Last month was really busy with a variety of opportunities for media missions. We want to begin by thanking each day in and day out, the faithful V300 who continue to remember our activities in prayer, intercede for each other in Biblical community and pray for films that truly matter.
I STILL BELIEVE
Jennifer Willingham and the Epic Agency have been working with LIONSGATE and the Erwin Brothers along with Kevin Downes in making Jeremy Camp's new bio-pic called I STILL BELEIVE. This wonderful film opens in over 2800 theaters this month and as a partner with EPIC and supporting films of family, faith and freedom, we want to invite our entire Veritas community to go opening weekend. We are updating this to over 3000 screens making this film the largest film released in the faith based arena.
You all know our team's commitment to these kinds of films and we celebrated when I CAN ONLY IMAGINE entered the market. We pray the same fervor and enthusiasm will extend into the hearts of all those who believe and still do not believe.
VMFA does not solicit funding from any movie company or ministry when promoting other motion pictures. We do this only if we have a screener copy, personally know the people behind the film or have been exposed to the story. No free solicitations or "likes" are posted on FB which are not "known entities".
About a decade ago our film team met a Romanian lady who had a powerful ministry, had served alongside of ministry with the late Jan Crouch from the Trinity Broadcasting Network and was making strides in broadcast, publishing and film. Her first book, QUEST FOR FREEDOM was the true encounter of her miraculous escape from a communist regime. Some time stories take time to "grow" and this was certainly the case again.
Stephanie Musser is a seasoned leader with our team, but this last month, she scheduled an important face to face meeting with leadership to discuss a film franchise she believed was important to our overall success. In her own spiritual journey, she felt very "called" for our team to review THE QUEST FOR FREEDOM. In fact there was no doubt God used Stephanie to talk about this amazing family of faith who now reside in Nashville, with our home base.
Thanks to Corina, her producer Wendy Cooper Porcelli and the support from her husband Steve Pataki, the most bold film franchise encounter is about to take place in a dangerous part of the world. The Filmmaker's Roundtable has unanimously recommended her story be made into a feature documentary and possibly a feature film and we need your prayers.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates and if you want to financially support this amazing story, you can click on the DONATE page and give to CORINA.
FORSHIA - A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY
Since the screening of BUT GOD at the Regal Warren Cinema, we have been meeting with Forshia Ross regarding her transformation story. We believe our V300 will be excited to come alongside of this ministry of healing taking place in the NorthEastern part of the United States in New England.
Her ministry of speaking and teaching was birthed out of pain and we believe her brokenness and gifting will inspire all women and men with her powerful story of redemption.
NATIONAL RELIGIOUS BROADCASTERS
Last week people came from all over the world to meet as the National Religious Broadcaster's convention took place at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee. It is an important time of the year for our team. Jim Gromer, Stephanie Musser, Lynn McAfee, Jennifer Willingham of OCEANIA and many more connected.
There were a series of meetings with distribution companies, filmmakers, financiers and more to have amazing meetings for our future. Thank you for everyone's prayers. The entire film slate is being reviewed with like minded people and so this is important for every movie and ministry, we are partnering with to share powerful results in the market.
Film star Christopher Atkins flew into Nashville to meet with our team to discuss his journey from starring in BLUE LAGOON with Brooke Shields, through his personal journey of filmmaking, into a journey of faith. What an honor to be with our friend, who was introduced to us by Greg Jillian, the Senior VP of MGM.
He is a successful actor since his career launched with BLUE LAGOON. Having a lot of experience in motion pictures, the financing and reviewing screenplay, he is interested in working with our team in future projects. Please keep him in your prayers.
MAISHA MEDICAL MISSIONS
This is an important time in our history as in the month of March, Beatrice Williamson will go back to Kenya to work at the www.maishaproject.org feeding children, providing medical missions, education and support to the slums. Please be remembering Bea and the board of directors who will be meeting in the coming week to pray for and plan another successful African mission.
Our prayer team is growing. Our film franchise is almost complete. Our season of assembling the armies needed to move forward is at hand. Why is this happening at this time? I believe it is because of the anointing of God in everything we are doing. We have been attacked, wrongfully persecuted, stood for Christ and are together thanks to the faithfulness of the V300.
We have so many amazing franchises ready to launch and personally, I have never felt more of a calm assurance than before. We are going to crawl, walk and then run together as a team toward the most important horizon. Building a monolith is not for the faint hearted. Many people give up, but we feel called to step out in faith and have done this in so many areas.
PRAYING FOR YOU
Each month we are praying for you. Thank you to the growing thousands of prayer team supporters. We have over 1200 prayer team members from FACEBOOK. This is happening because of your prayers and so, we remember you this coming week and month. Always go to the FB page Veritas Mission Films and you will find ways to post your prayer requests and we can pray for you.
May God bless you dear Veritas Family,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
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Kevin McAfee is a filmmaker who writes for the purpose of inspiring others to make a difference in the world through faith in God and using the visual language of film. His blog shares the hopes of impacting culture, because his heart is in media missions and the church. Below Kevin is seen with Lynn McAfee and Corina Pataki. Below this is Christopher Atkins from BLUE LAGOON and Dr. McAfee.