Impact 11

Happy New Year!

I’m back from one of the most tiring but rewarding weeks of my life! From the 26th of December to January 3rd I spent with the Impact Ministry in New Orleans, LA. And wow!! What a city! Full of life and vibrancy, tradition and artistic expression! While New Orleans is a hopping city, the effects of Katrina are still evident in certain areas. With crumbling architecture and struggling youth. On the day of outreach we partnered with a local church to do an outdoor concert  coupled with sharing the gospel with the local community. All around us were young men mostly riding around off to do no good so we were told by the older community members. At one of the testimonials after the day of outreach a young lady shared how a young man she witnessed to decided not to shoot someone like he had originally planned after hearing the gospel! What I really appreciated was the fact that we partnered with a bible teaching church that we could send people to after we shared Jesus with them so they could continue to grow spiritually. This church was so gracious to support us and provide us with a delicious lunch of authentic red beans and rice!

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God has done so much in my life this week through the amazing speakers, seminars and relationships that I was able to build. He has taught me to let go and let Him work things out when I was feeling stressed. He has taught me to not look to others for validation of what I know He has called me in and also that together we can accomplish so much more than alone.

Please go to my youtube channel for more videos on the journey to Impact 11!

Sound of the Spirit

The morning started out relatively early for me as I was heading out to my first official feature film set! Actually it started out as a very late night because I wanted to get most of my chores done to make the next day easier. After receiving communication from the Assistant Producer at 1:30am for call times (he had a long day as well) I cleaned the piles of dishes in the sink, folded 5 baskets of laundry, sorted through and organized numerous misplaced boxes due to our floors being redone, and plopped into bed at 2:45am. I woke up at 6:30am out of nervousness to make sure that breakfast was ready and the house was tidy for my LOVELY friend who came over on her day off to help with watching the kids for a few hours. I wasn’t going to have her sit in a messy house on her day off…either that or my type A personality was getting out of hand.

I headed off to Carmel Indiana which is just outside of Indianapolis and pulled up to a gorgeous bright yellow, half million dollar house where shots of the first scenes of the movie were taking place. The main actors being shot today were Rivka played by Anna Lasbury, and her father Marty played by Rob Diaz. I started working with the crew on the movie called Sound of the Spirit which is about a young girl who becomes orphaned at the age of 12 and has to move in with her Aunt and Uncle who are strict traditional Jews. While she is living with her Aunt and Uncle she must make tough decisions about what she believes to be true.

I spent most of my day with the sweet and likable Lina Willard who plays Rina, the best friend of Rivka. Together Lina and myself will be hosting a day by day vlog update for the film. I will be working on keeping facebook and twitter updated as well as blogging about the movie. This is a dream come true! I get to observe the filmmaking process as well as help with putting a positive message out to audiences through this film!

Sound of the Spirit Update 3

I hope that you all had a blessed weekend! I wanted to share with you Update 3 from the Sound of the Spirit Movie I’m helping with. This time I took my friend Dori’s advice and SLOWED DOWN while I spoke! Which helped me  alot with my nerves! I hope you enjoy. You can also check out our blog for more updates and special pics!

Sound of the Spirit

The morning started out relatively early for me as I was heading out to my first official feature film set! Actually it started out as a very late night because I wanted to get most of my chores done to make the next day easier. After receiving communication from the Assistant Producer at 1:30am for call times (he had a long day as well) I cleaned the piles of dishes in the sink, folded 5 baskets of laundry, sorted through and organized numerous misplaced boxes due to our floors being redone, and plopped into bed at 2:45am. I woke up at 6:30am out of nervousness to make sure that breakfast was ready and the house was tidy for my LOVELY friend who came over on her day off to help with watching the kids for a few hours. I wasn’t going to have her sit in a messy house on her day off…either that or my type A personality was getting out of hand.

I headed off to Carmel Indiana which is just outside of Indianapolis and pulled up to a gorgeous bright yellow, half million dollar house where shots of the first scenes of the movie were taking place. The main actors being shot today were Rivka played by Anna Lasbury, and her father Marty played by Rob Diaz. I started working with the crew on the movie called Sound of the Spirit which is about a young girl who becomes orphaned at the age of 12 and has to move in with her Aunt and Uncle who are strict traditional Jews. While she is living with her Aunt and Uncle she must make tough decisions about what she believes to be true.

I spent most of my day with the sweet and likable Lina Willard who plays Rina, the best friend of Rivka. Together Lina and myself will be hosting a day by day vlog update for the film. I will be working on keeping facebook and twitter updated as well as blogging about the movie. This is a dream come true! I get to observe the filmmaking process as well as help with putting a positive message out to audiences through this film!