Prayer & Praise
August 26, 2015
"I felt in my heart there was something missing," said a man in Mexico. "Even though my parents taught me to work hard and live a good moral life, I lacked something. One day on my way home from work I went through the park as usual. On this day, a crowd was listening to a man tell a story using a colorful cube with pictures on it. As he explained how God loved us by sending Jesus to die in our place, I felt a great need to know God. When an invitation was given, I accepted the Lord Jesus as my Savior and have been attempting to learn more about Him every week."
Pray for this new believer to become established in his faith and for continued growth.
"I thank God because they received Jesus," said a team member in the Philippines. "In preparation for showing the JESUS Film, we distributed tracks around the community and found one man, Mr. C, who was willing to host the film at his house. I praise the Lord for the successful film showing. Many accepted the Lord as their personal Savior. Now I am following up with these new contacts."
Pray for the establishment and growth of these new believers.
"More than 1,200 people came to watch the JESUS Film," shared the team member in Malawi, on the continent of Africa. "Of those, 769 people made a decision for Christ! We were well received by the chiefs, teachers and the villagers. Fifty-three new believers immediately registered their names to our newly birthed church. The chief told us in his village polygamy, prostitution, and hard living is common lifestyles. He appreciated our coming with the gospel of Christ through the JESUS Film. He said he was hopeful his village will be transformed since most villagers will now be followers of Christ who will live a good life in their community. The wife of one man confessed that now she finally feels married since her husband will be home with her and their children."
Praise God for changing the lifestyle of an entire village.
Praises and Prayer Requests:
- Pray for the next lost person to meet Jesus! Sign up today - go to http://www.JFHP.org/WYN.
- Pray for the Partners Trip making plans to travel to Panama to see the work of God through the JESUS Film.
- Pray for the Mission Trip participants as they anticipate travel to the Republic of South Africa.
- Pray for the Washington Pacific District preparing to go to Brazil to deliver equipment to front line teams.
- Please pray for the leaders and table hosts as they invite individuals to participate in the World Challenge event on September 10th in the San Francisco Bay Area. Pray the Lord will bless this time of inspiration and commitment in a great way. World Challenges are major fundraising events for JESUS Film Harvest Partners. Pray that the Lord will speak to people's hearts as they consider financially supporting the mission to help fulfill the Great Commission by reaching the lost with God's love. For more information about World Challenge events, call Trish or Patty at 913-663-5700.
JESUS Film Harvest Partners has reported work in 135 countries, with 290 languages used, and currently 731 registered teams.
Since January 1998, JESUS Film teams have reported:
Evangelistic contacts* 100 million 71,525,927
Decisions for Christ 17 million 13,652,010
Initial discipleship follow-ups 8 million 5,960,907
Preaching Points 70,000 55,744
*JESUS Film and other tools