All around the world, the JESUS Film is being used to plant brand new churches â€“ often in areas where every church is brand new.
Refugees inÂ 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 â€” 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 Christâ€¦
A young man named Jacob was one of these thousandsâ€¦ 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 â€” unmarried, but living together â€” 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 “â€¦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. â€¦ It was spectacular!”
Other new believers include Variola â€” 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.”