JESUS Film Project ... God is transforming Women's hearts ~ Dorcas' story
"When the curtain in the movie was torn in two,
something in my heart broke..."
"My name is Dorcas.
This is the name I adopted after I met Jesus.
My life has been that of toil and endless
search for that which would give me
peace ....until now."
"I born in an African religion practicing family, where we prayed to dead people through spirit mediums. I hated this religion because of the many sacrifices we had to make.
Because of this teaching, I was always afraid that anytime I would be attacked by an evil spirit.
I HAD NO PEACE!
When I was 14, my country went through a horrible period of ethnic killings that left thousand dead. The details are too traumatic to talk about.
After these incidents I did not know what to believe. Later I decided to join another religion. I was seeking the meaning of life and the reason to live.
THINGS DID NOT GET BETTER.
The answers I got and the treatment I was given led me into depression and sin.
While I was worshiping in this religion, I was told that women were not important and that we were just here to serve the needs of men.
What hurt me most was being told that women would not go to Heaven, as it was only meant for men.
I asked myself why should I bother trying to live a "holy life" as they called it, with no reward in heaven for me?
For 10 years I was stuck in this religion with so much abuse and hurt, I don't know why I didn't renounce it sooner. I slipped into sin and people began to associate me with the worst of sinners. I was looked down upon and began to despise myself.
I KNEW I HAD REACHED THE END OF MY LIFE ....
Then I was invited to watch a movie by one of the women in my community. I was hesitant to go since I knew the attitude of the community towards me, but she assured me that only a few of us would be there.
THE "Magdalena" FILM CHANGED ME!
That was the best afternoon of my life! In the movie I saw a Man who respected some, who did not judge them by their past, who carried their burdens and gave them "living water."
I WANTED THAT WATER TOO!
When the curtain in the movie was torn in two, something in my heart broke, I found myself in tears. I was told that the torn curtain represented the truth, that everyone, even women, now had access to God through Jesus and that those who believed in Him would to go to heaven!
I felt the need to tell others about this wonderful man. I was taught how to share the gospel with the "Magdalena" movie. This was especially helpful among women who could not read or write.
** NOTE: "Magdalena," a film made especially for women, beautifully shares God's love and the Gospel, engaging women at the heart level with the potential of changing their lives for eternity.
A story of tenderness, freedom and purpose, it portrays Jesus' compassion for women and historical accounts of His interactions with them, as seen through the eyes of Mary Magdalene.Click here to learn more ...
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