COUNTDOWN TO 2020
PRODUCTIONS IN PROCESS
ADOPTED BUT NOT INITIATED
TESTIMONIES FROM OUR PARTNERS
Cristóbal Krusen, BFA (Film and Television) is a writer and director with Messenger Films. In 2005, Cristóbal journeyed to four continents to write and direct More Than Dreams, a three-hour docudrama featuring true stories of Muslims who have experienced life-changing dreams and visions of Jesus Christ. The film has been distributed worldwide in nearly twenty languages. His work has been recognized at major film festivals around the world. Above all, he is a “story-teller” who delights to engage and captivate his audience while addressing the deepest needs of the human heart.
Daniel Kikawa, B.S., Ph.M., Ph.D. (Intercultural Studies), is the president of Aloha Ke Akua Ministries, a ministry to indigenous peoples, and the Senior Pastor at Hilo Missionary Church in Hilo, Hawaii. Daniel has been researching cross-cultural issues for over 35 years. He has taught at conferences, seminaries and churches on every continent. London Theological Seminary, The University of the Nations, and many other seminaries have been granted permission to use examples from his book, The Cross-Cultural Evangelism Game, in their missiology classes.
ADOPT A PEOPLE
Adopting a people group for production is a process. Even if you do not have all of the resources or an experienced crew at this time, God will honor your obedience to step out in faith. Our team is also here to help you through this process as you seek to communicate the Gospel to a people who are lost without Him.
Get God’s heart and perspective on each people group. Everything starts with prayer and nothing is truly accomplished in God’s kingdom purpose without prayer. Encourage your church, Bible study, and ministry to pray regularly and gather information about your adopted group(s). Champion the need for an indigenous gospel presentation for your adopted people group(s). Communicate regularly with the 20/20 Vision facilitation team for prayer and assistance with this process.
Seek wisdom and resources from other mission leaders, national partners and producers along with the 20/20 Facilitation team. Most of us will not have everything we need to fully see a film produced for our adopted people group(s). Your first partnership should be with the 20/20 Vision facilitation team who can offer research, contacts and other resources to assist with your projects. Seek out mission agencies, missionaries on the field, and other churches and individuals with a similar focus on your adopted people group(s). Stay in contact with the 20/20 Vision facilitation teams research department for updates and possible contacts for potential partnership development.
Assemble your crew, research, learn from cultural advisors, write your script, gather your equipment, raise the finances and GO! This process may take one or two years to complete depending on the experience and resources available to you. Take advantage of the experience which the 20/20 Vision facilitation team can provide in various aspects of effective cross-cultural communication, fund development and field production. Go with expectancy that God will open doors and guide your whole production as every aspect is supported through prayer and cultural sensitivity.
JOIN THE 20/20 VISION COMMUNITY
Like a private Facebook page, you can create a personal profile including photos and videos. Connect with other profiles, post a status, and message new friends. Also you can relax in the knowledge that all your communication and content is stored securely.
In addition to our Silver, Gold, and Platinum status member groups, you can create your own affinity groups. This helps our members intentionally connect with those who want to partner in production and distribution, and form teams to take action.
Start discussion threads on relevant topics and archive others for future reference. We want this community to be a place where you can share experiences, ask questions, and get help during any part of the process of Prayer, Partnership, and Production.
“Their vision resonated with me. By the end of conference, I had chosen all three people groups in Bangladesh who currently do not have a Gospel media presentation in their language.”
“It’s not about you, or what you have or don’t have. It’s about your obedience to respond to God’s call, to make Him known among the nations.”
“Many pastors think, ‘I haven’t been called to be a missionary. How can I be a part of (reaching the last-reached peoples of the world)?’ I can tell you how: By being a part of the 20/20 Vision.”