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“I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD, the praises of the LORD, 
according to all that the LORD has granted us

Isaiah 63:7a (NIV)

Dear Friends & Partners,

“This film has been one of the most effective tools in the history of Christendom.” – Dr. John C. Maxwell

Maxwell said this of the JESUS film just four years after JESUS Film Harvest Partners’ (JFHP) beginning. His words ring especially true today as we celebrate 20 years and over 15 million decisions for Christ.

The past 20 years are a result of the miracle of God’s work. We have been surrounded by His faithfulness, faithful Harvest Partners, and faithful teams. Read this encouraging testimony from the beginning days of the ministry:

“A member of the Ecuador team found a village where there were no churches and where people had never heard of Jesus. The team hired a bus to take them to this remote village. However, on the way, it blew two tires in the middle of a downpour. 

As the bus came to a stop, it burst into flames. The team members jumped out of the bus with the equipment and stood under trees to escape the blaze. At that moment, lightning struck a power pole nearby the team and another bolt struck a tree. By God’s grace, no one was hurt.

After all of this, the team carried the heavy equipment up the mountain in the rain. They held the equipment above them as they crossed a waist-deep river. The weary team finally arrived at the village and the rain stopped. They showed the film to 600 people, and 218 people accepted Christ. Church leaders are now planting a Preaching Point here.”

The fervor of JESUS Film teams never ceases to amaze me. There are many lonely, lost, and hurting people who need to hear the Good News—no matter the risk.


The equipment the Ecuador team carried up the mountain weighed over 200 pounds. Today, one team member can carry a set of solar-powered equipment on their back—Praise God for how far we’ve come! We don’t know what the next 20 years look like, but with the help of Harvest Partners like you, we can be poised for whatever doors God opens.


To commemorate JFHP’s 20th anniversary, would you prayerfully consider giving a $20 gift today, or a gift in increments of $20?

As we celebrate the past and look to the future—you get the thanks—God gets the glory!


You are loved.


Brian Helstrom
Executive Director

August Ask

P.S. Dr. Louie Bustle said, “The partnership of events of that August day in 1997 didn’t make the evening news. But heaven noticed.” Hear more about the history of JFHP in “A Partnership is Forged” below!