“When people encounter Jesus, everything changes!”
This is the theme on the website of the “Jesus Film” (See www.jesusfilm.org.) It represents the great work to which Ryan and Jamie Wagner are giving their lives!
With their newborn baby asleep in the room of their Orlando home, committed Jesus-followers Ryan and Jamie Wagner – native to the St. Louis region – talk about the great works of God to which they are giving their lives … distribution worldwide of the magnificent “Jesus Film” [See www.jesusfilm.org].
The number of Jesus Film translations is impressive, 1,862! But the Wagner’s point out that there are more than 7,000 languages in the world. While they rejoice in the number of translations, they see the challenge as something of a “Gospel Poverty!”
“We rejoice in this great progress in getting the message of Jesus to the world, but we have a way to go!”
The viewers from these different language groups evidence joy when they see the actors in the film talking to each other in their native language, their “heart” language, their mother tongue! Especially when they see the actor portraying Jesus speak in their native language, nearly always brings special joy!
To see a very moving 2-minute video from the “Jesus Film” of the “… miraculous catch of fish …” click here
When I asked if they have ways to measure responses, they mentioned that in the recent three months in India, one major language group produced 500,000 hits to the Jesus Film website! A different language group, 600,000.
Those involved in the ministry of “CRU” (formerly “Campus Crusade for Christ”) must raise their own support. When I asked, I learned that the aspects of “Covid 19” had reduced the amount of support for their living wages!
What a noble mission opportunity to help finance the “Jesus Film.” These donations are tax-deductible.
*To find out more as to how to part of the joy, Ryan and Jamie Wagner can be contacted by email at Ryan.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some links to related radio are found below …
To hear … “Ryan Wagner: the ‘Jesus Film’ in any of 1,544 languages, on millions of cell phones; See www.jesusfilm.org” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/11/13/ryan-wagner-jesus-film-1544-dialects-millions-cell-phones-www-jesusfilm-org/;
‘To hear … “Ryan Wagner & Solomon Kendagor: ‘How to place the ‘Jesus Film’ on cell phones in 1,500+ languages!’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/05/03/ryan-wagner-solomon-kendagor-how-to-place-the-jesus-film-on-cell-phones-in-1500-languages/;
To hear … “Ryan Wagner – Advancing the ‘Jesus Film,’ now in 1350+ languages; see www.jesusfilmmedia.org” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2015/12/09/ryan-wagner-advancing-the-jesus-film-now-in-1350-languages-see-www-jesusfilmmedia-org/