Central Asia (JFP) — Jesus Movie Undertaking crew members had been racked by guilt for occasions that occurred a 12 months earlier. They’d organized for a movie exhibiting exterior a Central Asian village. Upon arrival close to the neighborhood, an space they knew to be harmful due to non secular radicals, they sensed one thing was not proper.
With no moon, all of the crew members may see had been faint silhouettes of buildings and bushes. They felt an unsettling and eerie foreboding however started enjoying music via the audio system to draw individuals from the close by neighborhood to the movie exhibiting.
No one got here, which nearly by no means occurs. Out of the blue, they heard the sound of rustling bushes and the cracking of branches breaking underneath the ft of 12 radicals dashing towards them.
Waving machetes, they screamed, We’re going to kill you and each infidel with you!
The three crew members fled for his or her lives, working as quick as they may to their Jeep. With hearts pounding and fumbling to get the Jeep began, they sped away.
A 12 months later, via prayer, they acknowledged that these individuals nonetheless wanted to listen to the Gospel, in order that they requested the Lord what they need to do. In settlement, they felt God urging them to return, though the danger was nice. The members loaded the JESUS movie and gear again into their Jeep, together with three bins of Bibles, and headed for the village, a number of hours away.
On the street, they got here to a police checkpoint a probably harmful cease within the street contemplating the load of Bibles.
The officer requested the place they had been going. Attempting to be noncommittal, they stated, We’re headed south. To their shock, he stated Nicely so am I. Are you able to give me a experience? There was no means they may refuse the officer’s request.
Insisting on climbing into the again of the Jeep, the officer sat on a field filled with Bibles. They feared if the officer appeared into the field, they may very well be arrested or presumably killed. In order that they prayed and drove on.
Quickly, the crew approached one other police checkpoint. Popping his head out from the again of the Jeep, the primary police officer advised the opposite officers, I’m with them. You don’t want to go looking the car.
The police waved them via. This occurred at three extra police checkpoints, and all 3 times he received them via. At his request, they drove the officer to his residence, the place he invited them in for tea. As soon as there, he requested what they had been planning.
We’ve come to point out a movie concerning the Nice Prophet Isa (Jesus).
In gratitude for his or her kindness, the officer requested, What do you want? This was the identical village the place radicals chased them out a 12 months earlier, almost killing them with machetes. We want permission, they answered.
Oh, that’s no downside. My brother is the mayor. The place do you need to present this movie?
They requested, Might we use the city sq.? (That is the place they’d tried unsuccessfully earlier than.)
The policeman replied: Positive, however you understand we’ve some radical parts right here. So I’m going to have my police guard you as you present the movie.
The crew prayed and arrange their gear. As soon as once more, as they’d a 12 months earlier, they performed music as darkness fell to attract the individuals. This time a crowd gathered, sat down and watched JESUS, listening to the Phrase of God of their coronary heart language.
For the primary time of their lives, they discovered who Jesus actually was.
The Holy Spirit ministered to their hearts. Jesus was not only a nice prophet, however the Son of God who demonstrated energy and authority over illness and demise, was raised from the lifeless, and provided all who believed in Him everlasting life. That night time 167 individuals got here to Christ!
These new believers want the help of skilled church leaders, however coaching packages are missing. And because of the menace of utmost violence, any evangelism should be carried out with sensitivity and knowledge.
Please pray for the protection, development and religious maturity of these in underground home church buildings. Ask God for a miraculous explosion of spiritual freedom and that believers can be daring in sharing their religion with household and buddies.
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