One of more than 1700 partner ministries using the JESUS film is Elijah 21, a ministry reaching Middle East and North African refugees in Germany. Through their bus and church outreaches, they bring refugees from relocation camps and centers to local churches for a hot meal and an opportunity to see a film in their heart language. JESUS in Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, etc., is giving these refugees a chance to hear the good news message of Christ, often for the first time. Here are a few samples of the responses they are seeing:
- During showing the Jesus film four young men decided to be baptized. All of them in the Arabic speaking room have registered for the follow-up.
- An Arabic-speaking man from Yemen told us that he had heard of Jesus some time ago, but today he believed for the first time!
- We heard wonderful reports from Chemnitz – another eight Arabic-speaking refugees were baptized! Due to the new arrivals at the first location, the Chemnitz organizers now want to carry out a second Jesus Film mission in their city.
- In Auerbach, where we were a year ago, there is wonderful news. Our Jesus film evening had opened the door for a house group to be formed in one refugee’s home and an Arabic speaking refugee, who gave his life to Jesus Christ, was healed from migraines and insomnia.
This is what God is doing through ministries like Elijah 21 across the globe. Please pray for their work in reaching these first generation immigrants. They are expanding their work and network of partners to neighboring nations like France.