The tribes of the Kui people were known for still practicing human sacrifice. One former priest described how his village used to prepare a ceremonial feast for the one victim who was to be offered up to their gods for the atonement of their sins. After the feast, they would begin to beat him, and they would drag him outside the village and hang him against a tree where they would torture him some more and then slit his throat.

This was before a small team of men came to the village of this particular priest and showed them the JESUS film which had been dubbed into the Kui language. As the all the villagers gathered around the screen and projector, and then watched for two hours the portrayal of the life of Christ, this priest saw how the crucifixion scene bore a striking resemblance to his own tribe’s sacrificial practices. He immediately recognized and understood that this good Man, the Son of God, was the final and ultimate sacrifice. He said, “I prayed and received Christ as my own Savior because no sacrifice I offered up ever came back to life–but Jesus did.”

Along with him, more than 80% of the villagers answered Christ’s call to salvation that night. That has become the pattern in that area. Another priest in charge of three villages, in which everyone has received the Lord, baptized 420 new believers in one year.

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