The JESUS Film Project Update Article
Tigers and Bears Share the Gospel
Do animals talk? Yes! And some even share the story of Jesus. Thanks to an innovative audio tool called the Wildlife STORYTELLER, vulnerable and victimized people hear about the peace and security found in Jesus through the comfort of a stuffed animal.
Resulting from a partnership between the JESUS Film™, Global Recordings Network, MegaVoice and Simply the Story, each Wildlife STORYTELLER consists of a stuffed animal with a pocket holding a MegaVoice audio player. The MegaVoice usually contains the audio adaptation of the JESUS film or The Story of Jesus for Children and other Bible stories in the recipient’s heart language.
Susan, the visionary behind the partnership, describes the effect the Wildlife STORYTELLER had on a disabled boy in Guatemala: “The second the child felt the tiger’s soft fur, his face lit right up. When he pushed the little audio button, the tiger began to tell him a Bible story — in his own language.”
In South Asia, Latha, a child bride whose husband sold her into prostitution, faced daily abuse. One morning Christian aid workers found Latha badly beaten lying in the rain beside a road. They quickly took her to the hospital along with a bag of supplies — including a Wildlife STORYTELLER bear.
Day and night, Latha clung to her bear and listened to the stories about Jesus—including the audio adaptation of the JESUS film in her heart language. By the end of her stay, everyone in the ward knew the stories. A nonbelieving doctor remarked that the presence of prayer and truth in that dark place changed the lives of everyone at the hospital.
Good work, Mr. Tiger and Mr. Bear!
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