Seven-year-old Nazwa had never heard of Jesus. Growing up in a family that practiced a different religion, Christianity was all but forbidden. However, in her Indonesian village, there was a small Christian church nearby, and Nazwa became friends with the pastor’s daughter. Soon, this little girl invited Nazwa to come to church with her and watch an episode of Superbook. Together, the girls got to see “The Miracles of Jesus.”
“I saw that Jesus healed the paralytic man, healed the blind man and stopped the storm,” Nazwa said. After that, she decided that she had to know Jesus for herself, so she prayed to become a Christian. “I prayed, ‘Lord Jesus, please come into my heart, Amen,’” she said, remembering the moment.
Excited about her newfound faith, she hurried home to tell her mother, Eva. However, Eva was not pleased. Knowing that the beliefs of Christianity went against their religion, she forbade Nazwa from ever going back to the church. However, Nazwa’s father saw no harm in letting their daughter attend the church to watch Superbook, so he allowed her to return every week.
It was during this period that Eva began to notice a change in her daughter. “She used to be a spoiled. She didn’t like to be told to do chores,” Eva explained. “Since Superbook, she does things without me even asking! …Now I let her go whenever she wants!” Since then, Nazwa continues to attend the church to watch Superbook. She hopes and prays that her family will someday come to know Jesus too. “I really love talking about Superbook!” Nazwa exclaimed. “Through Superbook, I came to know Jesus!”
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