Interview with Abhinav, CBN Storyteller

By Fin Sheridan

What is your role here at CBN Europe?

My role is to go out, hunt for stories and witness how God is changing the lives of people and then document and share powerful stories so that others can be blessed by them.

I grew up in India and we would often go to big meetings where people would stand up and testify about the love of God and I always felt that was the most powerful way of sharing the gospel: through someone’s story.

So, what brought you to the UK?

Well I grew up in Rishikesh, in Northern India which is a place that receives a lot of people from the West. When I met them, I would introduce myself a Christian because I assumed that they were one too. To my surprise, they would say that they weren’t and that impacted me. I realised that India wasn’t the only non-Christian country and that people all over the world needed to hear the gospel. So that was one reason… That, and my girlfriend lives here so it’s much better being closer to her!

“I know that I am here for a purpose and that gives me peace and motivation.”

What’s been the most impacting story that you’ve worked on?

We filmed Rayeesa’s story for a project called Who is Jesus? As someone living in a foreign land, it impacted me because it reminded me that, no matter where I am, God is with me. You’ll have to watch the story for yourself but as you’ll see, there were some twists and turns in her life but even then, God was there with her.

What do you miss most about India?

I love India and the Himalayas, as that’s where I come from. I miss friends and family, of course. When I worked there, I travelled a lot around the country which helped me see the huge variety of people and places. I do miss the food and the crowds and the atmosphere. But at the same time, I know I am here for a purpose and that gives me peace and motivation.

What exciting projects should we keep an eye out for?

We are currently working on the upcoming documentary: “Is He Alive?” releasing this Easter. It involves some footage from India and so it’s a film that’s close to my heart. We’re always on the lookout for more stories to tell though, so if you think that we could tell yours, we’d love to hear from you!

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