Prayer & Praise
September 30, 2015
"As I saw these people for the first time, my heart sank," said a team leader in Sri Lanka. "The people in this area live a deprived life. Disease and illness is common here—it broke my heart to see them. At first, we were unable to get permission from the village headman to show the JESUS Film, but after praying about it, God made it possible. Permission was granted, due to the influence of the headman's friends and family, and doors were opened. I am praying constantly that God will bless them abundantly. They are now friends and help us with the JESUS Film showings."
Pray for the salvation of these people that through the JESUS Film, many would come to Christ.
"I have suffered because of my husband," said Isabel in Cuba. "We have been married for 24 years. Though he is a doctor, he is also an alcoholic and it has affected our marriage. We have a dysfunctional home and live with my mother-in-law, who runs a spiritist center in our area. My older son is serving a legal sanction due to the negative influences. All this weighs heavily on me. My sister is always telling me about God, His love and His power to transform my life and my family. The day I saw the JESUS Film, I understood He is the true way. I hope my faith will increase. Now I am happy and learning more about the Living God and His power!"
Praise God for the hope Isabel has in the Lord!
"He was released from his heavy burden" reported a team leader in Malawi. "One viewer requested prayer concerning his smoking and drinking habits. This man and many others received help after accepting Christ following the showing of the JESUS Film! We thank the Lord for a job well done because we reached a lot of people with the good news. Many accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior and many names were registered that day with our new preaching point."
Pray for the maturity of these new believers and for this new group in Malawi.
Praises and Prayer Requests:
- Praise God for the safe return of the Mission Trip participants from the Republic of South Africa.
- Pray for the Washington Pacific District participants traveling in Brazil to have eyes to see the work of the Lord.
- Pray for the Partner Trip group making final plans to travel to Guatemala.
- Pray the Mission Trip group and leader as they anticipate seeing the work of JESUS Film Harvest Partners teams in Nepal.
- Pray for the group taking equipment into India.
-Pray for the JESUS Film Harvest Partners Amazing Race hosted by Hutchinson First Church of the Nazarene on October 17th in Hutchinson, Kansas 10:30am at the Highlands Golf Club in Hutchinson. The event will raise funds for JESUS Film Harvest Partners Back Packs. For more information contact Ashley Gage at firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
Since January 1998, JESUS Film teams have reported:
Evangelistic contacts* 100 million 71,841,651
Decisions for Christ 17 million 13,724,926
Initial discipleship follow-ups 8 million 6,015,251
Preaching Points 70,000 53,736
*JESUS Film and other tools