Connecting without Language Barrier

Cru shares this story: How I Connected With A Refugee When I Couldn’t Speak Her Language by Samantha Holland 27 April 2016 As I boarded a plane recently, I scanned the seats ahead and saw my future seatmate. A colorful scarf wrapped her head and shoulders, revealing only her beautiful face. She looked nearly my age and cradled a darling …

Refugees Drawn to Jesus

A story from the JESUS Film: We’d like to share with you the story of two brothers, refugees from Syria who were in Budapest, Hungary, for several days before continuing their journey to Germany. Feras and Mohamed’s story, related by one of our Hungarian staff, gives a personal glimpse into the spiritual openness of those fleeing Syria. Feras is a …

Far-Reaching Impact in Arabic

Story from JESUS Film Project: While on a flight to Austin, TX, one of our staff shared the Jesus Film Media™ app with the man sitting next to him. The man reacted with great excitement, saying:  “I recall watching the original JESUS film as a child as far back as my memory can serve me. The movie had a profound effect on my life, …

Every Imam in France!

France is home to the largest Muslim population in Europe. Around 5 million Muslims, mainly from North Africa reside there, representing 7.5% of the population. Many Christian believers have a passion to share the Gospel of Jesus with North Africans living in France and neighboring countries. Thousands are being exposed to the gospel every year and hundreds of young converts are benefiting …

North Africa: Chief with Cellphone

The President of Cru, Steve Douglass, told this story at our recent all-staff conference: Near the border of North Africa, there had been some interest in the JESUS Film and the tribal chief asked for the needed equipment to show the film. For some reason, it was impossible to send it. Years later, the chief got a cell phone and downloaded the JESUS Film App …

JESUS at the Gas Station?

The JESUS Film Project shares this story: “Fill ‘er Up!” “After running out of gas, a ministry partner named Tom walked to a nearby station to purchase a gas can and some fuel. He noticed that the man who was helping him had an accent and learned that the man was from the Middle East and spoke Arabic. Tom took …

Magdalena in Tunisia

Middle Eastern believers set up a special Facebook page to host the Magdalena film in Arabic for a one month period this past summer.  They planned the advertisements to specifically attract Tunisians. 900,000 Tunisians were exposed to short posts about God’s love (e.g. “love is knocking on the door of your heart”) 32,000 clicked for more or to connect via social media 17,000 …

Wish Your Muslim Friends a Happy New Year!

This weekend around the world, Muslims will celebrate Islamic New Year. Some countries set the date astronomically, while others wait to observe local sightings of the moon.  This is not to be confused with Nowruz (springtime Persian New Year) which is based on a solar calendar rather than a lunar one.  Some Muslim-Americans will choose to fast and pray during this month, though it …

Arab American Festival in Phoenix

All sorts of Arab-American events take place throughout the year across our nation like education panels, networking events, awareness efforts, cultural activities and community services. One huge Arab-American festival is taking place this weekend (October 18th & 19th) in Phoenix.  It is the largest multi-cultural event in Arizona; 25.000 attend each year.  There is everything from a hookah lounge to dancing and …