Jesus Film Project offers $1 “JESUS” DVD’s to help share the true meaning of Christmas this season
By Jeremy Reynalds, Senior Correspondent, ASSIST News Service (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ORLANDO, FL (ANS – December 25, 2016) — With the influx of refugees and immigrants from all over the globe flooding into the U.S., the Jesus Film Project® is hoping to create a shift in the way Christians approach their new neighbors this Christmas by encouraging them to open their hearts and share the love of Christ through The “JESUS” Film.
According to a news release, to do that, Jesus Film Project is making “JESUS,” the most watched film in history according to The Guinness Book of World Records, available through a special Christmas promotion allowing individuals to purchase 100 DVD’s at the cost of $1 each.
Immigrants, including refugees fleeing war-torn and impoverished countries, now make up 26 percent of the overall U.S. population.
Couple that with the Breitbart Poll suggesting that at least 52 percent of Americans believe that accepting refugees will make them less safe, it is clear that a large concentration of Americans have reservations about welcoming immigrants into their neighborhoods.
Jesus Film Project is asking for Christians to set aside those fears and reach out to new families who are in need of hope this season.
“By offering immigrant families a genuine welcome and getting to know who they are, not just the stereotypes being displayed in the media, it helps break down the walls fear so quickly builds,” said Josh Newell, communications director at Jesus Film Project, speaking in the news release.
He added, “Jesus is respected among many religions and given his birth is the reason for Christmas, this is the perfect time to share about the importance of his life and death. “
In addition, the Jesus Film Project App, available on IOS or Android, also offers the full-length version of The “JESUS” Film.
“We want to equip people to go out and spread the message of Christ’s love this season,” continued Newell. “Despite our fears, we should always remember that Jesus commanded us to share the Good News, and now that the mission field has come to our back door, we have a greater responsibility more now than ever to follow that commandment.”
The “JESUS” film was envisioned by Bill Bright, co-founder of Cru, and was produced in cooperation with The Genesis Project.
For more information on the Jesus Film Project, go to click here.
Photo captions: 1) An immigrant family. 2) Jeremy and Elma Reynalds.
About the writer: Jeremy Reynalds, who was born in Bournemouth, UK, is Senior Correspondent for the ASSIST News Service, a freelance writer and also the founder and CEO of Joy Junction, New Mexico’s largest emergency homeless shelter, www.joyjunction.org. He has a master’s degree in communication from the University of New Mexico, and a Ph.D. in intercultural education from Biola University in Los Angeles. One of his more recent books is “From Destitute to Ph.D.” Additional details on the book are available at www.myhomelessjourney.com. His latest book is “Two Hearts One Vision.” It is available at www.twoheartsonevisionthebook.com. Reynalds lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with his wife, Elma. For more information, please contact Jeremy Reynalds at email@example.com .
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