To God be the glory — after a 2+ month process of audio recording and mixing — విమోచించే నిరీక్షణ (“Redeeming Hope” in Telugu) was released!
I want to personally thank all of you who prayed over this project for Heaven’s leadership and anointing. We could sense His presence all along the way and your prayers were the fuel that gave us the confidence that God was at work!
I was thrilled to partner with Bro. Bharath Kumar — an independent Baptist evangelist from Andhra Pradesh, India. (He previously helped us get “The Gospel Film” into the Telugu and Hindi languages.) He approached me some time ago after the film was released in May 2023 with the burden of getting “Redeeming Hope” into his language to reach his people.
He said, “My people struggle greatly with drugs, alcohol, and thoughts of suicide because they have no hope. There is nothing here but spiritual darkness. This movie will greatly reveal their need for Jesus Christ, dear brother!” Why not do something? LET’S GO FORWARD . . .
He and his friends did an incredible job translating and professionally overdubbing the movie. I was blown away at the quality. (YOU CAN WATCH IT HERE.) They sacrificed so much time and energy to make this happen!
On Wednesday October 18th, they were able to conduct an open-air premiere of the film! I was so very happy they could do this. What a tremendous opportunity for public outreach! They decided to make the event special with a logo background for photos and even had a cake for the people to enjoy (similar as we had done for our premiere in Baltimore). I wish I was there!!
Many invitations were distributed by faith leading up to the meeting through faithful soulwinners.
500 chairs were placed out, and over 700 (primarily Hindi people) came!
The receptiveness to the film was overwhelming. The audience was fixated from the very beginning. Many cried; others audibly responded to various scenes throughout the movie. God was mightily at work, and 200+ precious souls trusted in Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour! “This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes” (Psalm 118:23)!
After the premiere, several testimonies were given by people who were touched by the film:
“We lived sinful life, this movie show’s our life so clearly, after seeing this movie, we submitted our lives to the Lord completely.”
“I’m a sinner, I need peace, I tried my best to find peace and happiness in this worldly things, but I couldn’t able to meet that happiness, but now I found peace and happiness in the Saviour.”
“Please make this type of films more, because this generation need most of these type content to get attention and explain about the Christ. We personally blessed to watch this film, we realized that, even worst sinner, we find forgiveness in Jesus.”
“Only in Jesus we found forgiveness no other works or other god’s. Only in Jesus.”
“Many times we thought and our friends thought whatever we do that is making our self happiness, many times my friends forced me to do many sins, We done lot of sins, but today I realised how worst sinner we are. But in Jesus we found salvation.”
“God is gracious and merciful, He will forgive those who repent their sins, God is not far away from us, he is very near to us.”
But the thing that broke my heart and challenged me the most is when Bro. Bharath shared with me via video chat after the event, “Many peoples over and over came up to me and said they did not realize before tonight that there was a God who loved them no matter what they had done . . .”
WOW. Did you caught that? Let it sink in, my friend. They didn’t realize before tonight that there was a God who loved them no matter what they have done!!
We need your help. PLEASE PRAY…. (Now, this is between you and the Lord whether you truly commit this to prayer or not, but I am gently urging you to consider adding this to your daily prayer list.)
This premiere is the first of several evangelistic meetings planning to be done! Bro. Bharath Kumar has a heart’s desire to show this film in at least a dozen villages every month. God is already opening doors for this; and Calvary Baptist Church in Dundalk, Maryland has already financed the need to supply him with the equipment necessary to make this happen . . . But the greatest need is prayer — pray for open doors, pray for receptive hearts, pray for multitudes to come, pray for souls to be saved, pray for the anointing power of the Holy Ghost upon the “REDEEMING HOPE” project!
“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Great things He hath done!”
FOR THE LORD’S GLORY & THE GOSPEL’S SAKE,
EVANGELIST CALEB GARRAWAY