“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith —
and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”
Ephesians 2:8 (NIV)
Colombian teams request prayer for committed leaders, especially younger men, to reach the youth with the gospel.
Guerilla groups have been oppressing Colombian Christians and closing churches. Believers are targeted because their obedience to God’s Word prevents them from supporting the violent factions (guerrillas or paramilitary groups) funded through narcotics trafficking and other criminal activities. Pray for a decrease in violence and for the displaced Christians to find hope amidst the turbulence.
Burkina Faso is another nation where attacks against Christians have increased dramatically in recent years. Pray for security and stability in the region so JESUS Film teams can continue to reach the unreached. Pray those forced to flee their homes will remain faithful to Christ.
Praise God for this report from Burkina Faso teams: “This year was full of hope, grace, and miracles. We reaped the harvest and made significant progress in reaching the lost!”
Guatemala teams faced a variety of ministry challenges last year, including heavy rains, opposition from community leaders, and long and difficult journeys by foot to reach villages with the gospel. Pray for the teams to feel supernaturally encouraged and strengthened to overcome these obstacles for the love of their neighbors and God’s glory.
Praise God for the teams’ creative evangelism strategies that have opened doors to share the Good News and disciple new believers in unique and remote places, including schools.
Pray for the Togo church to be refined by rooting out syncretism, false teaching, and idolatry. Pray that God’s shining light breaks through the darkest corners, and that people see His glory.
Teams are doing ministry in areas where there are frequent attacks from extremist groups. Pray for God’s peace to touch the hearts and lives of victims and attackers alike. Pray for any plans to interrupt JESUS film showings to be spoiled and abandoned.
JESUS Film Harvest Partners (JFHP) is a Kingdom-building ministry devoted to world evangelism through the JESUS film and other tools. JFHP equips and supports JESUS Film teams of local people to do evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.