Light for the Darkness

update photoIn an Eastern India village, traditionally a haven for militant rebels, the villagers live cut off from the rest of society—no electricity, no safe running water, no medical facility, and no news of Jesus. But in 2011 a JESUS Film church-planting team found their way to the isolated village and, through use of the film, ignited the faith of the people to truly understand that the Son of God came to the world for them, too.

The first Christ-follower in this village was a hardened guerrilla fighter. “Now he is not only a believer in Christ, but God is using him to lead a Bible study group with 10 new believers from his village,” an area leader reported. “Through the ministry of these church planters now there are three Bible study groups with 27 baptized members and many seekers of the Lord.”

With the help of the church planters, this once-anarchist village has extended the gospel to two nearby communities and is praying for opportunities to evangelize, disciple and plant churches in four more neighboring villages. As roads are built to these outlying areas, the Campus Crusade ministry Global Aid Network® in Australia is planning to install solar panels on every home in the villages, helping bring light for their path and the Light of the World for their hearts.

35 Years of Miracles

35 Years of The JESUS Film

As we celebrate 35 years of “JESUS,” of amazing progress toward fulfilling the Great Commission, we are acutely aware that this is your ministry. For these 35 years are built on a firm foundation—your intercession and faith, your encouragement and giving.  A journey that started in the 1950s, when Dr. Bright first began thinking of a film on the life of Christ that would be totally faithful to Scripture, based on the Word of God.  The result is a tool used by the Holy Spirit. As Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse has graciously said, “I think the ‘JESUS’ film is one of the great tools for evangelism. This single project has been probably one of the most effective in getting the ear and the hearts of a lost world.” For helping to make this all possible, thank you.  This is your history.

Tigers and Bears Share the Gospel

Tigers and BearsDo animals talk? Yes! And some even share the story of Jesus. Thanks to an innovative audio tool called the Wildlife STORYTELLER, vulnerable and victimized people hear about the peace and security found in Jesus through the comfort of a stuffed animal.

Resulting from a partnership between the JESUS Film™, Global Recordings Network, MegaVoice© and Simply the Story, each Wildlife STORYTELLER consists of a stuffed animal with a pocket holding a MegaVoice audio player. The MegaVoice usually contains the audio adaptation of the JESUS film or The Story of Jesus for Children and other Bible stories in the recipient’s heart language.

Susan, the visionary behind the partnership, describes the effect the Wildlife STORYTELLER had on a disabled boy in Guatemala: “The second the child felt the tiger’s soft fur, his face lit right up. When he pushed the little audio button, the tiger began to tell him a Bible story—in his own language.”

In South Asia, Latha, a child bride whose husband sold her into prostitution more than 11 years ago, faced daily abuse. One morning Christian aid workers found Latha badly beaten lying beside a road in the rain. They quickly took her to the hospital along with a bag of supplies— including a Wildlife STORYTELLER bear.

Day and night, Latha clung to her bear and listened to the stories about Jesus—including the audio adaptation of the JESUS film in her heart language. By the end of her stay, everyone in the ward knew the stories. A nonbelieving doctor remarked that the presence of prayer and truth in that dark place changed the lives of everyone at the hospital.

Good work, Mr. Tiger and Mr. Bear!

To order a Wildlife STORYTELLER: megavoice.com/wildlife.html