Refugees Entering the Kingdom
The sun-tanned head of the young man rose up out of the baptismal water. Among one of many refugees who came to Greece from Central Asia, Abbass (name changed for security), 30, sought security and a better life, and did not speak or read Greek well. He left behind his family and tribe because they were involved in a radical religious movement. When asked how he came to be baptized, Abbass shared the difference was made through watching the JESUS film in Arabic. When the film ended, he was in tears, and he asked to learn more about God. This search led Abbass to embrace the religion of love and sacrifice, and to begin the path to the true God.
While we don’t pretend to assume to have answers as to how the refugee crisis should be handled, there is no doubt that it presents an amazing opportunity to share Christ with those whose circumstances leave them searching for answers. We are praying that God would use the crisis to draw many, especially Muslims, to himself.
In March, a fellow Cru film team will be going to Malta—an island country in the Mediterranean—to shoot a short film that features a refugee seeking shelter. A scouting trip has been done to determine the location and they’re working on finding the crew they’ll need to help produce the film. They hope to be finished putting it all together by late spring. Please lift up this team that they might create a piece that will touch many hearts. Pray for good weather conditions and safety as they will be working in the water a bit.
We’re trying to finalize a piece geared toward African-American audiences; please pray for wisdom and God to work through us.
We are preparing to shoot a short film in March and there’s always lots to do to create an effective film.
Jangled continues to be well-received and has won some awards at different Florida film festivals.
We heard an encouraging report of congressmen and women regularly meeting for prayer! Read about the Congressional Prayer Caucus.