SSBG

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The End of the spear

Posted by ssbg on January 17, 2006

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Subject: The End of the spear

> Subject: The End of the spear
>
> A major film, called End Of The Spear, will be
>
> launched January 20. I believe God will use it in a
>
> big way. It depicts the effects of the grace of God
>
> in very powerful and spectacular ways.
> The story begins in 1956, when five Christian
>
> missionaries (Jim Elliot
>
> was among them) gave their lives in an Ecuadorian
>
> jungle, attempting to bring the gospel to the
>
> Waodani stone-age people. At that time they
>
> were the most violent tribe on Earth — and yet they
>
> became the most loving and peaceful!
> The missionaries made friendly contact, but
>
> something went terribly wrong. The Waodani speared
>
> them to death. A tragedy? Yes, but God turns
>
> everything to good, for the blessing of many and for
>
> His glory, and this was no exception.
 
> God used this tragedy to motivate more people to
>
> become missionaries than any other event in modern
>
> history — perhaps ever. He also used two women to
>
> complete the work of the five martyred missionaries,
>
> bringing the Waodani to himself. So the deaths of
>
> those five men did more to advance the kingdom of
>
> God than their lives ever could.
 
> God’s ways are so great!

> But the story doesn’t end there. It seems God is
>
> about to use the tragedy that happened 50 years ago
>
> to help hundreds of thousands — maybe millions —
>
> to come to know Christ in our day, using The End Of
>
> The Spear. It is a major motion picture (production
>
> cost $12 million) that tells the story of God’s
>
> grace from the perspective of the Waodoni.

> Beginning January 20, End Of The Spear will be shown
>
> in theaters across the United States. If it does
>
> well it will be accepted by many other theaters, but
>
> it must do well right from the start. 
> This is where you and I come in. We can make the
>
> film do well. Our prayers can make it prosper, and
>
> also we can do something to answer our own prayers.
>
> We can work together to get at least 100,000 people
>
> to see the film on January 20th. 
> How? Very simple. This e-mail is going to hundreds
>
> of addresses, many in America. Just about everyone
>
> else has American Christian friends. Our connections
>
> are endless! So, if each of us were to pass this
>
> e-mail on to just 10 others (some can share it with
>
> hundreds!), and each of them did the same, our goal
>
> of getting 100,000 people to see the film on January
>
> 20 would be reached easily — and likely greatly
> surpassed! Just forward this e-mail to 10 caring
> Christian friends.
> Making it even easier, great resources are provided.
> A Google search for “End Of The Spear” will yield
> several excellent web sites, including
> www.endofthespear.com
> Then there is a special web site for Christians at 
> http://www.daretomakecontact.com/. It offers lots of 
> helps to help us promote the film and make it a huge 
> success. You’ll really get the flavor of the film by
> watching the trailer.
> What a great opportunity to advance the kingdom of
> God in such an easy, non-offensive and effective 
> way! Please forward this e-mail today.
> By the way, the producers of End Of The Spear is
> Bearing Fruit Communications
> http://www.bearingfruit.org/About/. They have more
> plans in the works to advance the gospel through 
> similar means. Find them on their web site.
> First, let’s make End Of The Spear a great success!
> Thank you for your prayers and participation.

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