HEARTS ON THE MOVE: A PERSONAL STORY FROM GHM’S LATEST FILM SHOOT
Hi, I’m Jane, a Global Heart Ministries Volunteer. I spent the first week of June assisting GHM film a season of Sweet Conversations, a women’s talk show in the Azerbaijani language. While some of the people on the set were seasoned video experts, the only qualifications I had were a willing heart and a passion for the GHM mission.
My Role on the Set
Though the programs appear to be shot somewhere in Central Asia, they are actually filmed in a conference room at The Hope Center in Plano, TX. My first job was steaming wrinkles out of backdrops, but before the week was over I had picked up dozens of doughnuts, moved props, clicked the slate, helped countdown seconds on dialog, delivered messages, adjusted clothing, changed batteries on mics and probably a dozen things I’ve forgotten. It’s a week I won’t soon forget and I loved every minute of it.
TV Film Set or Spiritual Battleground
Shooting live video is always crazy. Along with all the usual challenges, a GHM production also fights spiritual battles. This is so obvious to our CEO he invites supporters on the set to observe and pray throughout filming. The effectiveness of their presence is readily apparent.
Some of our challenges were almost comical, such as the day we needed fresh wheatgrass to use as a prop in one of the episodes. In the end, we used fresh chives (don’t tell anyone!), because wheatgrass could not be found. The look was just right, but the (shall we say) aroma was interesting.
Other issues were more serious and required a miracle. For instance, the host of the show had a headache so severe she was having a hard time getting a scene right. Everyone on the set, not otherwise occupied, started praying and the rest of us made one last effort to get the shot. Finally we got it perfect. Afterwards someone asked about the headache. A startled look came to the host’s face and she said it had disappeared as soon as we started praying and she hadn’t even thought of it until we asked.
Join Your Heart to Ours
You can partner with Global Heart Ministries to fulfill The Great Commission in this generation. Together we can bring the light and the truth of Jesus Christ right into the living rooms of every deceived child, every oppressed woman and every hurting home. This is our message. This is our call.
We invite you to join this vision as a volunteer, a prayer warrior or a financial donor. Contact us today by phone or email. Let us know how you’d like to partner with us as we reach out to the most unreached regions of the world.