A Divine Appointment
In “The Middle of Nowhere”
Saleem mounted his quad bike and rode some distance, looking for help. Approaching a small village, he heard music?. It was the soundtrack of JESUS.
He entered a building where he found a man listening to a radio. The man immediately turned it off.
Saleem said: That music I heard you playing, I recognize it.
Fearing radicals, the man became defensive, What music? Theres no music here.
OK, well, I need help. My truck is stuck in the mud … The man replied, I can help you. I own a tractor. Riding together to the site, they pulled the truck out. He then asked Saleem to spend the night. The two talked. Saleem set the mans mind at ease, explaining that the music I heard is associated with the religion I follow. Saleem then asked, May I show you a movie about Jesus, the Great Prophet Isa? The man agreed.
In Gods providence, it turned out that this man, his host, was the village chief and the local leader of his peoples aggressive religion.
He listened carefully and watched JESUS with his children. They heard the story of the gospel in their heart language, words that gripped their hearts. The Holy Spirit did His supernatural work.The chief and two of his children came to Christ.
Saleem rejoiced. But he wanted to know where the chief had gotten that radio/audio player. The chief said it came from a friend 150 miles away. You see, the player actually came from Saleem! As part of his evangelistic ministry, he purchases radio/audio players in the city and superglues into them a microSD card with JESUS and an audio Bible. The cards cant be removed. As he travels this vast nation, he gives them out so people can listen to JESUS and hear the Word of God. Where there is no radio reception, its all they can listen to.
Thats what the chief was doing when Saleems truck became stuck in the mudhe was listening to JESUS. Saleem has gone back to the village to disciple the chief and his children and to show JESUS to others who have also come to Christ. Even a church has been established. Saleem reports its perhaps the most vibrant fellowship in that part of the country. Being stuck in the mud was a divine appointment!
A Breakthrough: Help People Understand “JESUS”
I wanted you to read this great report because workers around the world are using every tool available so people can watch and hear JESUS. But first, JESUS must be translated into their heart language. As you are reading this report, thousands of people groups are still waiting for their own translation of JESUS.
Im excited to tell you about a breakthrougha way to greatly accelerate the translation process.
Using sophisticated software, linguists and translators are focusing on groups of related languages. They are now producing new scripts of JESUS in just a few weeks instead of years! With the script complete, a technical team goes on location and records the voices, then edits and produces a new translation. As soon as the translation is released, film teams and workers like Saleem take the gospel to unreached people.
Will you help people like the chief and his children hear and understand?
You can fund part of a new JESUS language script by giving what we call a share, a portion of the cost. (The total cost of a new written language script is $7,500). When many online partners like you take on one or more shares, you can unite and produce a brand-new script in just weeks!
POWERFUL LEVERAGE THAT CAN BE DOUBLED
To encourage you, several generous friends are offering a Challenge Grant totaling $15,000 that will double the amount of your gift.Once complete, these translations will reach thousands of people.
Would you start the process online by giving one share of $75, or two shares by giving $150, or four shares by sending $300? You can help accelerate the translation process even further with a gift of eight shares for $600 and a dozen shares for $900. Every gift will help and have an impact.
This is a great opportunity to help people hear JESUS in their heart language.
When combined with the Challenge Grant, your gift will be doubled to help fund an entire script and make a difference in bringing the life-transforming message of the gospel to more people in the language of their hearts.
Linguistic teams are ready to go as soon as they are funded, eager to produce new scripts of JESUS in only weeks not years. They just need the funding. I hope you will take part! Click here to help.
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