We have a lot of news and updates on our films, so thank you for giving us the opportunity to move forward in all of our missions projects. Here is the update:
The Freeman family has been screening the movie, along with our VMFA team to potential prospects for completing the film for the release of the movie. As many of you know, it is an expensive process to take a movie into theatrical box office. We have completed the sound mix thanks to all of you. Here is what is needed to release the movie in the theater.
We truly appreciate each one of your prayers as we share this amazing film to so many people. It will take more of the #butGod moving forward. If you have donated to this amazing film, would you consider donating again with a matching gift? We truly need your help.
For over a year we have been working with Tom Stewart in a new prison ministry. He has become certified to reach out into the prison systems in the state of Washington. A new screenplay needs to be written and Tom is the Executive Director working to get this project fully funded. RESCUED MINISTRY is a new partner with VMFA to impact the lives of the those imprisoned and their families. This is an exciting film project and you can be involved in this way:
We have been really excited at the progress of the final shooting draft of JP KNIGHTS. The meetings in Pennsylvania with author Beth Lambert, Jim Gromer and Dr. McAfee have proved to be highly beneficial. Also, the meeting with the prayer partners has been a huge part of the success of this film's process and future. Remember to go this website to learn more about the project. Here are the prayer needs for this film:
SAND IN TUSCANY
Last month, our team of Jim Gromer and Stephanie Musser traveled to Alabama, Virginia, Minnesota and Georgia to interview and connect with the people involved in SAND IN TUSCANY. We have amazing interviews with the WWII veterans from the Italian theater. Also, when our film team traveled to Fort McCoy, we met with Ward Ziske, the historian and discovered many never before seen photograph:
JESUS THE LAST SUPPER
Jim Gromer and I have been talking about working toward putting some marketing materials for the new animated feature JESUS THE LAST SUPPER. Jim's mom is working with us to put together a prayer army for this amazing creative journey. We are working with Paul, Jim's brother in law who is head of animation in a prominent college in Colorado. Here are the prayer requests:
JOY IN THE MORNING
Jenni Kufhal made an impact on this world and last month, director Heather Olive asked VMFA to join in the filming of this exciting film. John and Deanie Merrell came together with VMFA team members and Kevin and Heather worked together on BEYOND THE GATES OF SPLENDOR and END OF THE SPEAR.
Johnny and Heather Merrell and the entire family has done an exciting job of supporting this exciting documentary. Please pray for this family and all those amazing ministers associated like Doug Melton and Tom Elliff.
MORE MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES
We have been contacted by several organizations regarding non-profit and more foundation communications. First, there is a group on the Texas border where houses are being built for Hispanic families who are in need. Secondly, a group is doing transplants for veterans who have lost a limb in battle and many more opportunities on the horizon.
Thank you for your prayers and for believing in what VMFA is doing. Your prayers are making the real difference as doors are continuing to open on so many "fronts".
God Bless You All,
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.