International (MNN) — People even in the most restricted countries with the harshest persecution of Christianity will have access to a new evangelism tool soon.
The JESUS Film Project is revolutionizing the spread of the Gospel with their current project to produce an “app” for smartphones and video tablets that will display evangelistic videos.
This Digital Media app will include segments of the “JESUS” film in its database. All together, it will have more than 64,000 different evangelism videos and will be available in around 1000 different languages.
Erick Schenkel, Executive Director for JESUS Film Project, says, “All a person needs is a smartphone, video tablets, or laptop, and a cell or Internet data connection. They can be engaged with the gospel…no matter how hostile their culture is to Christ…a great advancement for His kingdom!”
The project to produce this Digital Media app is expected to be finished this fall 2012.
One pastor in a restricted country in East Asia was excited when he heard about this new app coming out. He already plans on using it to reach out to foreign medical students and businessmen in his area.
Once the Digital Media app is released, people will be able to link others to the app through Facebook, Twitter, or a blog.
Many more pastors, evangelists, and missionaries are waiting for this app to come out so they can start using it to reach others with the message of the Gospel through video.
Before the app can be finished, JESUS Film Project needs to get funding to complete software refinement and launch JESUS film segments in the different heart languages that will be made available.
A matching donor has committed to double every dollar donated towards the Digital Media app project up to $16,140. But donations have to be submitted by June 25 in order to be matched by the donor.