it was the most wonderful week of my life! I am so thankful and joy filled that I participated in this amazing incredible Film Festival. God is so faithful, even when we are not! I will continue to pray for those new young Christians! Thank you for helping me continue to understand it is not about me its all about Jesus!
Tribulation Force ended, the invitation was given, a man came forward to rededicate his life to Christ. He was born again in 1994 had been a youth-group leader. As a military reservist, he got the call to go to Iraq where he fell away from God. Tonight, knowing that he needed to come back, he completely surrendered his life to Jesus Christ.