Jesus Film Update – August 7, 2013

JFP 8-7-13“Nirosh was diagnosed with tuberculosis,” said the team member in Sri Lanka. “We met Nirosh at a JESUS Film presentation. He worked in a boutique where he contracted tuberculosis. He was admitted to a hospital for four months. The doctors gave up on him and sent him home. Nirosh’s mother became ill too and lost her job. Only Nirosh’s father was working, but the family slipped into poverty. Nirosh’s condition was getting worse day by day. We earnestly prayed for him and God instantly gave him relief from his illness – all the pain and defects vanished! He got up and sat on his bed. He thanked us saying, ‘Thank you for bringing Jesus to heal me.’ We gave him a Bible and told him to read it and get closer to Jesus in every possible way.  Praise the Lord; Nirosh is serving as a youth leader in the area now!”

Pray for the healing miracle of Nirosh to be an encouragement to others about Christ’s love and power.

“We are working to expand the Kingdom of God here on earth,” said the worker in Cuba. “This comment touched the woman’s heart and she asked me if she could be part of the work. We prayed the prayer of salvation and she is now a servant of Christ!”

Pray for the work in Cuba to be effective.

“I was surprised by the positive responses,” said the leader in Brazil. “We were enthusiastic as we created a strategy to share the truth of Christ using the JESUS Film. One couple testified about the effectiveness of the new cell group in their home. Every day of the week has become an opportunity to share Christ.”

Praise God for the receptive hearts of the people in Brazil.

Prayer Requests:

– URGENT: JESUS Film leaders have expressed a desire to launch 147 new teams to go where the church is not yet. We are running to keep up with the Lord in the vision He is casting through His workers. To address this request, funds totaling $588,000 need to be raised for 147 solar-powered backpacks. The initial goal is to have 98 sets ($392,000) funded by September 1st. Please join with us in prayer for the outpouring of the Lord’s provision for His work!
– Pray for the group from Grand Rapids, MI as they near the end of their time working alongside the JESUS Film team in Nicaragua (Aug 2-8).
– Pray for the Bike and a Backpack team traveling in Madagascar to have eyes to see the work of the Lord (Aug 2-13).
– Pray for the Partner Trip participants traveling in the Dominican Republic to experience God in a new and profound way (Aug 8-13).

JESUS Film teams have reported 64,914,138 evangelistic contacts* from January 1998 through August 2013. Of these contacts, 12,084,395 (18.6% of contacts) have indicated decisions for Christ with 4,871,816 (40.3% of decisions) initial discipleship follow-ups. There have been 38,415 preaching points started.
*JESUS Film and other tools

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