May 2018 Prayer Requests

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“The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much”
(James 5:16b, New American Standard Bible).

Praise Report

Thank God for the 15,813,000 people who saw the “JESUS” film on television in Africa and India for Easter 2018. Pray for the follow-up of those whose hearts were moved to respond. Thank the Lord for opening the doors for these broadcasts and pray for future opportunities, especially at Christmas.

 

Prayer Requests

1.      On Sunday, May 13, a new Mission 865 Language, Gawwada, will premiere in southern Ethiopia.
There is a sense among ministry leaders and others that this language group may be poised for a supernatural revival not unlike what was seen among the Gamo people a decade ago. Pray that the Holy Spirit will move again in a powerful way.

 

2.    3 Miracle Months:  Focused Prayer for the Ministry, its Leadership and the Great Commission

Field Strategy (April 30-May 4)

  • Pray for these critical roles to be filled in Field Strategy:  area coaches, trainers, trip leaders, and project and operation support staff. Lift up those who need financial support.
  • Pray for area representatives who are taking Jesus Film® tools and strategies to every corner of the globe (13 areas).

 

Jesus Film Digital Team (May 7-11)

  • Pray that the ministry will see 1.3 billion people reached through digital and broadcast strategies by 2025.
  • Pray that every viewer of our films through digital (online) channels would be offered an opportunity to continue his spiritual journey and grow in faith.

 

Jesus Film Mission TripsTM (May 14-18)

  • Pray for more laborers to serve on training teams and for more full-time trip leaders.
  • Pray for wisdom and clarity in reorganizing new work groups for greater effectiveness.

 

Global Partnerships (May 21-25)

  • Pray the number of global partners using Jesus Film resources will double.
  • Pray that traditional church denominations will pursue evangelism among their own denomination.

 

Marketing and Communication (May 28-June 15)

  • Pray the ministry would increasingly be effective in telling its story of how God is at work in the world today and as a result, would draw more prayer, partners and laborers to the spiritual harvest.
  • Pray for every North American mission organization to be resourced and trained in taking advantage of our tools and strategies to accelerate reaching people who speak other languages, locally and around the world.

3.     Jesus Film Mission TripsTM – May 2018

South Pacific and Samoa (May 8-22)

Teams will partner with local churches to share Christ with nationals using the Jesus Film® app. Teams will also participate in one-on-one campus evangelism, church-planting ministry, and training nationals to use the Jesus Film Media app for evangelism. Pray that this would lead to large-group JESUS film showings. Ask God to use these mission teams in  a powerful way.   

Golden Hope Venture (May 18-June 1)

Teams will build friendships with university students and interact with them at conversational English clubs on campus, sharing short films as part of a cultural exchange. Pray that God will open the hearts of the East Asians with whom the teams interact.

4.      San Luis Obispo Community Event - May 10th

Building upon the fruit of past events in key locations across the U.S., on Thursday, May 10th, the next Jesus Film Project® Vision Night will be in San Luis Obispo, California. A partnering local church and a Jesus Film® financial partner are hosting this event to engage greater community involvement. Pray for featured speakers Josh Newell, Jamie Wagner and Liz Henderson.

In addition, please pray for the following:

  1.     The video filming of the Gawwada premiere (see above) as a tool to cast vision and encourage financial support for scripting and recording of “JESUS” to reach smaller language groups. Pray for effective filming and messaging of the opportunity to take the message to every people and every continent.
  2.      A good response to the May postal appeal seeking support for DVDs, SD cards, duplicators and other digital tools to help reach Iraqis and North Africans passing through the ports of southern Europe. Pray that, as friends are encouraged by the stories in the letter, many will be prompted by the Spirit to help take the gospel to people veiled in spiritual darkness.
  3.      Postal appeals going out this month to raise up new financial partners for the ministry. Pray for 1,750 new partners. Pray that as people give to provide digital tools for evangelism, the matching gift of $50,000 can be quickly met. Pray, too, for God to lead us in attracting new supporters through online channels.
  4.      Our missionary staff who are raising personal financial support for summer outreaches, and their ongoing ministry and family needs. Some staff members have critical needs. Pray they will see God provide in exciting ways. To help a staff member, go to https://give.cru.org/2592796
  5.      Thank God for those friends who made faith commitments at the March briefing in Florida and are now seeking God’s guidance in fulfilling them. Pray for those who desire to give real estate—that the subsequent transfers and sales would proceed without delay.

 

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