‘Courageous’ premiers today; COPS the focus on ministry

By September 30, 2011

USA (MNN) — Today marks the national premier of the film, "Courageous," a film much like the "Fireproof" movie. Jaron Ministries International is getting involved with their Code 3 International Ministries, an outreach to law enforcement.

Jaron's Rob Carter says they are reaching out to "law enforcement because the theme of 'Courageous' is about law enforcement. The message is about fatherhood. So far, we've raised funds to purchase and distribute 3,400 tickets to law enforcement and their spouses, up and down the Central Valley here in California."

Carter says the law enforcement community is largely ignored. "This is an unreached people group in many ways, and we need to reach out to law enforcement because of the high divorce rate, suicide rate, abuse rate, domestic violence rate –all  higher than the national average. It's just a very stressful job."

Carter says Jaron's Code 3 outreach has a mission. "We have a vision for reaching cops on a missional level both in our Jerusalem, Samaria — uttermost parts of the earth — and our Judea, which would be our country. Our goal through this is to set up local groups of local law enforcement personnel to get together and study God's Word."

Their Samaria project is to encourage law enforcement to reach out to their community to do service project in the areas where they serve. This puts Christian police officers on a higher level of respect, which provides opportunities to talk about their faith.

Jaron will also be sending a team to help with the National Police Week in Washington, D.C. "There's roughly about 30,000 law enforcement that come to the memorial services on the Mall. So we'll be helping families who have lost loved ones."

Carter hopes the movie "Courageous" is what kicks their ministry into high gear. "We're trusting God that this is the beginning of a movement."

If you'd like to see the movie trailer made especially for Code 3, watch it here.

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