…I have become all things to all men,
that I might by all means save some.
– 1 Corinthians 9:22b
We believe in something called a “heart-language”. This is not just the native language that someone speaks; it is the language, cultural context, and understanding of life that a person uses to interpret the situations and ideas around themselves.
Our vision is to make evangelistic shortfilms in the heart language of the people of Ukraine.
How do you speak a “heart language”?
Every culture has unique problems, challenges, hopes, and dreams. Every language has unique images, idioms, jokes, and untranslatable phrases. Cultural context, the thing that makes “heart languages” unique, must be taken into account when producing evangelistic materials. In other words, in order to make a film that makes sense and have the most impact with Ukrainians, it must be written with Ukrainians in mind, with Ukrainians involved from start to finish. This is why our filmmaking team is filled with Ukrainians. In fact, excluding David, there are no Americans on our production team.
Only films in the heart language of the people will make a true impact for the Gospel.
Why evangelistic films?
Ukraine and Eastern Europe are plagued with many different social problems: alcoholism, orphans, governmental corruption, organized crime, wars, etc. Why the Gospel? Why not make films that target those specific issues?
Our answer to this question is, “Yes – that is exactly what we are doing.” The main goal of every shortfilm is to show how the Gospel, how Jesus Christ, can come into one of those horrible situations and bring His true Redemption. We see these problems as doorways that God can use to shine His light in the darkest of places.
With Jesus, even the most hopeless of situations
can be turned into God’s greatest good.
That is why the Gospel is good news.
How can you help?
There are many ways that you can get involved. Here are the top three:
Please pray for the work we are a part of in Ukraine. We send out a monthly missionary newsletter that includes prayer requests. If you would like to receive it every month, click here.
We believe that God will provide for this ministry, which is why we invite you to invest in it, to spread the Gospel here in Ukraine. If you would like to give, please click here.
We plan Impact Teams to come and help with production of our films. Space is often limited, and filmmaking experience is preferred. To contact us about joining, please click here.