GEMS is actively involved in Film Evangelism. This is very effective in northern India due to literacy constraints. As most of the people living here are oral learners, films have an audio and visual impact on them.
Presently there are around 30 film teams functioning in GEMS. Each film team comprises of a film operator cum preacher, a driver and a technical person facilitated with the LCD projector, generator, P.A system and a vehicle either Jeep or tempo traveller.Film team goes to new pioneering places and screens Jesus Film called ‘DAYASAGAR’ in vernacular languages, predominantly in Hindi. Many people gather together to watch the film.In between the film show our teampreach, pray and minister to the people,followed by an altar call and a provision for sinner’s prayer. People are exposed to the Gospel as they watch the movie and their faith is being increased. After the show they are given an opportunity to receive the Lord and are practically led to the Lord through the prayers.
Gospel literatures are distributed after the film which serves as a tool for the people to know the Lord.A simple follow-up card is distributed after the show which would be filled up by the people. They are systematically followed up through Bible Correspondence Course (BCC).
Apart from Jesus film, many other Christian movies like My Hope India’s productions where Johnny Lever, awell-known Hindi comedy actor turned believer plays a major roleand films on social concerns like Child Labour, Medical education are screened to create interest and awareness among people.
On an average, around 250-300 people attend one film show. Normally we have a target to reach 1 million i.e. 10 Lakh people per year through this team. Film team is also used as a pioneering source for major and mini Gospel programs