Thanks to a very generous first-time gift to EthnoGraphic Media, 50,000 pastors will receive a unique teaching/preaching resource for their church. Importantly, there’s absolutely no cost to the church or pastor for this specifically-created resource.
The spirit that launches this program is captured in the powerful testimony of the Waodani elder Mincaye, “We acted badly, badly, until they brought us God’s carvings, now we walk His trail.” Mincaye was one of the tribesmen who speared to death five American missionaries in the Amazon jungle more than 50 years ago.
The story has been told and retold around the world and through the generations. It was also captured in three award-winning films by EthnoGraphic Media: Beyond the Gates of Splendor, End of the Spear, and The Grandfathers. The story has the awareness and ability to draw large, diverse audiences into the church, connecting on a heart level around messages of sacrifice/calling, reconciliation/forgiveness, and heritage/legacy.
The Walk His Trail Program itself contains three-parts that can stand alone or work in a complete “movie message” series. Creative and archival assets from the making of the feature film and two documentaries will help illustrate and dramatize these biblically-based themes and messages.
Steve Saint, son of one of the martyred missionaries, will serve as a first-person storyteller through the series. However, pastors have the option to disable Steve’s narrative in order to guide the message themselves.
Up to 50,000 U.S. Pastors should receive the complete DVD program by mail in Spring/Summer 2012. If you are a pastor and would like to receive the Walk His Trail Program absolutely free, please go here.