As I was entering the Uber car, I was welcomed with a question, “Are you Indian?”
I replied, “No, I'm Ethiopian.”
He answered, “Ok, you look Indian.”
I had mixed emotions how to go further in the discussion. But the driver kept talking. “So what do you do?” he asked.
I said, “I work for a Christian organization, and I live in Orlando.”
“Oh, that's good. I used to have a Brazilian friend, and he is a pastor and travels around the world preaching the gospel.
Tell me what exactly you do?” he continued to question me. “I'm Indian.” He glanced back to me.
Then I opened my phone and started playing the Jesus Film in Hindi. He then pulled out an audio cable and handed it to me to connect it to the car. The video started playing loud and clear.
He started smiling and repeating the words in Hindi. I played three clips, including the video with an invitation to receive Jesus Christ. He said he liked it, Jesus is like one of the gods in India, and that he is a good person. He explained how Jesus helped poor people and I explained more to him about the gospel.
After a few minutes, I reached my destination, and he needed to pick up another passenger. He quickly gave me his phone and said, “Get me the app.” I helped him download the Jesus Film app on his iPhone, and I encouraged him to watch the clips again. All this happened in less than 30 minutes during my Uber trip!
Read Part 1 here
Miheret T. Eshete