Fourth “Media Focus” shortly
The old saying goes – “prayer
changes things”. This is not just a well known saying, but also the experience
of God’s children. The “Jesus Project” can testify that the Lord has provided in
special ways since its inception six years ago.
The “film and Publication
Board” recently announced that a “B” symbol classification will be added to all
movies that contains blasphemous references to the Name of God. This way,
prospective viewers can make informed decisions. Rev. Jannie Pelser, organizer
of the Jesus Project, believes that this concession is a direct result of the
prayers of Christians. More than a million believers have pledged their support
to the goals of this project by signature or email. Recent research indicated
that the use of the Lord’s Name on SABC television decreased dramatically.
During the previous three media fast campaigns, earnest prayer and intersession
for the transformation of the media was uttered. God hears the prayers of his
The fourth annual “Media Focus”
is scheduled for 1-10 May 2008 and is held in conjunction with Transformation
Africa. During these ten days, entertainment on television and theatres are
avoided (hence “Media Focus”) in order to pray for the media. A prayer calendar
is available to direct believers in their prayers.
Together with this, believers
are encouraged to rediscover the grace of family life by spending more time
together. Time that would otherwise have been spent in front of the television
can now be “channeled“ into doing something constructive to and with people in
need. A national day of prayer for the media will be held on Sunday 4 May. On
this day congregations will pray that media reporting and entertainment will be
constructive and to the glory of God.
On Thursday 1 May 2008,
national “Jesus Marches” are organized. Communities, towns and cities are
encouraged to demonstrate their unified love for Jesus in a visible and audible
manner. Matters of national interest i.e. moral issues such as crime, violence
and the media can be aired through the use of placards and banners. An action
plan is available to support organizers in the planning of such an event.
Information bundles have already
been distributed to congregations nationally. If these have not been received it
can be re-ordered at 011 665 2516. Information can also be downloaded from
Click here for a comprehensive prayer calendar
Klik hier vir die verkorte Afrikaanse gebedskalender
Click here for the shortened English prayer calendar