Intentional training, internships, and international Gospel mission

(Image courtesy The Jesus Film Project)

(Image courtesy The Jesus Film Project)

Puerto Rico (JFP/MNN) — Goal:  translate the JESUS film into 1,540 languages (with more than 1,209 languages already translated).

There’s a ways to go for The Jesus Film Project to meet this goal, and they need help to get there. That’s why they’re offering internships, called STINTs (Short-Term INTernational). It’s a play on words, since STINT is also a noun that’s defined as ‘a period of time spent doing something.’

To The Jesus Film Project, an intern is a person accepted to work in The JESUS Film jfpProject offices for one year and possibly two. It’s a chance to gain “hands-on” experience in an office environment while investing time and talents toward reaching the world for Christ.

A recent blog post from a STINT member in Latin America bears this out. Read on:

The STINT team in Puerto Rico is a pioneering team. Because they are the first team in this country, they are even more willing to try new things to reach the campuses they work on.

This month, with a visiting Spring Break team of students from the States, they lead the digital strategy using short films in initiative evangelism. We had them use specifically the short film La Busqueda (which demonstrates the parable of the prodigal son). This means they went on campus, and using the Jesus Film Media™ app on their phone, approached people and asked if they would watch it and share their opinion.

“Blake and I had two students really connect with the film. They were so mad when the daughter didn’t get off the bus and return to the father. After thinking through why she might not get off, the student was like ‘OHHH.’ A light bulb went off, and he realized that is what he has been doing to God. He realized he doesn’t feel like he can go back to Him because of all the stuff he’s done. Blake and I got to share the gospel with him and his friend. Although they made no clear decision, it was an awesome conversation that we wouldn’t have had if we didn’t have the film.” – Alyse

Please pray for the individuals on the other end of these conversations! God is always up to something…

Interested in more? Click here to get the details on STINT.