January 25, 2017
Your prayers help relieve financial stress…
“I felt Jesus touch my leg,” said Kashif, a new believer in Pakistan. “I worked in a company as a cleaner. One day, I slipped on the floor and badly injured my leg. My company helped in my treatment, but not completely. I borrowed money from friends and relatives to pay the balance of my medical bill, but it did not help. The debt forced my family and me to go hungry. My children turned to stealing to get food. Eventually, my wife took the children and went to her parents’ home. I was lost and alone. One day, I saw the JESUS Film. I saw how Jesus provided for people in need and healed the sick. I repented and said, “Jesus, you know I have faced hunger, sickness, and loneliness. Please have mercy on me.” I am glad because Jesus healed me and helped solve the problems in my life. My wife and children have returned and I have a job again.”
Praise the Lord for Kashif’s new job and the health he now enjoys.
“I felt God was close to me during the time of the film,” said Bintu, a new believer in Sierra Leone. “I work as a maid close to where the JESUS Film was shown. One of my neighbors asked me to go with her. As I watched the film and listened to the preaching of Jesus, I felt convicted of my sins. I knew what I had been doing was wrong. The woman I work for trusts me and gives me charge of the house when she leaves for work. I have taken advantage of this by stealing money and food and placing the blame on other members of the staff. As I listened to Jesus’ message, I knew I was wrong. When the pastor gave the altar call, I started crying and asked Jesus to save me. I caused many people to lose their jobs. When I stole, others received the punishment. Please pray I will not go back to that lifestyle. I asked God for forgiveness and want to serve Him for the rest of my life.”
Pray Bintu’s new-found faith in God leads her to make a difference in others’ lives.
“I was really touched by Jesus who clearly said I am committing great sins,” said Christelle, a new believer in Togo. “I am a hairdresser with six apprentices. I sell my apprentices to men and take the money from these girls. I thought I was doing a good thing by making myself rich. After watching the JESUS Film, I will not do this again. I received Jesus into my life so He may forgive me.”
Praise the Lord for guiding Christelle away from her immoral business practice and accepting Jesus into her life.
- Pray for the participants from Brockington Road Church as they prepare to minister in Panama with the JESUS Film teams.
JESUS Film Harvest Partners has reported work in 138 countries, with 290 languages used, and currently 710 registered teams.
Since January 1998, JESUS Film teams have reported:
|Evangelistic contacts*||100 million||76,314,428|
|Decisions for Christ||20 million||14,768,421|
|Initial discipleship follow-ups||10 million||6,737,010|
|*JESUS Film and other tools|