The Lord's right hand is lifted high; the Lord's right hand has done mighty things!
The JESUS film is now available in 2,000 languages! Our executive director, Josh Newell, and his wife, Holly, talk about the significance of this amazing milestone, what we hope it means for the fulfillment of the Great Commission and what you can expect from Jesus Film Project next.
Our 2000th Language Recording - Zo
The Zo language is spoken by roughly 65,000 speakers out of the country of Myanmar. Zo speakers are spread out across the world, having fled instability and discrimination at home. And while a Zo translation of the Bible exists, it hasn’t been printed in Myanmar. Many Zo are unable to read.
This new translation of JESUS in Zo provides a way for Zo speakers to have access to the story of Jesus in their language. It’s in a format they can understand—wherever they find themselves.
NextSteps Journey in Ethiopia
Akalu, a changed life story
Here is a story from Sami (the Africa National Digital Strategy Leader) about how one of those visitors to our Jesus Film YouTube Channel watching the Amharic Jesus Film.
Akalu (35 years old) lives with his younger sisters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is married and has two children, but he was living with his sister while separated from his wife. He felt hopeless and miserable. On one ordinary day, as he was surfing on YouTube, he ended up watching the Jesus Film in Amharic. Akalu remembered watching the Jesus Film years back, but he barely recalled the story. It had been a long time since he went to church. As he kept watching, he saw a YouTube ad asking him if he wanted to start a relationship with Jesus in his own language. He skipped it, but continued watching. Afterwards another invitation popped up. It was an invitation to pray. This time he responded and clicked the link wondering what to expect. Hear the rest of the story from Sami...
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Rick & Julie
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