Urban Missions Project, a program affiliated with Jesus Film Project, serves as a church-planting initiative. It involves training local pastors, church leaders and university students in various geographical areas of one South American country. In the largest city, mission teams from three U.S. churches and local university students worked alongside area churches to help with vacation Bible school, developing new small groups and “JESUS” film showings. After a total of 10 showings of “JESUS,” 238 people accepted Christ.
In a rural town working in tandem with the community, the Urban Missions Project trained local church members to use the “JESUS” film. The churches conducted six showings of “JESUS,” resulting in 78 people indicating decisions to receive Christ as their Savior! Pastors in these communities testified that 17 home groups now meet regularly with an attendance of 239 people.