Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Student Action Teams

Hey guys! How's the fall? I hope everyone's enjoying it so far and doing well.

I'm going to make this a short post, as I have some packing to take care of. As some of you may remember, I'm involved with a group called Generation Joshua that's part of HSLDA. GenJ is a Christian youth civics organization that trains young people in worldview, campaigning, government, politics, etc. Each election cycle, they send out Student Action Teams [or SATs] This year they have SATs all around the country and they've asked me to help lead the one in Chicago area. [Originally I was supposed to go to New Mexico, but at the last minute plans changed]. Anyways, I'm scheduled to leave tomorrow morning and meet the rest of the team at O'Hare airport. I would appreciate it if you all would keep these SATs in your prayers [as well as the elections in general] I pray that God would use His people to elect Godly candidates to lead our nation. Please also pray for safety as we travel and walk around talking to people, and stay in host homes. I will probably be in charge of a group of kids that will go around and campaign, sign wave, phone bank, etc. I'd also love prayer for my work with the kids and for the kids themselves during this week. I should get back on the 3rd of November, and if I'm not dead maybe I'll post a recap of our time :) [I mean dead tired......don't get all excited yet...I hope to live a good long time more ;) In other news, I finally got my laptop that I bought a few weeks ago.... :D it's pretty great! I'm thankful to have it, and now I have to pay case money [fiddlesticks] oh well, I found a case at Wal-mart that I think will be good. In even other news, please pray for "The Child" documentary. We hope to have it wrapped up and ready to be sent to the replicator by tonight!! I've been over at the office several nights this past week working on behind the scenes, but Grace and Daniel and Elissa have been pretty full time for a long time now. Please pray for everyone involved and the impact that God wants this movie to have. Incidentally, we are in the midst of scheduling showings all around the country [hopefully 5 in every congressional district I think!] The point is, we hope to have one near you! If you want to find out where it is, go to and look to see if they have the showing list up yet. If there's not one near you, how about hosting you own showing? [Pretty fancy to tell people, "yeah me and my family like to premiere movies every now and then.. we know some filmmakers and they always give us the inside scoop" ;-) [or something like that] Well hey, I'd better go pack so I hope everyone's doing well, and to see some of you guys soon somehow! Ciao.

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Newest "Child" Trailer

Hey Everyone! Here's the link to our most recent "The Child" trailer: "The Child"  It's really cool and it shows alot more of the interviews that we did on our trip.

Also, last night I got to work the Parental booth at the Peanut Festival. I had the late shift [8-10:30pm], but I still got some great responses from was cool ;) We also have a TV that loops our main two trailers for the documentary...[so you have something to watch if no one comes by ;) But yeah, I think that every person I talked to [except maybe one person] had a favorable reaction to the PRA. So we'll keep praying and spreading the word. Also, as I've said before, feel free to stop by to find out more! Okay, well I've gotta run, so you all have a great day!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Fall!

Hey Bloggers and Blogesses!

This is me, the long-lost blogger boy who has been doing alot, but not posting it on his blog. I hope you all will still look over here and not just give me up as a cob-webby corner on the internet ;)

Well to start off, what does everybody think of the Fall so far? Personally, I consider the Fall through the holidays to be my absolute favorite time of year. I told someone today that Fall and Winter weather seems to have a dignity and depth of character that is different from the rest of the year. Even tonight I heard we're supposed to get down in the 40s! I love it. So last time I posted, I was in the middle of the filmmaking trip for "The Child" and somewhere on the road. Alot of things have happened since then on many different fronts and "The Child" is in the process of full-bore post-production. The target premiere date is November 20th and there is still a ton to do. [All of your prayers would be greatly appreciated]. Director Grace T. is doing the brunt of that right now, and she recently put together a new trailer that was shown at the National Homeschool conference a couple weeks ago. I don't have the link right now, but I'll try to grab it and post it on here soon. [It's cool ;)

Changing subjects a little, who's excited about election season?! I know I am. I think it's really cool to see what I believe is a wave of "involvement" spreading across the nation. Some big things have gone down in the past couple of years, and alot of people have been shaken awake to the fact that we cannot just put the well-being of our country in the hands of "the other guy". The kind of government that our founders started is not one whose people can be flippant and apathetic about their role if they desire to keep it. Now this "wave" could be an excellent thing, but it could also just be a flash that quickly fizzles out. The key factor will be whether or not our hearts are turned to the Lord. "Conservatism" is well and good [usually], but that's not the real answer. I pray that God will turn the hearts and minds of our people back to Him. That would make for an amazing election season :)

Well hey, I've gotta run here, but I do plan to try and post alot more, so keep your eyes out. Good evening everyone!

p.s. Please pray for a campaign event that our Generation Joshua club is hosting tomorrow. From what I know about the candidate he seems real good, and if it's God's will, he could replace a pretty not-so-good guy. Thanks!