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    The couple who started the projector for the “JESUS” film prayed and gave money so that the Gamo could receive the Bible. You will have a similar opportunity over the coming weeks through learning about the work of Bible translation and collecting money for two people groups who are still waiting for their first Bible.

    The Gamo See Jesus

    Imagine ox-drawn plows and people harvesting wheat with the assistance of simple, hand-held tools. The Gamo people live in a way that resembles life in biblical times. They even eat kolo (roasted grain), similar to the grain that Boaz gave Ruth. Unlike many cultures, they have maintained the same lifestyle for many centuries.
    The Gamo reside in the mountain range on the western slope of the Rift Valley, along Lake Abaya. Many of them live to please their dead ancestors.

    Just a few years ago, the Gamo people had never heard the name of Jesus. But Seed Company worked with the Gamo to translate the Gospel of Luke, which was the primary source for the writing of the “JESUS” film script. After the Gamo people watched the film, they became so excited about having the entire New Testament in their heart language that they pushed to finish the project in June 2012. Now they are translating the Old Testament. Let the wonder of the people take your breath away as they see the “JESUS” film for the first time.

    The money you raise over the next six weeks will help the Rakali and Karkod people receive the Bible for the first time. Use the globe sticker from your welcome packet to create a giving jar. This is the perfect place to collect money for Bible translation over the course of our journey.

    “For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son.” — Colossians 1:13

    DISCUSSION QUESTIONS:

    1. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

    2. Have you ever been in a group of people who were speaking in a language you didn’t know? What was it like? (If not, use your imagination; share your thoughts.)

    3. What movie have you seen recently that moved you?

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    1

    the video was great

    2

    It is heart warming 🙂

    3

    My grandchildren and I were crying along with the Gamo people! So touching!

    4

    Diane,
    Stay tuned! We'll see more of the Gamo people later in the study.

    5

    That was an awesome video. Really touched my heart.

    6

    We saw this short clip earlier this year and the CMA National Rally. The movie made us emotional and we realized how fortunate we are to have a TV and lots of Bibles for our use and reading.

    7

    Erika,
    So true--we have multiple versions of Scripture and there are some days we don't even pick up our Bibles.

    8

    Excellent video - what an experience - to see people receiving the Gospel for the first time, all of the emotion.... It was overwhelming to watch and so wonderful!

    9

    That was so moving .Great experience . We loved it so much.

    10

    The video was great! Gave me chills in a good way!

    11

    My daughter says "That was touching!" and my son says "That was good." God loves everyone.

    12

    My six year old would now like to visit Ethiopia!

    - Crystal

    13

    This video was really touching! I love the faces of the kids, God was moving strongly in their hearts.
    The Little Red Wagon movie touched my heart.

    14

    So beautiful and precious to see the response of the people to the movie, especially to the suffering of Jesus. Bible translation has been close to my heart since college. Love getting to share this journey with my children.

    15

    CFamily,
    Thanks for participating in this study! Bible translation is foundational to all other Christian ministries and I'm thankful God lets us be part of His work.

    16

    War Room was the movie that we saw recently that "moved" us. We would go to Spain, Israel, and Delaware. These are places on our hearts. We live in the Philippines and have had many times we didn't understand others' languages as we have traveled around.

    18

    I was really shocked to see the kids cry when Jesus died.

    19

    Conrad,
    That part of the video always touches my heart.
    Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
    Matthew 19:14 (NKJV)

    20

    My daughter (6 yrs) is so excited for this project that she is writing her aunts, uncles, nana'a, & papa's today for how they can help raise money for Bible translation!

    21

    Khrista,
    How great to hear that your daughter is leading the way for the whole family.

    22

    Great discussion with my five children. Thank you.

    We were all stunned by the emotions of the Gamo people watching Jesus. Brings to light the fact that we take the 'Jesus story' for granted in many ways. Good reminder of what a glorious and amazing God we serve.

    23

    So moving!... Thank you SO much for inviting us to be a part of this wonderful ministry.

    24

    What a moving video! Thank you for sharing this with us. Some of our family members are Ethiopian, so this was a particularly moving video for our family.

    25

    Seeing the people accept Christ was the best.