- October 03, 2011
Many lives were touched when Aglow International took a Transformation team into Zambia. On this trip the team had an opportunity to use the new Aglow remote projection system. On a dark night, in the poor part of town, the team set up speakers, music equipment and the projection system on a soccer field. A screen leaned against a cinder block wall and the projector was placed on top of a car that was parked to the side of the wall. One of the team members held the speaker at chest level so the sound would be high and clear. She later commented that if her only job was to be a speaker stand, then she was happy.
Before the movie started, kids began to flood the soccer field to see what was happening. Most were dirty and some had bulging tummies. Few had shoes and most had very worn shirts. The team took time out from their set up duties to play with the kids. They danced to the background music and blew bubbles.
With one team member holding the speaker high, and another team member holding the small projector steady on her knee, the children’s version of the Jesus Film began. Over 100 children were gathered on that dark soccer field. A few adults were mixed in the crowd.
Even though the movie was an hour long, not one person left. Everyone stayed until the end. Fran Halgren, from Alaska, who was holding the projector on her knee could hear the children reading the salvation prayer at the end of the movie out loud. She would pause the film so that the prayer stayed up long enough for them to finish reading. It was a very touching moment. Following the movie, a Zambian band began to play. After a few songs, Cheryl Erbs gave a powerful testimony. Janet Mangum, Transformation Director, followed the testimony with a salvation message and altar call. Local pastors were there to pray with those who responded.