We started a new venture last year to use Kindle Fires as a book reader and video device. The reason for this is we wanted the pastors to access to lectures from BiblicalTraining.org. We also decided to put the Jesus film on these devices in the native languages. We did not realize that the ‘Jesus Film’ is most beneficial asset of the Kindles. Here are some testimonies.
The Kindles Fires are being used by the Lord in great ways. The portable solar panels have been a key factor as well! There are a good number of them in the Metu Mountains as well as in Yumbe. Many have come to faith in the Mountains and just a little bit ago I received a called from Charles. Omar has been showing the “Jesus” film in a number of Mosques…I thinking the number is over 12. In a recent showing a man pulled him side wanting to follow Jesus. Omar brought him to Charles today and he trusted in Christ. The only complaint and it is not a bad one to have is that the people tend crowd to see it and some cannot. Omar is talking the District Khard who is over 219 Mosques to allow me to enter with the projector to show it. I recently had a good meeting with this Khard…pray…! Love and prayers sent your way as well…your sacrifice and love is making a big difference here…thank you!!!
We have had such amazing feedback from people who are using the Kindle Fire. Tobious, in the Metu Mountains, continues to not only go with it himself and is finding that many members of the family are turning to Christ, but he is galvanizing a growing number of faithful young men who are also willing to go and do the same. Omar, the Imam who converted to Christ, has shown the movie a half dozen times in various mosques. He apparently stops the film from time to time to explain how different things that come up in the movie can be found in the Qur’an. He was asked recently, “Why do you keep talking about Issa (Jesus)? He replied, “Well, its Christmas!”
It seems like this one on one method which has been used in the Metu mountains is particularly helpful because it identifies believers right away and, because there has been already personal interaction, the process of discipleship can more easily be set in motion. People are also more likely to personalize and respond to the message in a more private setting such as a home. I can imagine it will have the same effect in Yumbe among Muslims who would not dare respond in public. We have yet to hear stories like that but we expect them soon!
Please pray for the people spreading the ‘Jesus Film’ with the Kindles. Pray that many would come to know the Lord and that the Lord will keep His servants safe.