A couple of months ago, I was contacted by a couple of Christians living in Indianapolis, Indiana. They are both video producers and had spent a great deal of time looking for Biblically-based videos to be used in their classrooms for teaching. While there are a number of videos available, none of them fit their need exactly, or were not as Biblically accurate as desired. Tired of looking, they made the decision to make a series of videos themselves. They contacted me to learn more about traveling to Israel. After a number of email and phone conversations, they asked me to join their team and assist them with the logistics of the trip and helping to arrange the locations to go. I could not be more thrilled.
The plan is to produce five 20-minute videos covering the early life of Jesus. We will visit Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and the Galilee. Our goal is to make this trip during the month of June. When we are completely finished, we will set up a website and allow everyone to download the videos for free.
The four of us on the team have agreed to use our vacation time from work to make this happen. Earlier today, we started a Kickstarter Campaign to raise the funds in order to do this. To this end, I would like to ask a couple of favors from everyone.
First, go and like our Facebook page. That is the easiest way to keep up with what we are doing.
Second, pray for the success of our efforts. Our goal is that we can produce these videos in such a way that they will be useful in spreading the Gospel and teaching others about Jesus. We need your prayers to help us do this.
Third, please spread the word about this campaign. The more people that know about it, the better chance we have at success. With Kickstarter, it is an "all or nothing" campaign. So, if we do not raise the full amount, the videos will not be made.
Finally, if you are inclined, we would appreciate your financial support. Go to the Kickstarter page, watch the video and look at the different levels of support. Regardless of the level you choose, you will be able to view and download the videos two weeks before they are formally released to the public. Higher tier donations will be able to request that members of the team come to your congregation to talk to your group about the videos and how they can be used in teaching.
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me and I will be happy to answer them.