An Indian reservation ‘receives’ JESUS.

By January 24, 2006

USA (MNN)–There are 19 original Pueblo Indian tribes known to have lived in the area between Arizona and New Mexico, now dubbed the Zuni River Valley.

Zuni is 35 miles south of Gallup, New Mexico. The region’s population is nearly 6,000, almost all of whom are Native American.

Unfortunately, figures show that also means roughly 43% of the population are below the poverty line. While many groups are aiding them, there has traditionally been some difficulty in reaching them with the Gospel.

However, the JESUS Film Project reports that a church group in New Mexico is reaching out to members of the Zuni people.

Church members mailed out more than 1,500 DVDs, one to each Zuni home on the reservation. Response has been positive. In fact, many people asked for copies to give to relatives who don’t live on the reservation.

The Zuni version of the “JESUS” film is one of six completed Native American translations of the film.

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