Jesus Film Update – December 18, 2013


December 18, 2013

“Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is the Messiah, the Lord.”
Luke 2:11

JFP 12-18-13“When we reached one government camp, they were very glad to see us with the equipment,” said a team member in Liberia. “After the showing, several came and told us, ‘We are glad you brought Jesus to us. We have learned a lot from the JESUS Film, and have come to believe that Jesus is in charge of our lives.’ One man, Jonah, gave his life to Christ and is allowing his home to be used as a place for the new church, which he leads.”

Pray for Jonah as he leads this new group of believers.


“Women of God are brave and risk their lives for Christ,”
observes a school teacher in Peru. “The leader lives far away from us, yet is very faithful in attending our house studies. She is always looking for God’s ways.  Seeing her faithfulness causes me to reflect and want to be an example of living a life pleasing to God.”

Praise God for the leaders which inspire new believers in their faith.


“I am so happy I gave my life to Jesus,”
said the new believer in Haiti. “In the JESUS Film, I saw the suffering He endured for us and decided I no longer wanted to live separately from God.”

Pray for this new believer in his determination to allow God to change his life.


Praises & Prayer Requests:

– We praise God for the faithfulness of our prayer warriors! Pray for more to join with us in prayer.
– Pray for the new believers who face social and religious pressure to reject Christ to remain
strong in their faith.


* Holiday Schedule:
The JESUS Film Harvest Partners Prayer & Praise e-mail will take time off for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. We will not publish the Prayer & Praise e-mail on December 25th or January 1st. The next Prayer & Praise e-mail will be published on January 8th, 2014. We appreciate your continued prayers for the ministry during this time – we depend upon them!

JESUS Film teams have reported 65,865,917 evangelistic contacts* from January 1998 through December 2013. Of these contacts, 12,306,531 (18.7% of contacts) have indicated decisions for Christ with 5,027,791 (40.9% of decisions) initial discipleship follow-ups. There have been 40,325 preaching points started.
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JESUS Film and other tools

Please note that the JESUS Film Harvest Partners (JFHP) office will be closed from Monday, December 23rd, 2013 through Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. The office will re-open Thursday, January 2nd, 2014.

End-of-Year Giving: All checks postmarked on or before December 31st will apply to 2013.  All credit/debit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) processed online (www.JFHP.org, Donate menu) before midnight Central time December 31st will apply to 2013

Please note: Credit/debit card transactions that are mailed to JFHP and received after December 20th will not be processed until January and, therefore, will not apply to 2013.

If you have further questions or need assistance with end-of-year giving, feel free to call Jeff Swearingen at 913-709-5742.

2013 JFHP Annual Giving Statements will be sent by postal mail by the end of February.

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