In Guinea, a group of Christian students traveled to 22 remote villages to show the JESUS film and conduct evangelistic campaigns. Frederick, one of the campaign speakers, aroused the animosity of two local youths. As a result, they poisoned him with a “one-day fetish,” meaning that the victim almost invariably dies one day after the poisoning. As a testament to God’s power: on the third night of the film showings, Frederick remained in good health, preaching the power of Jesus over Satan.
Amazed that their usually effective tactic failed to work, the young men appeared before the crowd to confess. They told of their intention to kill Frederick because he spoke against the use of fetishes. But when they saw that the power of God far exceeded the power of their evil tools, they prayed and invited Jesus into their lives and burned their fetishes.
Local police arrested the young men, but Frederick and the other Christians convinced the authorities to release them. The forgiving attitude of the Christians, combined with the changed lives of the two fetishists, greatly impressed villagers who had been observing this all of this unfold. Several of them had been the targets of the dark activities of the fetishists, while others dabbled in the occult themselves. All spoke of a sense of relief and release after this moving event; many people dedicated their lives to Christ. Frederick has become a full-time evangelist, testifying to the love and power of Jesus!