I started this series of posts a couple of days ago, sharing ways you can give. If you’re interested in reading a bit more about why, you can find the original post here.
Today, I thought I’d share something a bit different, and instead of sharing an opportunity to give to us personally, I’d instead share an opportunity to give materially to the work of the film team I lead.
When it comes to 1080p footage, our editor is amazing. It knifes through difficult edits like Jet-Li on wires. But we’ve been originating our footage in 4K since 2015, and… that’s a problem. I jokingly tucked the infamous OS X beachball into the R.I.P. above in place of periods, but we’re literally waiting at a beach ball on almost every move of the mouse.
The good news is, since our Giving Tuesday newsletter, this project is 33% funded! So, the need has grown substantially smaller. Can you help put this over the line?
As I said in an earlier giving post, I know not everyone can give, but sharing costs you nothing. Would you share it on your Facebook or other social media and encourage your friends to give?
Several years ago, I flew to Lesvos to film refugees arriving and put together a short promotional video for the work GEM was doing there. That trip changed my life in a lot of ways. You can read a little bit about it here.
For the last several years, the vast majority of my work has revolved around refugees, both producing materials for them, and sharing their stories with others who want to understand a bit more about what they’re experiencing.
I need to make a trip to Lesvos early in 2018 in preparation for a the big film project I’m working on. I’ve trimmed my expenses on that trip down to the bare minimum, but I still need some help to make it happen. If you’d like to give toward that, click the image above, of follow this link.
Over the next several days, as we head toward the Christmas holiday, I thought I would share with you some key ways that you could impact our work through giving.
Brandy and I don’t have any sort of conventional salary. All of our funds come from the generous donations of people just like you. So, I hope you’ll consider us if you’re making year end in contributions.
We greatly appreciate your prayers and gifts as we continue our work: Brandy, caring for the medical and health needs of missionary kids at Black Forest Academy, and me, making challenging, culturally appropriate films which point people toward Jesus.
Of course, we understand not everyone can pledge money. We also covet your prayer commitments, and with the growing importance of social media — your willingness to share.
Click here to make a year-end gift, or a new monthly support pledge. If you’d like to commit to praying for us, or to share our posts and materials, let us know in the comments.
Ted and Brandy
Other posts in this series:
This year, a colleage challenged me to try a new approach, and so instead of a usual year end appeal letter, I put together a small catalog of giving opportunities.
I’m really excited about it, and would love to share it far and wide. But one of the opportunities is to give toward the work of someone who would be at risk if I gave much public information on the internet.
So, if you already subscribe to our newsletter list, you’ll get the details. If you don’t, and want the catalog, send me a message and I’ll pass it along. Also, if you’d like, now would be a great time to subscribe to our newsletter. 🙂 (There’s a subscription form to the right on our website).