One of the initiatives of the Global Partners of the Wesleyan Church is to show the Jesus film throughout the world. The Jesus film tells the true story of Jesus based on the gospel of Luke. Click here to find links to watch the film in the following languages: Burmese; the following Chin dialects: Asho, Falam, Haka, Mun, Paite, Tedim; the following Karen dialects: Pwo, Pwo Eastern, Pwo Omkoi, Sgaw; Kayah; and Kayan. I want to encourage resettled Burmese refugees to show this film to visiting friends by clicking on this link.
Here are some stories of the effects of the film after it was shown in areas of Burma.
Monk Becomes Enlightened: One of the older ladies who came to watch the JESUS film was a former Buddhist monk. She was no longer a monk and felt that she was a failure because she never could find enlightenment. She had never heard about Jesus Christ. When she heard about Him from our JESUS film team, she asked a lot of questions concerning Christian faith and was eventually converted to Christianity. She felt so happy and understood the difference between Buddhism and Christianity. She confessed in tears, “I have tried to practice and meditate for my future life in the wrong way. I could never get it. But now in Christ I found my Savior.”
Baptisms and Friendship Evangelism
By the grace of God 59 new believers were baptized through the ministry of Myanmar JFP within the last five months. Doors are open wide, and people are ready to receive the gospel, but the workers are few. A lot of prayer is needed.
During the water festival (commemorating Buddha’s birthday) when the JESUS film was shown, a Buddhist monk was convinced to learn more about Jesus. Unfortunately the news was spread out to the Buddhist leaders, and they forbid him to listen to Christian teachings. Later this young Buddhist monk came to our team members on his own and is studying more about Christianity. He has become a good friend to us. Pray for him that he will become a friend to Jesus.
Hot Water at the Well
When the heat became 110°F, all the wells in the area were dried up and our deep drilled well was the only water resource in that area. Everybody came to the well to get water. We asked people to watch the JESUS film before they drew water. Two weeks later we had two visitors investigate our ministry. After having a long interrogation with our team leaders, no one was arrested; instead, the team was allowed to continue showing the film as long as we give water to the people as we were doing.
Seven New Believers Baptized
A certain village had never seen the JESUS film, and when our JFP team showed the film, one older lady cried during the showing. The next day when our team members talked to her about Jesus Christ, she and her family had decided that they wanted to be Christians and were ready to be baptized. They will learn more about Jesus and will study for a while, then we will baptize them soon. The village council chairman asked our team to come back and show the film again.
We have seven new baptized believers at another village, and they are ready to join the church. More people have come to Christian services and have fellowship with us. One man told our team that he will send his son to our ministerial training school, Union Biblical Seminary, to study the Bible so that he can serve the Lord in his home village. We are hoping to have that boy at UBS.
Old Woman, New Hope
When our team showed the JESUS film in a village that had never seen it, one older lady cried during the show. The next day, when our team members talked to her about Jesus Christ, she and her family were ready to repent. After she learns more about Jesus and studies for a while, we will baptize them. The village council chairman asked our team to come back and show the film to them again.