TORONTO: Fan Thi Kim Fook, the girl in the Pulitzer Prize-winning film, has revealed that the Christian faith has taken the path of hatred and pagan worship from the path of love and forgiveness. Kim, who now lives with her family in Canada, described her journey to Christianity in a documentary produced by CBC. When the Vietnam War was raging, on June 8, 1972, when South Vietnam was bombed, the image of Fan Thi Kim walking out on the road crying without burns became a tear for the world.

The footage was captured by a photographer named Nick Utt. The famous film, titled “Napalm Girl,” became the epitome of the Vietnam War terror. The film, which landed the world, was later awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Fan Thi was not happy with the publication of his film 14 months after it was taken. Sadly, she had no idea why the photographer took her picture when she was running naked.

Fan Thi has been in treatment for 14 months. Each day, she survived severe mental and physical pain. Along with this, the seeds of hatred also arose in the heart of Fan Thi. The thought of why he had come to her brought her even to the point of suicide. Fan Thi was raised by her parents in the Kao Dai religious faith. She prayed for peace and received no answer to the Deva concept of that religion. Meanwhile, Fan Thi’s desire to become a doctor was born in his mind. She chose to overcome pain through education.

In 1982, while studying in the city of Saigon, the New Testament portion of the Bible obtained from the library changed her life. She began to read the Gospel, and that same year she entered the Christian faith. What touched her the most was reading from the Gospel the persecutions that Christ endured to give people new life. The hatred of people left Fan Thi’s life. She learned to love everyone and pray for them.

In an interview with Christianity Today, Fan Thi confessed that her faith in Christ gave her the power to forgive. She now loves the psychological tensions she had undergone and the image she once hated. Fan Thi believes that if the bombs had not fallen that day, he would not have been able to find Christ and become a doctor. Fan Thi currently lives with his family in Toronto, Canada.


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