Every evening Pa Sorie and several friends met at a village bar in Sierra Leone to drink palm wine. Many nights ended in drunken-ness. One evening as Pa Sorie walked home, he came upon a “JESUS” film showing in his language of Mende. He stopped to watch. The message moved him so much that he gave his life to Christ. JESUS Film® team members met with him for the next six days taking him through follow-up lessons. At the end of the follow-up, he received a Proclaimer* since he was not able to read the Bible. Daily Pa Sorie listened to the Bible and stopped going to the bar. Some friends noticed his absence and decided to visit him.
When they arrived at his home he was listening to his Proclaimer, and they joined him. A JESUS Film member explained to the men what they were hearing. That day Pa Sorie’s friends made decisions to receive Christ. This small group of men no longer visits the bar to drink wine, but in the evenings they meet at Pa Sorie’s home for a listening Bible study, much to the delight of his wife and children.
* A solar-powered digital player that presents dramatized audio translations of the entire New Testament in local languages, developed by Faith Comes By Hearing®, a JESUS Film Project ministry partner.
Pa Sorie happened upon a “JESUS” film showing in his village, but what about those who live in urban areas or remote regions where the film isn’t as easily shown. How will those people have access to the gospel in their local dialect?
Two years ago the Jesus Film Media App became available, allowing people around the world to download JESUS Film tools in their local language from their smart phone or watch online from the place where they live.
Since taking on his new role almost a year ago, Doug continues to engage with people around the world about JESUS Film tools available through the app and the JESUS Film website. Since launching the JESUS Film social media platforms, Doug’s team has engaged with nearly 500,000 people. Praise God. Through social media we are reaching countries like the Philippians, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Ethiopia and Syria.
People who previously had no access to the gospel can now download evangelistic and discipleship tools, available in their local dialect, simply through our digital platforms.
Please pray for all these opportunities, that God will bless the outcome. Thank you for your continued prayers and partnership. We are so grateful for you.