“Will I Have to Die On a Cross Too?”
A Wonderful Report Sent By a “JESUS” Film Team Partner
The story begins with the team taking a four-hour bus ride, followed by a long drive in a rickety old car.
“We came to the side of a mountain and took the rest of the journey on foot. People here still use kerosene lamps—they have no electricity and find water from a spring.
“As soon as it was dark, I unpacked my projector equipment. A crowd started to gather. Soon, everyone became quiet. We could see they were captivated by the film. When Jesus appeared on the screen, people’s expressions changed. They were awestruck by Jesus as if they were drawn to Him and waiting for Him to appear again.
“Whenever there was a miracle, their eyes were in awe. When the scene of Jesus’ crucifixion was seen, many women began to cry. When a man there saw Jesus being crucified, his body started to shake, and he began to sweat all over his body. His clothes became soaked with sweat.”
One team member couldn’t get the image of the shaking, sweating man out of his mind. He shared:
‘I am willing to live and die for Jesus. I want to die just as Jesus died. Will I, too, have to die on the cross?’
“I told him, ‘Jesus gives life rather than taking it. Accept with your heart and proclaim with your tongue.’ He said he proclaimed with his heart that ‘Jesus is my LORD.’ In excitement, he said, ‘Can I bring my family as well?’ ‘Of course, we will pray with everyone.’
“I went into detail about coming to faith in Christ and baptism. Eagerly he said, ‘Let us go now, under that mountain, there is a valley. I want to go at this very moment.’ We immediately headed out and baptized him in the valley. Now he has led his wife, two adult kids and brother to accept Christ.”
It’s even more amazing when you consider that this man was brought up in a culture that rejects Christ and believes His followers live a lie. The truth set him free. The Holy Spirit is working through film teams who are taking “JESUS” into difficult areas. They are eager to show the film in a people’s heart language and see them transformed by the power of God.
Yet more than 1 billion people haven’t heard the gospel. They don’t even know who Jesus is. But you can tell them by sending film teams into the harvest fields. The teams will show “JESUS” in a people’s heart language, disciple new believers and plant churches where there are none.
HELP SEND “JESUS” FILM TEAMS
As 2023 begins, I want to invite you to help lead more people to Christ. You can by enabling the work of “JESUS” film teams every month. It’s why I invite you to consider a monthly partnership by giving $38 a month to provide for one day of “JESUS” film team ministry. Every month, you will be shining His light into spiritual darkness. Every month, you will be helping new believers grow in their faith and enabling churches to be planted. And if you can’t provide a monthly gift of $38, you may be able to sponsor one worker for a full day with a monthly gift of $19 (a team consists of typically 2 workers).
Perhaps you can sponsor two days of a team’s ministry through a monthly gift of $76, an entire week for a gift of $290, or even a full month for a gift of $1,160. You’ll find that monthly giving is easy, safe, and you are always in control. Every gift—large or small—will help make a difference.
And if you can’t plan to give monthly, you can still help people experience “JESUS” through a single gift today of any amount. For whatever He leads and enables you to do, God will honor and bless your investment. I am grateful for your partnership with church-planting film teams around the world, as you help advance His kingdom.
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