We were called to CRU through the Lord’s very specific leading after working in the computer technology industry for 39 years (IBM, NetApp). The Lord has wonderfully confirmed his calling for us to work with The Jesus Film Project IT (JFP IT) group.
We were first exposed to the power of The Jesus Film in 2012 through a friend and co-laborer who worked with this IT group. He designed unique new ways to use computing capability to greatly reduce the time it took to process new languages to more people groups. Then in March of 2016, Brian was laid off and we began seeking the Lord’s direction. Through a number of specific, exciting God ordained steps, he led us to his calling for us here at CRU. We are amazed and humbled as God confirms repeatedly.
JESUS is used by hundreds of organizations around the world as an on-ramp to sharing the gospel. It is now translated into nearly 1800 languages and continues to broaden its coverage. When people watch and hear JESUS in their own heart language, God’s Spirit works to convict and bring them to himself. There are additional videos that extend JESUS and its gospel message that we are also excited about being a part of.
What our tasks are:
- Brian is the manager of the JFP IT department. Department areas include providing and supporting user Laptop and Desktop computers, cell phones and data devices for international travel, and managing the storage that contains the vital information that supports JESUS and other related videos. Backup and Recovery is a critical component to ensure priceless assets of Jesus Film Project are always available.
- Jeannie works with Brian and the team in the JFP IT department overseeing inventory management of computer assets as well as supplies such as office and printer needs across Jesus Film Project. She also works with the Cru Volunteers part time to fulfill requests around Cru such as mailings and Jesus Film Project tour items.
We are really excited to be a part of taking the gospel to the world before Christ comes. Matthew 24:14 - And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Please continue to pray for us and we thank you for your generous support. Thank you for partnering with us to win the lost for Christ and fulfill the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20). Our goal is to provide best tools so that the filling of heaven is accelerated! How exciting to be on mission together!
Serving together with you,
Brian & Jeannie Schmidt