November 2020 will forever be part of history, but there are some pretty big reminders to remember as we are simply two days before the election of the presidency, the senate and house, coupled with bills of great importance in the local state. There are some key historic issues we should all remember.
POLITICS DOES NOT RULE OVER US
Since 1933 there have been seven presidents that were Democrats and seven presidents who have been Republican. What is truly amazing is that no matter what party has been in power, history has it's own challenges and all is in the hands of our Creator. This does not diminish the roles all of us will play by being responsible participants in the election, but no matter the results, always know God has us and He has His children.
Isn't it interesting when the Bible in the book of Matthew discusses the twelve, only Matthew is mentioned as a tax collector and Simon is a zealot. Matthew worked for the government and Simon was a zealot and wanted to destroy the government. Christ put people together who had different "opinions" toward solutions because He knew we all needed to recognize the value of the other side.
SANTA CLAUS IS HERE
A new charity has been launched called teamsanta.org and is now launched as our strategic partner. What we need is for everyone inside the VMFA family to share this website. Please consider calling and setting up your zoom call. This will make your involvement a part of our exciting charity partnership with Maishaproject.org too. This is an exciting opportunity for us to work together to help feed children in Kenya who are hungry and impoverished. Below is pictured the executive director and founder, Beatrice Williamson next to Vice President and producer Stephanie Bean Musser.
We just completed our first holiday special film "CRISIS IN KENYA" and this will be aired all over the nation. Our plan is to place this important "special" on YOU TUBE for all to see. Please consider joining us in this crusade. A special thank you to our Vice President, Stephanie Musser, our boom operator, Parker Moore, our editor, Jeff Moore, and media buyer, Gia Sause, who worked closely with the founder, Beatrice Williamson for volunteering to help us feed hungry children.
FEATURE DOCUMENTARY COMPLETION
#BUTGOD continues to be a huge priority for us with Jeremy Freeman, Emily, Brittany, Clayton and Caleb Freeman. Our team had meetings last week in Oklahoma to discuss the next steps. The highest priority is to complete the funding for music licensing. Until this is completed, we are unable to release the film. This means we need a fifty thousand dollar donation, which would be the highest donation from an outside source, This is the miracle we need today.
Caleb Freeman and I spent some private time discussing the details of the prequel to the story, from Ken Freeman, Caleb's grandfather. Stay tuned as we invest more in the Freeman family and continue to pray for all the resources we need. Each day, we grow closer to finding the perfect financier and each day, we pray for this individual and/or group who will take us to the next level
Keep us in your prayers and we keep each one of yo in our prayers. Please pray for Corina Pataki as she is praying we all find resources for her new trailer. The filming went wonderful. Also, Beth and Gary Lambert continue to find resources. Our trip to Pennsylvania was postponed due to lack of interest, so please keep this in your prayers. Forshia Ross is looking for resources too in her community in the North East.
Jag Gholson and Jennifer Willingham are diligently seeking prospects and we believe every day we grow closer. I am so deeply appreciative of those who believe, even when it takes time to do what God has before us.
This Thanksgiving, we pray you find peace and joy through all the trials of 2020, fully knowing God has an amazing plan for the future. Be sure and be thankful for your family, draw close to them during the holidays and don't allow fear to over take you. Be cautious during the gatherings over all holidays. Wear masks and remember, social distancing is key.
God bless you and Happy Thanksgiving,
Dr. Kevin McAfee
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.