In the past few weeks we have received some incredible reports of people coming to Christ through the use of our JESUS Film Project’s new ministry tools. One of those new tools is a film series for women that Doug’s team produced, called “Rivka.”
“Rivka” is an evangelism and basic follow-up strategy that can be utilized throughout the world. Consisting of video, audio and print tools designed to be used in a variety of combinations, the core of “Rivka” is the story of a small group of Christians living in first century Palestine. As they grow together through life’s struggles and joys, they learn the foundational tenants of the Christian life. Added to this narrative are Bible studies and personal devotionals that aide the audience in learning those same truths for themselves.
In a central Asian country, Campus Crusade staff members have been using “Rivka” and seeing God move in amazing ways. Here is what one staff member recently shared:
“Lately we have had great success through our presentations of the “Rivka” project. Everywhere we teach our evangelism and discipleship training, we utilize “Rivka” (especially among women) as an excellent tool.
At first, we limited our presentations to believers in local churches, seeing “Rivka” as a way to help new believers grow in their faith. However, we began to notice that many groups which had formed after our initial training began to invite non-believing women and see this as an effective evangelistic tool. We have come to see this material for believers and for evangelism.
We had not expected the effects we’ve seen from “Rivka”…and it has not yet been translated into our local language!
In the past three months more than 1,000 women have come to faith in Jesus Christ and approximately 50 small groups have formed, most of which are completely woman’s groups.
If/when we are able—with God’s help—to translate this series of films into our local language, we believe that this will be the equivalent to a spiritual bomb! Many, upon watching this material, immediately say that they need this themselves…and that so do our people as a whole.”
Please pray for the Lord’s wisdom as Doug’s team continues to develop and release “Rivka” around the world. Pray also for those who have come to Christ after seeing “Rivka” that they will continue to grow in their faith.
Thank you for your continued faithful prayers and support to our ministry.