A film depicting the life of Jesus Christ, initially released in the 1970s is still changing hearts and lives today.
JESUS was released in 1979 for the first time. Today, it makes history as the first film ever to be translated into 2,000 different languages.
The most recent language the film was translated into is Zo. Around the world, roughly 65,000 speak Zo, including refugees and immigrants coming mostly from Myanmar.
According to CBN News, a Zo translation of the Bible was completed in 2019, but it hasn't been printed in Myanmar yet. Plus, many of the Zo people are unable to read.
"Being able to release 'JESUS' in Zo is the payoff of years of innovation and dedication," says Executive Director of Jesus Film Project, Josh Newell. "The most dignified thing that we can do is share the story of Jesus in a way that people can understand, and in a way that doesn't need any translation.
The film has been viewed by roughly 10 million people worldwide since its release. Millions have come to a saving faith in Jesus through either the ministries JESUS film or their other projects.
"We're excited for what the future holds as we continue to translate this life-changing story," says Newell.