July 2020 Prayer Requests

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“Do not let your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me” (John 14:1 NASB).

PRAISE

For the latest television broadcast report for “JESUS” film showings. During International Children's Day on June 1st, the "Story of Jesus For Children" was aired in 38 countries with an estimated 32 million viewers. Combined with our Easter broadcasts, this year's total views to date are more than 195 million. Praise the Lord! Our partners on the ground are conducting online and in-person follow-up with those who responded.

Prayer Requests

1.      Please join us in praying for the top 12 countries in the world.  This month, the focus is on China.  To learn more, click on this link.  https://joshuaproject.net/countries/CH

2.      For the 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.      Pray 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.      Pray 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 July postal appeal focusing on resourcing Cru® and partner film teams with digital tools (DVDs, SD cards, Tablets, NewLifeBoxes, etc.). Pray that as friends read the encouraging letter, they will be moved by the stories and many will respond to the Holy Spirit’s prompting to invest in taking the gospel to unreached people.

2.      A July 17 “Jesus Film Summer Update” virtual event for friends of the ministry. Guests will hear from leadership and partners about how God is at work, even with the hurdles today of the global pandemic. An opportunity to invest in our online evangelism and discipleship ministry will be provided. Also, funding for the remixing of key languages will be offered. Pray that 800 guests will attend and that many will be led to give.

3.      Guidance in the production of the Southeast Asia video report on film evangelism through television. Pray for editing of the material from the field and that the project would stay on schedule for an August release.

4.      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 three July letters with challenge grant 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.

5.      The preparations for a Gift and Estate Planned Giving Webinar broadcast in August addressing the CARES Act, low interest rates and related tax-wise opportunities. Pray for effective promotion of the seminar and that many friends of Jesus Film Project® will attend. 

6.      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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