December 7, 2016
Your prayers help empower the persecuted church…
“You are the main culprit! You should be publicly punished!” declared the village priest in South Asia. He said these things to the young local man, Asim, who was helping us with the JESUS Film. “We were forced to stop the showing and leave the village. The priest told us we would be killed if we returned. We kept in contact with Asim who asked us to lead him to a personal relationship with Jesus. We rejoice over his transformed life. He continues to live under persecution.”
Pray for Asim as he grows in his faith in the face of local opposition.
“No one will stop this show!” shouted Niraj defending the JESUS Film viewing in Nepal. “There are very few Christ-followers in this perilous region of Nepal. Access is by foot and the frequent river flooding is dangerous. Additionally, other religious extremists oppose Christ followers. After much effort, we were able to arrange a showing of the JESUS Film and more than 80 people came. In the middle of the showing a group came demanding we stop the film and threatening the viewers. Led by Niraj, many of the audience protested fearing we would never return to complete the showing. The extremists left, but not without threats. Three people accepted Christ after the showing. We thank God for all He has done. We have started a Preaching Point there.”
Praise the Lord for the new Preaching Point started in this village, where many can grow in their faith.
“My family and I accepted Jesus as our personal Savior” explained Ravi in India. “We were all baptized. Then my father started to build a temple near our home. Because my family follows Christ and opposed the building, my family members were beaten. Pray for our family as we face this difficult situation. We know God will give us strength to persevere.”
Pray for God to sustain this family as they face persecution.
Praise and Prayer Requests:
- Pray for the Partner Trip participants as they are seeing God’s work in Cuba.
- Praise God for the joyous season of celebration of life!
JESUS Film Harvest Partners has reported work in 138 countries, with 290 languages used, and currently 710 registered teams.
Since January 1998, JESUS Film teams have reported:
|Evangelistic contacts*||100 million||76,088,637|
|Decisions for Christ||20 million||14,712,483|
|Initial discipleship follow-ups||10 million||6,698,481|
|*JESUS Film and other tools|