My Very Busy last few Months
, by Joel Ridgeway
The last few months have been so busy, that I feel like I've totally lost track of time! Thought it was about time I stopped and took some time to update you all on how things are going and what we've been up to.
Move to Kempsey
In April we moved house from Victoria up to a property half an hour west of Kempsey, New South Wales. That in its self is a long story. But the long of the short is that some friends of ours, who own the property received a call to go overseas on mission service and they asked us to look after the place for them for 2 years. This has been an incredible blessing for us. It has given us a nice house and property to stay on for two years. We trust God to open up the next door after our stay here is finished. Below is a few photos of our new place.
Filming the Origin Series
Just before we moved, I had the privilege of filming a series on creation for M Sky Media called "ORIGIN - INTELLIGENT DESIGN VS EVOLUTION". The speaker was Nicolene Filmalter from South Africa. Kevin Maevsky from M Sky Media flew me to New Zealand for one week to shoot this series of presentions. We had an awesome time and the program was real success. After I got back, I landed the job editing the 19 part series. This was a big job and a challenge, but I enjoyed it. You can see some of the pictures from this event on M Sky Media's Facebook page.
Music Camp 2018
The same day I finished the Origin series, I hit the road to head down to Music Camp 2018. This a youth camp run by Eastward Missions, which combines music and spiritual themes to inspire and challenge the young people to new heights. This year was a huge success: we streamlined the audio recording and filming so we had more time to focus on other areas of the camp. We even finished one of the music videos while camp was still running! Click the YouTube clip below to watch it. Best of all, many hearts were given to Christ and new commitments were made to cut loose from the world. Many left that camp changed people.
To find out more about Music Camp and see more picture to go: https://mus.camp/
Dora Creek and Kempesy Evagelism Programs
The theme for this month has been Evangelism! I've been involved in two evangelism programs: I've just finished doing all the graphics for the advertising for the Dora Creek SDA church evangelism program. I really enjoyed putting the "iDiscover" ads together. I produced a website, a DL trifold brochure, powerpoint templates, signs and name tags. Below a few samples. Go to https://idiscoveranswers.com/ to check out the website. The progam starts on September 1, so if any of you are in the area, I'm sure they'd love your support!
New Portable Live Studio Setup
I'm in the process of building a portable live studio. Its a box about 1,100mm x 600mm x 300mm, that opens up into a live filming control desk. It will be able to do a live mix with multiple cameras, livestream to Facebook or Youtube; Plus record record direct to DVD, so DVDs could be made available to people at the end of the program. It will also capture to USB, so people could have that option as well. This has the potential to really speed up the delivery of truthful messages to the people. With careful saving and ingenuity I've managed to get together a fair bit of what's required to get this system running. I estimate we need another $3,000 to finish this project. Funds are short, and we need to get this finished so we can start using it to serve God.
I've also been helping at our local church with their evangelism program. Pr Peter Watts is presenting "Is God for Real?" Its running as we speak, and finishes this weekend. So far its been an awesome success. I've helped out on the sound desk a few times and other areas as needed.
Finally, I've been busy updating my Revealer Films website, working on some new graphics design packages and adding more information and examples to my portfolio. Make sure you check it out! If you know anyone who needs professional media work done at ministry rates, be sure to pass on my website to them!
In the midst of all this, I have managed to find a little time to work on my 1844 documentary. Its not forgotten. I'm correctly trying to find someone to help with music. So if you know of anyone who can help, let me know!
Please pray for us that the Lord will continue to guide and lead us. If we can be of help to you in your ministry or church needs, please let us know: we'd love to help.
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