Sacrificial Killings

June 2016

Sacrificial Killings

mapI was visiting the “Source of Voodoo” nation of Togo when I first heard of the woman high priestess who was sacrificing human lives every week. The voodoo religion is steeped and deeply entrenched in this small West African country and people have a great fear and respect for the power of the high priests and priestesses. When strange or terrible things happen, much of the population are afraid to question or to seek answers. So when small children start disappearing from a village, people are very afraid, but many do nothing…even when it is their own little baby or child.

While in Togo I met a group of very bold Christian women who had formed the very first “All Women’s JESUS Film Team.” These sanctified ladies were willing to go anywhere the Holy Spirit led them. They listened to God…and then obeyed Him. So many stories have come to us from this powerful team over the past few years. [I wrote an article about these women in the May 2015 issue of Ambassador News.]

picIt seems a voodoo high priestess was practicing her witchcraft in the same area as the All Women’s JESUS Film Team. She heard the stories of how God had miraculously touched people’s lives. She became jealous of these women and the power they seemed to have. She wanted more of that power herself.

She had been abducting babies and small children and killing them to obtain the power she needed from her voodoo religion. She came to a JESUS Film showing and listened to the women speak. Afterward, she approached the women and asked, “How is it you have boldness to speak with such authority? Do you make sacrifices?” They answered…it is God who gives us the boldness to speak wherever He asks us to be a witness.

The woman said, "I watched the film about Jesus and want to repent of my sins." She went on to tell these women that EVERY week for the past 20 YEARS she had killed a small child as a sacrificial offering to her voodoo. She said, “I now know this is not right and want JESUS to forgive me.”

You and I can never bring back the OVER ONE THOUSAND children who were sacrificed by this woman, but through the power of God’s Word and the JESUS Film story, we can help to stop senseless killing and begin to restore exploited and hurting children in every nation of this world.

That voodoo high priestess left her former religion, burned all her fetishes, stopped her evil practices, and is now serving Jesus Christ as a Christian woman in Togo and helping to bring Good News to others.

Can you Ambassadors continue to help JESUS Film Harvest Partners rescue and restore exploited children? Your prayers and faithful giving to JFHP will, for sure, make a huge difference.

 

Your brother in the Harvest,

    John


Welcome to our new Ambassadors!

Rod Ruger – Oregon City, OR
Linda Landauer – Oregon City, OR
Todd Rogers – Pueblo, CO
Richard Kozisek – Independence, OR
Barbara Smith-Gillespie – Eugene, OR
Rynie Badenhorst – Houston, TX
Mark Anderson – Pueblo, CO
Jamey Ketchum – Pueblo West, CO
Jim Ruark – Columbus, OH
 

JFHP Fast Fact

When you support the JESUS Film, you restore exploited and hurting children.

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We are pleased to announce the new Ambassador campaign is now up and running on the JFHP.org/ShareNewLife website. 

Also, by now you should have received your Share New Life envelope with a letter explaining this new campaign, along with three envelopes to share with others about the ministry of the 710 JESUS Film teams around the world.  If you need more than three envelopes, we will be happy to send you more!

Now that the website is active, it is also possible to begin a recurring monthly / quarterly / yearly gift to support the 710 JESUS Film teams.

Thank you, Ambassadors, for your participation in sharing new life with those around the world through your prayer, your time, your financial support and sharing with others about JESUS Film Harvest Partners!

Your Area Ambassadors

(1) HAWAII Mark Gudmunson (13) OKLAHOMA   (24) NEW YORK Larry Warner
(2) ALASKA   (14) SOUTHEAST TEXAS   (25) SUSQUEHANNA   
(3) NORTHWEST Bud Welch (15) MISSOURI   (26) VIRGINIAS Margaret Bailey
(4) NORTHERN CALIFORNIA John Wilcox (16) LOU-ARK Larry Weihe (27) CAROLINAS  
(5) SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA Carole Webb (17) WIS-MICH Jessica Craig (28) NEW ENGLAND Mike Beevers
(6) INTERMOUNTAIN Jaeson Rogers (18) ILLINOIS   (29) NATIVE AMERICAN  
(7) ARIZONA   (19) INDIANA   (30) LATIN AMERICAN   
(8) ROCKY MOUNTAIN   (20) KENNESSIPPI Carol Anne Eby (31) CANADA PACIFIC  
(9) KANORADO Ken Willard (21) GEORGIABAMA   (32) CANADA WEST  
(10) NEW TEXICO Bill Nielson (22) FLORIDA   (33) CANADA CENTRAL  
(11) PRAIRIE LAKES David Mingus (23) OHIO Mary Gingery (34) CANADA EASTERN  
(12) NEBRASKOA          

NEW JFHP STAFF

Communications Coordinator – Joy ForneyJoy

I am a Kansas City native who currently resides in Olathe, KS with my husband, Jesse. I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Trinity International University in Chicago, IL where I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in English / Communication. I have a passion for world travel and missions and believe God has cultivated and shaped that passion through different opportunities. Over the last decade, I traveled to 14 countries as well as studied abroad for a semester. My previous positions have given me experience in recruitment, outreach, and marketing. I am excited to take on the new role of Communications Coordinator, and cannot wait to see how God will use my education, experience, and passion in partnership with JESUS Film Harvest Partners to further His mission.

 

Accountant – Aubrey HillsAubrey

I am Aubrey Hills and have just graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Accounting and a minor in Fraud Examination. I am engaged and getting married in May of 2017. I love to bake and be with my family and friends. I belong to Covenant Chapel Church in Leawood, KS where my fiancé is the youth pastor intern. I spend my Wednesdays and Sundays in this church, helping with the Middle School and High School students. Most of my time now is spent planning youth activities and my wedding!

I love it here.

 

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World Challenge

San Diego, CA - October 27, 2016

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