Marilyn Barnes


Prayer Request: As a full-time staff member of Jesus Film Project (Cru) I am  blessed to trust God for my personal financial needs.   I currently need to raise $6,000 in annual or $500 in monthly support in order to continue receiving my monthly salary. Would you prayerfully consider a yearly gift,  or begin or increase monthly support?

Marilyn Barnes has been on the staff of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ),  for more than 45 years, and has been involved and traveled internationally for more than 30 years helping train and send hundreds into the harvest fields, in Russia and Estonia,  Malawi and  Zambia in southern Africa, Turkey and Egypt in the Middle East,  and in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  In 2016, her husband of 40 years, Dick, passed away.  Marilyn continues to serve with the Jesus Film as a regional development representative in the Rocky Mountain region.

Half of the world's population does not read and cannot be reached through traditional evangelistic methods. The JESUS film is a full-length, historically and biblically accurate film on the life of Jesus Christ according to the Gospel of Luke.

At every showing, viewers are given an opportunity to receive Christ. More than 570 million have responded to over 19,000 language translations in over 220 countries!  New churches and groups are started and existing churches grow as a result of the Holy Spirit using this tool.

In the last decade, 1 million churches were planted around the world.   75 percent of the church plants were assisted by the use of the JESUS film, according to DAWN Ministries.  By 2025. we are trusting God for:  Gospel access for 2200 languages - 99% of the world's population; 5 million new thriving churches or groups; one billion views of gospel media online annually.

JESUS film teams take the film into remote corners of the world, enabling millions who cannot read or write to hear the story of Jesus for the first time.  For every 83 cents, one person indicates a decision to receive Jesus.  For every $1,000 given,  1,136 come to Christ!

All glory and honor to the Lord! With your partnership, every four seconds of every day, one person in the world makes a decision for Christ as a result of the JESUS film!

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