When a Radical Tribal Chief Met Jesus
A miracle moment! These are former terrorists and jihadists, members of militant tribes who have come to Christ. Here they are being trained, learning how to use the JESUS film to lead others like themselves to the truth they have found. They are willing to risk their lives so their countrymen might meet Jesus.
The film team approached a highly placed chief who oversaw more than 150 various tribes, nearly all militants. When the team members offered to show JESUS, he put them in jail.
After two weeks, the guards asked to see the film because it was in their language. The team set up their tiny projector, speakers and portable screen and started the film. The chief heard what was happening and went to watch in the prison!
But midway through the film showing, he ordered them to stop and then he left. He immediately returned with his family. Soon, all the prisoners, the guards, the chief and his family were watching JESUS and hearing the Word of God within the confines of the prison! When it was over, the chief asked the film team to show it again. At the end of the second JESUS showing, the chief stood and left the prison again. He returned and pulled out a tribal sword. Would he kill the team? But then he spoke.
This sword has been passed down from chief to chief for a thousand years. He handed the sword to the film team and said: I am no longer a tribal chief. I’m handing over my life, my ways and my sword to you. I’m going to follow Jesus. Through his influence, the team went on to show JESUS in all the surrounding villages. Within two weeks, several hundred house churches were planted all in a militant area!
This is just the beginning of the story. Millions in militant areas have yet to hear. They’ve never even heard the name of Jesus.
Since you have joined this wonderful Jesus Film family, I want you to know you can help equip the film teams, even those made up of former radicals! They are asking for an amazing, highly compact, solar-powered set we call the Church-Planting Resource Kit. Everything a team needs fits into a backpack, enabling them to take the good news virtually anywhere. By clicking the button below, you can help equip one of hundreds of waiting film teams, eager to start using their own Church-Planting Resource Kit.
Why? It is because they can now give people the gospel in their heart language.
The gospel is so revolutionary that radicals respond with an all new passion and allegiance and are willing to give their lives for Christ, the one true God! While a single kit costs $3,240, your gift in any amount, from $35 to $50 or more will be a great help. If you have good financial resources, perhaps you can help equip a team with their own kit for a most generous gift of $500, $1,000 or by sending a gift of $3,240 to cover the entire cost. Thank you so much.
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The “JESUS” film was the dream of founder and former president of Campus Crusade for Christ®, Dr. Bill Bright. God gave him a vision to produce a film not yet produced by Hollywood, one that was historically accurate and totally faithful to the Scriptures. Every word the actor who portrays Jesus speaks is a direct quote from the Gospel of Luke. Therein lies the power of this wonderful film. It is the gospel, the very Word of God brought to life on the film screen.
“The ‘JESUS’ film continues to cause powerful repercussions around the globe. Hundreds of thousands of people are coming to Christ as a result of the many teams who take this film into unreached areas.”
—Joni Eareckson Tada, President, Joni and Friends Ministries
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