We flew to Bulgaria with no idea what was coming. What we stumbled into, was challenging, forcing us to stretch our tiny understanding...
At first glance, Hari seems unique. In simple obedience to a voice no one else can hear, he boldly shares his faith with everyone he meets. But Hari is not so different from us. He has made a choice to pursue and trust God completely. It is a choice each one of us could make. We could each be like Hari: genuine, obedient, bold and faithful.
This is your chance. The voice is speaking to you as well. You may never have a vision, but God reaches out to each of us in a way uniquely suited to who we are. What is He saying to you? What were you created for?
We have no clear distribution plan or strategy for this story, but we believe that God does. Watch the video, share it with your friends on facebook, or tweet about it. Feel free to download it and show it to groups you are a part of, or use it to start discussions.
While our intention was to show different religious practices in a fair light, we also want to be sure we clarify for people our conviction that religion isn't the answer. Religion promises favor with God in exchange for action – often mindless rituals. There's nothing we can do to earn God's favor; His favor is a free gift. We believe that it is possible to have a life-changing, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which fulfills us in a way nothing else can. That belief is strengthened daily as Christ takes positive action in our lives. We've come to know Jesus apart from all of the nonsense that claims His name. Sadly, so much that passes for Christianity is not about this relationship, but about religion. Generations of people in Europe grow up learning all the tired "Christian" traditions without ever having an opportunity to learn about and know Jesus personally. We think that this is a horrible tragedy. Our work is about providing an opportunity for people to meet the genuine and living Jesus Christ and be forever changed by a relationship with Him.
Thanks to our actors and actresses:
This was shot with a Canon 5d Mark II, Canon T2i
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM ,
Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L II USM
Nikon Nikkor 35mm f/1.2
Glidecam 4000HD Pro
This video was created to help believers in Christ think about the reality of the world around them. So often we get caught up with life and we forget to be concerned about what really matters. Many people are living and dying each day without Christ. Christ came to save the lost. He came that man could be connected again to God both now and in eternity. If we really believe this, then why are we not sharing with our loved ones? If this is true, then we need to be telling people...
We often hear the message of “God loves you” (and it’s true that God does love us) but we’re not really facing the issue that until we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we're separated from God because of our sins.
I hope this video doesn’t come across as “fear mongering”. That wasn’t the intension. I just find that many believers, like myself, aren’t always thinking about what’s really important. The bible says that the gospel of Christ is “The Good News”… Are we sharing this “Good News” to those we say we love? What about those who we don’t love?
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This was shot with a Canon 5d Mark II and a Canon T2i.
We used Canon's 24-70 2.8 and 70-200 2.8 IS lenses.
Animation was done with After Effects.