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ARGENTINA — Emanuel arrived at the festival with a heavy heart. This teenaged boy was suffering from extreme depression, was plagued by panic attacks, and had a rocky relationship with his parents and family. The conflicts at home intensified the turmoil inside.
But his friends had given him the Book of Hope and pleaded with him to come to the festival. Here he might find something that would change his circumstances …
And they were right! At the festival, Emanuel chose to follow Jesus Christ as Savior. From the Book of Hope he began to learn how much Jesus loved him — and from his new church family he received lots of prayer and support.
Today, he says the depression has disappeared, and he is living with a joyful new hope.
CHILE — 12-year-old Loreto says the Book of Hope has made a difference in his life, and his whole family. After every Bible Club meeting, he explains what he learned to his parents and siblings, and the discussions they have make up some of the best moments of the day. “We chat about everything, and it has really brought us together,” Loreto says.
INDIA — Kiran was a Muslim boy, so he was shocked when he saw The GodMan film and the scenes of Christ’s crucifixion. Jesus is considered a prophet in Islam, but Islam denies that Jesus died on a cross.
When Kiran understood that Jesus is the Son of God, whose death and resurrection saves us from sin, he wanted to follow Jesus as his Savior. At first his family was opposed, but today they have seen such great changes in Kiran, they are allowing him to attend church — and are even open to visits from his pastor.
TANZANIA — A boy named Livingstone wants to say, “Thank you!” The Book of Hope that you sent him has shown him the way to new life in Christ, and touched his family as well.
“The book has taught us that sin is bad. I love the book because it also helps our parents to have fear of God and forsake sinful ways. The book has made our home abound in peace and love. We really appreciate the gift you gave us.”