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August 2016 Prayer Requests
August 2016 Prayer Requests
"And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 (New American Standard).
August is another key month in the summer season when the ministry uses various kinds of evangelistic tools like the "JESUS" film to share the gospel across the globe..
1. Short-term mission trips provide a number of opportunities for people to do hands-on ministry by coming alongside national staff and partners to accelerate the work in open and restricted-access nations. To learn about going on one of these JESUS Film mission trips yourself, click here: www.jfmt.org
Please lift up the following outreaches in prayer:
e. England (London Bridges): Community Ministry distributing "JESUS" DVDs and other video formats to Arab Gulf visitors [July and August].
b. Spain and France: Community ministry distributing "JESUS" DVDs and evangelistic packets to North African travelers passing through the ports [July – August, 2016]. The first week of August sees the highest number of travelers and distribution teams work around the clock.
c. African Highlands—Lesotho: Campus ministry outreach with the primary mission of supporting the local staff as they re-establish a student discipleship group. Venturing into the nearby rural villages in the evenings, the team will be showing the "JESUS" film in the official languages (English and Sesotho) to expand the reach of local church-planting efforts [July 29 – August 12, 2016].
d. Seychelles Islands, Africa: Teams work with students and local churches to meet with new Christians and engage with them on a more personal level. The team will also provide training and model how to use the Jesus Film app to begin gospel conversations [July 31 – August 14, 2016].
2. Community festivals also serve as venues to distribute multi-language, "JESUS" DVDs to immigrants and an array of ethnic groups. Please pray for large outreach festivals this summer.
a. India: As India celebrates its independence day with cultural festivals around the U.S. in August, Naya Jeevan will distribute 6,000 "JESUS" DVDs and other gospel literature potentially reaching 24,000 people. Typically about 60 percent of Indians will accept these materials when offered at a street fair or festival. Please pray for preparations for this outreach in August. Pray also for the hearts of those who will receive the DVDs and materials—that they will respond to the one true God.
In addition, please pray for the following:
Pray for the August postal appeal presenting church-planting film and partner teams and team transportation opportunities. Workers and motorbikes are vital to get the “gospel on film” to unreached people. Pray that as friends read the letter, they will be touched by the stories and many will be prompted by the Holy Spirit to invest in these opportunities to help take the gospel to unreached people.
Pray for the completion of a video report on the use of film-showing equipment in the nation of Madagascar. Pray the report would encourage friends of the ministry and prompt a number of people to help supply projection equipment for film evangelism and church planting, not only for Madagascar and southern and eastern Africa, but across the globe.
Pray for the documenting of church-planting efforts with partners in Tanzania in early September. Ask for God’s favor to be on this project of telling how He is touching and transforming the lives of families and communities through the use of "JESUS," "Magdalena" and "The Story of Jesus for Children."
Pray for good progress this month on a video report covering the multi-ministry End2End Partnership in India. Pray for good stories and that it will be an effective tool to share how God is working in and through the American Bible Society, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Faith Comes By Hearing, Campus Crusade for Christ® and Jesus Film Project®.
Pray for the missionary staff raising financial support to sustain their roles in ministry. Pray that God will fully supply their needs. To learn more or to help a staff member, go to: https//give.cru.org/2592796
Thank you for standing with us in prayer!