Lately Nate has been helping Cru’s Jesus Film ministry with behind-the-scenes financial logistics so our field staff can work without distraction.
The Jesus Film seeks to record the story of Jesus as told in the book of Luke for each language and people group. We want every person to hear or read about Jesus in their own language.
There are about 2,400 languages in the world with more than 50,000 native speakers. Five years ago, we made it our goal to record the remaining 865 languages by 2025. Now we have about 500 left. We are pioneering new methods to increase the speed of translation while maintaining Biblical accuracy. You can learn more here.
These languages represent groups of people who haven’t heard Jesus speak in their native tongue.
Recording the Jesus Film in each new language requires teams of staff to find voice actors and record the script in the language. This means travel, often to remote locations. These days travel also means Covid tests. Nate helps our staff stay on the field by helping them navigate the systems and finances for these tests.
Recently a Jesus Film staff member told Nate that the many tests and vaccinations would deter him from recording if he didn’t have a way to reimburse the cost.
We want to help our staff remain in the field recording new languages. We want those who speak these 500 languages to hear the story of Jesus in their own language. Someday, in heaven, we look forward to meeting all those you helped impact.
Nate has joined a new team within Cru which helps Cru better steward God’s money and people entrusted to Cru.
Currently the team goes by the humble name The Center for Excellence. This new team will streamline Cru’s behind the scenes systems to reduce costs and increase effectiveness.
These behind-the-scenes systems are like the offensive line on a football team. When they work well together, the rest of the team benefits; when they don’t, the team suffers.
These systems keep Cru staff members in the field, so they can share the gospel effectively without distraction.
Thank you for being a part of changing lives around the world!