All around the world, the JESUS Film is being used to plant brand new churches – often in areas where every church is brand new.
Refugees in South Sudan
At a refugee camp in South Sudan, more than 70,000 people found solace from a lives of political persecution, ethnic cleansing and civil war. A refugee camp run by one of the JESUS Film Project’s ministry partners.
JESUS was shown often — usually with more than 90% of the viewers indicating decisions to follow Christ!
To date, dozens of churches have been planted and more than 20,000 people previously fleeing death have found new life in Christ…
A young man named Jacob was one of these thousands… and developed and immediate desire to see his family and his community come to know Christ as well.
After the 2010 earthquake created a refugee crisis in the island nation the a staff member of JESUS Film Project forged a partnership with one local church. As a result he is now leading leading church in the tent city of “Ona-ville” that serve the 10,000 families that live there.
After one JESUS showing, 42 couples — unmarried, but living together — indicated decisions for Christ and joined the Ona-ville church. The ministry team followed up with them. An observer explained that the Spirit led them to understand their need “…to be married and make a public declaration of their new birth. Thus, a mass wedding was planned at the same time for all 42 couples. … It was spectacular!”
Other new believers include Variola — a (now former) Voodoo priestess. She brought the team back to her house to share the Gospel with her husband, who was a Voodoo practitioner as well.
“Afterward the leaders destroyed all voodoo fetishes, like rings dedicated to demons, and other items. Now [Variola and her husband] are serving the Lord in our church at Ona-ville.”