My last day in Nairobi I spent some time with Africa Inland Missions On Field Media (OFM) team. They were doing dress rehearsals before their first day of filming a new movie called The Distant Boat. This movie will feature a fictional story about a young Kenyan who God leads into cross-cultural missions work. The primary aim of the movie is to encourage people in the church in Africa towards greater involvement in cross-cultural missions.
About a year ago when I was in Nairobi I shared an idea to members of Wycliffe’s Africa area team for a movie to be made to encourage more people in Africa to become more involved in missions. Just after those meetings were done, I met up with Ted (from OFM) and his wife for lunch. He wanted to talk to me about a new project that OFM was looking into – a movie about African involvement in missions. I was amazed at God’s timing! We arranged for the Wycliffe Global Alliance to make a contribution to the production.
I’m excited to see the end product when it is completed. I hope it will become one of many pieces of media that will show the important role that Africans have and can have in global missions work.
The film is still in need of more funding. Click here if you’d like to contribute.