Two large Hindu temples dominate a remote, resistant community of 4,500 people near the coast of a country in South Asia. Tanath was the temple priest of both temples. He led the people in the worship of an idol known as the “goddess of death.” During festival times, he routinely sacrificed 100 goats daily for the sins of the people—a people group who believed their idols actually drank the blood placed before them. When a “JESUS” film team arrived and showed the film, this Hindu priest attended one of four showings. He was respected—even feared—as the “master of sacrifice” in the temples. But the blood of the goats he had killed left him with a deep vacuum in his soul.
As he watched Jesus being crucified and saw His innocent blood spilled, Tanath understood that Jesus was God’s only sacrifice for sin. Tanath was the first person to come forward at the invitation that night. A year later, 300 believers attend the village church. Tanath, now actively involved in evangelism, and discipleship also helps “JESUS” film teams travel to unreached islands off the coast.