The JESUS Film, a ministry of Campus Crusade for Christ, was first released in 1979 and translated into over 1,100 languages. It has been viewed over 6 billion times worldwide. In 2012 a digital platform was introduced allowing people to access Jesus Film resources for free by using a smartphone, laptop, or other media device.
Have you ever wanted to share your faith with someone, especially someone who did not speak English fluently, but didn’t feel adequately equipped with the tools to do so? It is the heart of Jesus Film Media, a ministry of the Jesus Film Project to offer tools that are easy to use and share with others. The Jesus Film media app provides access to all 1,100+ right from the convenience of a phone! In addition, Jesus Film Media is partnering with the popular Bible app, YouVersion to provide access from specific passages of Scripture to corresponding Jesus Film Media videos.
Earlier this year a lady named Bonnie was in Washington, DC when used the app to share Christ with others in a laundromat. She noticed that several people were just sitting around waiting for their laundry and asked if they would like to watch a movie while they waited. She then directed them to the Jesus Film app so that they could view the JESUS Film or The Story of Jesus for Children if they had kids in tow.
Bonnie said, “I have never been one to feel comfortable evangelizing. My lack of confidence in my abilities to do so has, at times, made me feel like I was disappointing my Lord. The new app from Jesus Film Media™ has made sharing the gospel possible for anyone, even me! I am thankful for it because the JESUS film explains who Jesus is and what He has done for mankind better than I could ever hope to do.”
When Bonnie went to laundromat that day five of the six people that she approached about watching the film were interested. Bonnie continued to explain, “…When I told the Spanish speakers that the movie was also in Spanish, their faces lit up! It was so SIMPLE! I did not have to explain the gospel; I only had to explain how to search for the app and download it—the film JESUS did the rest. On my way out, a woman smiled and said, “I am going to help my mother download this!”
So much about sharing our faith is simply about just being available. We encourage you to download the app to your smart phone today by going to the app store on your phone and searching for “Jesus Film Media”.
Much has happened in the past month since arrived home from our summer in Colorado. We are back to fairly regular schedule that includes school for both Macey and Eden. We are very thankful that they are enjoying their classes, first grade for Macey and preschool two half days a week for Eden.
We have reengaged with ministry at the office as well as through our church. We appreciate your prayers for our neighborhood summer club a couple of weeks ago. We saw an average of 15 children attend each night and presented the gospel on the last evening. We appreciate your prayers for wisdom in how to further connect with the kids in our neighborhood and encourage them in their faith.
We so appreciate you and your love and support of us.
Please let us know how we can pray for you.
Andi, Scott, Macey “Big First Grader,” and Eden “Rocks the Pig Tails” Mitchell
*For God to use the Jesus Film Media app to draw people to Himself
*For the kids in our neighborhood to walk with God
*For us to be open to God using us for His glory in all aspect of life: family, school, our neighborhood, etc.