Prayer & Praise
December 17, 2014
May the blessings of our Savior be with you this Christmas season!
"Christ was unknown to me." said 19 year old Mamadou in Benin. "In my religious background, Jesus was not revered as the Son of God. When I saw the JESUS Film, I learned about Christ and His time on this earth. I know He values all people and came to save mankind."
Pray for others who live in religious darkness to find the light of Christ's love.
"Some people watched through the window," said the team member in Argentina. "We showed the film in Hugo's small home. A good crowd gathered. So many were present, some people watched the JESUS Film through the windows. The people were so enthused; they helped us show the film throughout the neighborhood at an eatery and soccer field. As a result, many children came to know Christ. They are being discipled in a growing Sunday school class. Many people are coming to know the Lord thanks to the JESUS Film."
Praise God for the effective Kingdom work of the teams serving in Argentina.
"She was delivered from an evil spirit," said the team member in Sri Lanka. "Following the presentation, there was a lady possessed by a demon. We prayed for her demanding, by the blood of Jesus, the evil spirit leave her body. She suddenly shouted and fell down! When she rose, she was normal and began to praise and thank the Lord for His deliverance. We praise and thank God for all the wonderful things He is doing through the JESUS Film work."
Praise the Lord for this woman's deliverance from evil!
Praises & Prayer Requests:
- Praise God for the celebration of His ultimate gift of Christ to mankind.
- Pray for the believers who are persecuted for their faith in the Lord.
- A Panamanian leader's home was robbed while he was leading a mission service. The robber took clothing, a propane tank, and a set of JESUS Film equipment. Sadly, it was probably someone very familiar with his ministry schedule. Please pray for the robber to repent of his wrongs and return the stolen goods.
NOTE: Due to the Christmas holiday schedule, the next Prayer and Praise will be published January 7th, 2015.
JESUS Film teams have reported 68,986,546 evangelistic contacts* from January 1998 through December 2014. Of these contacts, 13,054,456 (18.9% of contacts) have indicated decisions for Christ with 5,555,748 (42.6% of decisions) initial discipleship follow-ups. There have been 47,387 preaching points started.
*JESUS Film and other tools
Please note that JESUS Film Harvest Partners (JFHP) office will be closed from Wednesday, December 24th through Friday, January 2nd for Christmas and New Year's holidays. The office will re-open Monday, January 5.
End-of-Year Giving: All checks postmarked on or before December 31st will apply to 2014. 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 2014. Please note: Credit/debit card transactions that are mailed to JFHP and received after December 22nd will not be processed until January and, therefore, will not apply to 2014.
2014 JFHP Annual Giving Statements will be sent by postal mail by the end of February.