August 2020 Prayer Requests

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“Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you” (Jeremiah 29:12 New American Standard Bible).

PRAISE

Thank the Lord for the nearly 1,000 friends of the ministry who attended our July Summer Update. Several partner ministries shared how God is at work using tools like the film “JESUS’ in evangelism, follow up and church planting. 

Prayer Requests

1.       Please join in praying for the top 12 countries of the world.  This month lift up Indonesia, a nation of nearly 120 million people who are living on an estimate 17,000 islands. This diverse country has people who speak more than 700 languages. Pray for daily television broadcasting of “JESUS” to reach dozens of unreached people groups. To learn more, go to:  https://joshuaproject.net/countries/ID

2.       For the continued retooling of our training for partners. Prior to COVID-19 much of the training was conducted in person; today it is moving to webinars and self-paced online instruction (in multiple languages).

3.       For the work of creating an effective partner communications program. We make our tools available to more than 1,800 mission groups worldwide and need to maintain connections with them. Pray for Dan Brun as he provides leadership for this program.

4.       For the establishment of two new regional distribution centers for film equipment and digital products. Building on our model in Thailand for Southeast Asia, centers are being planned for India (South Asia) and South Africa (Africa). Pray for the selection of leadership and staffing and specific locations for the greatest effectiveness. Pray the center in India will be operational by spring 2021, and the one for Africa by fall 2021.

5.       For the work of developing a recording toolkit for partners for producing language versions to reach waiting people groups. Software is being developed that will make it possible to record “JESUS” using smart phones. Potentially, this will enable many hundreds of languages to be produced through partners, who in turn can help introduce Christ to these unreached people groups. Pray the software development can be completed by early 2021 and deployment can soon follow.

 

In addition, please pray for the following

1.       A good response to the August Film and Church Planting Teams appeal. Teams across the globe are reaching out and sharing the good news in person, virtually and through humanitarian door-opening evangelism. Pray that we would be able to fully meet the $150,000 Challenge Grant tied to this appeal.

2.       Follow-up by the ministry representatives from the July virtual event. Some guests are still considering taking advantage of the Matching Gift offer available through August 31.

3.       The video editing of the interview with our partner, Craig, in Southeast Asia for a Television and Indigenous Languages video report. Also pray for the national video crew in-country who will be shooting and producing the re-dramatization of the stories. Ask God for the completion of this step of the process in the next two weeks, and then for it to go to final production and mailing. Pray also for editing of the segment with Josh Newell. Pray that the project would stay on schedule for an early September release.

4.       The August 13 and August 15 Gift and Estate Planned Giving webinar broadcast addressing the CARES Act, low interest rates and related tax-wise opportunities. Pray for effective promotion of the webinar and that several hundred friends of Jesus Film Project® will attend online.

5.       The Lord to continue to give insight into ways to add new financial partners online and through other avenues, including postal mail. Pray for the final preparations of the two September letters with matching gift opportunities designed to raise up hundreds of new partners. Pray also for more stories from the field that can help cast vision and stir hearts to invest in global film evangelism through online, broadcasting and other new channels.

6.       The finalizing of the copy creation for the 2020 Gift Catalog and the work on selecting photos.

7.       Our several hundred missionary staff who are raising personal financial support for their ongoing ministry and family needs. Some staff have critical needs. Pray they will see God provide in supernatural ways. To help a staff member, go to https://give.cru.org/2592796.

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