& Cebuano to be Recorded
Have you ever
wondered just how does InterComm select the next Languages to be lip
sync dubbed? Next Project 101 - Prayer - Prayer -Prayer.
God has uniquely opened some doors and closed others over the
years. Usually, however, our relationships with National Leaders
from various countries trigger a future potential. Take the
Philippines where Lane & Jill Anderson met with a Set-Up Committee
in late April. InterComm has nearly 200 contacts spread out over
her 7,000+ islands. The major language is Tagalog. However, we are
aware that a good variety of Christian media is already available in
that language. But what about her 2nd largest island -
Mindanao? The largest Muslim populations of the country are found
here, and they speak Ilongo and Cebuano instead.
As we began to
pray about where we might honor our Lord best, the name, Dr Nora
Laus, lept to the fore, and guess what? She lives on Mindanao.
Over and over through the years, God has led us to develop
AVangelism tools to all the major Muslim countries of the world, and
now to a smaller group in the Philippines.
In 1995, a
spiritually unfulfilled Catholic doctor sought a personal
relationship with Jesus Christ. This quickly led her away from
“all the idolatry I was finding in the Catholic Church”. Christ
filled her spiritual vacancy with such joy it wasn’t long before she
began stepping out from her medical practice, taking the Good News
of the saving grace of Jesus Christ to her countrymen, primarily the
Muslim hill peoples.
We met her in
late 1999 when a first shipment of 16mm English Language
films finally arrived in her capable hands. Quietly she began to
organize Film Teams, and today, 6 years later, 3 teams traverse some
of the most challenging terrain Mindanao has to offer. 250
showings have been reported with 20,000 souls claiming Jesus Christ
since that beginning.
Lane & Jill with Dr Nora Laus and the Philippines
Project Leadership Team
Seeing the need
for nurturing churches to raise up these new converts, Dr. Laus
trained 65 new pastors who now lead village churches all over the
island. When contacted about interest in a possible Recording
Project, she was quick to encourage us to come for a visit. Our
arrival in late April was met with a highly motivated group of
National Leaders ready to proceed in partnership with InterComm to
complete work “not just in Ilongo, please, but could we also do
some in Cebuano?”
Lord willing, we
will return early in 2007 for this recording. Will you please pray
with us for God’s provision? It takes a big budget to complete each
Project. So great prayer is requested from each of you. Perhaps
you can share this need in your church?. Or with family and
friends. Foundations. Or businesses, who have a heart for
missions. Just what can you do? Just what will you do? We need
your help today! Please call, email, or write for complete
Proposal. We need your help, just like always!\
Deevana Koyya of
Andhra Pradesh State, India
“Our team reached
many new areas with villages of primarily Tribal people. These were
very remote areas where we did ministry for the glory of God. We
faced significant problems in presenting our films and journeying
hardships, but there were great opportunities to witness for the
glory of God.”
31 showings to
1097 people with 22 salvation decisions.
A Life. A
Ministry. A Legacy
A Tribute by Lane
and asked if Ken would be willing to direct this first screen play,
THAT KID BUCK. When he finally stopped laughing, Doris reminded
him, “Ken, you wrote the story. Who better can understand how
the scenes should be acted?” Working with still photographer,
Jim Canon, who had previously never operated a motion picture
camera, the neophytes turned out a nice youth drama film for the
era. Another drama story, CAPTURED BY THE INDIANS, was later
completed for Baptista.
“Ken, you have so
many great ideas for stories you should start your own Christian
This advice from
his many YFC friends, plus more land donated by Morry Carlson on
adjoining property, laid the foundation for Gospel Films, Inc. In
late 1950. An evangelistic winter production, FORGOTTEN VALLEY, was
the first GF Release with at least 1 new production completed every
year thereafter. SOMETHING TO DIE FOR was produced in Singapore and
became the first international production by GF. It was dubbed into
many foreign languages and was even well accepted in the USA. Every
summer 2 things happened. The newest Gospel Film was premiered at
the summer Youth for Christ Conference in Winona Lake, Indiana, and
screen tests were shot during the Conference to identify talent for
upcoming Projects. It took a decade, however, to accept the fact
that the Board and Ken shared separate conceptual visions for the
future of Gospel Films.
In the meantime,
attending these summer programs was a Winona Lake man, publishing
the Higley Commentary. He needed an editor for his Sunday school
quarterlies, based on the Higley material. Ken was always
introduced, before speaking, as the editor of the Youth for Christ
Magazine. Merging his need for an editor and a concept for a Sunday
school training film, a job offer became the door opener through
which Ken Anderson Films was launched in Winona Lake, Indiana in
Now Ken and Doris
were free to produce films for the entire body of Christ. As Ken
later would coin - Films that Preach and Films that Teach.
He also coined, The Message Is Always First, and If Not I,
who? If Not Now, When?
Time for new book
projects began to take a back seat to more frequent film script
deadlines plus directing and production duties. Yet, over a period
of 7 decades nearly 80 books were published, at least 1 per decade.
Books like The Winky Adventure Series for kids. Or Tom
Hunter Sports Books for teens. IT ONLY HAPPENS TO PREACHERS or
HIMALAYAN HEARTBEAT, the true story of Dr. Geoffrey Lehman, a
British missionary to northern India. It was Dr. Lehman, who
personally funded TASHI FROM TIBET and JOURNEY TO THE SKY, 2 films
InterComm regularly dubs into other languages. Or how about the
comedy poem books - STAINS ON GLASS WINDOWS or PEOPLE OF THE
STEEPLE. A COWARD’S GUIDE TO WITNESSING was a typical introspective
journey, designed to encourage the most timid of us to share our
faith. How about BOLD AS A LAMB, the true story of one of China’s
persecuted pastors. This unique Project fulfilled Ken’s life-long
dream of returning to China, having been so deeply touched by her
teeming millions during the 1949 adventure. Ken & Mrs A spent 10
days in Guangzhou in the late 80's, shortly after the ancient doors,
so brutally slammed shut by the forces of Communism, slowly began to
creek open, powered by a need for foreign exchange. Lengthy
discussions provided the meat from which this biography emerged,
becoming one of the truly great stories of the persecuted church in
the 20th century. THE EDGE OF PARADISE, a peripheral
visit to Heaven, and my personal favorite, originally titled by Ken,
CELESTIAL CITY. Finally, God blessed Dad with WHERE TO FIND IT IN
THE BIBLE, organized through 30 years of reading God’s Word in
different translations and paraphrases, categorizing concepts in a
helpful A-Z format. Much of this work was done while logging
hundreds of thousands of flying miles internationally. Over 4
million copies now have been placed. God knew a retirement income
would be needed. After all, profits from the Ken Anderson Films
productions always went back into the ministry, most often funding
the numerous non-budgeted film productions needed around the world.
What made it all
possible? God’s provision of just the right film at the right time,
boosting income and outreach year after year. Beginning with THE
FAMILY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, released in 1961, other key films
included IN HIS STEPS (1964), WITHOUT ONION (1966), JOURNEY TO THE
SKY (1969), SOUND OF THE TRUMPET (1972), PILGRIM’S PROGRESS (1978),
HUDSON TAYLOR (1981), and LOVE NOTE (1987). Over 200 titles in all,
produced on every major continent.
Ken traveled to
over 130 countries or islands of the world. Sometimes his passports
held so many additional pages they began to look like books
themselves. Wherever he was working, be it home or overseas, he was
an onsite encourager, challenging many people to pursue their
God-given talents, whether they be writing skills or pursuing
audiovisual excellence. A visit by Uncle Ken into most homes meant
funny stories, plenty of jokes and games, and an adult who cared for
kids, as well as a serious bent for the more important spiritual
side of life. Ken’s concept of encouragement filtered down through
each of the 7 Anderson children. One of his goals became taking
each sibling along to experience the Haggai Training Program in
Singapore. Over the years each family member has served the Lord
faithfully in various venues, including the Christian film and video
arena, pastorates, professors at Christian colleges, and even
Christian writing. All 7 grew up from grips, gaffers, and film
studio extras into focused servants of our Lord.
all this beehive of activity, other avenues of ministry developed.
Following a YFC speaking opportunity in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, Ken and
YFC director, Walt Reschlein got to talking about the need for a
Christian camp. Ken shared how God had blessed Youth Haven through
the years and all he had learned working with founder, Morry
Carlson, as they strove to reach the spiritual hearts of kids. When
it was learned that a nearby Boy Scout Camp had one vacant week
available each summer, Camp Decorah Church Camp was launched. Each
summer, kids from area Wisconsin churches came for a week of fun.
So also arrived an excited wagon load of Andersons. For many area
kids it was life changing. Eventually, new denominational camps
emerged, causing the Decorah Week to take on a new focus. Money was
raised to bring under-privileged children to a free week of camp.
Although discipline became a greater issue, God worked His saving
grace on an ever-increasing number of young hearts. Eventually, the
Scouts took back their extra week, but this just opened other
doors. Inheritance funds allowed the Andersons to purchase a small
farm just south of Warsaw, Indiana. In short order, many film
sequences began to occur in this rural setting. Finally, in 1978 an
entire kid’s project, TOBY’S TREEHOUSE, was created on location at
the property. The Treehouse set became fundamental in a new
outreach to be known as Treehouse Farm. Weekend and overnight
events were booked by churches from all over the area. Grace
College, located in Winona Lake, used the Farm for outreach events
repeatedly. Now over 30 years later, ministry still takes place on
those nearby acres on a regular basis.
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Philippines Language Recording Project - 4 videos in the
Language and 2 videos in the Cebuano Language.
Set-Up Completed in April. Recording Sessions proposed
for February/March 2007.
Used Video Projector/DVD Players - $450@. Many
Transfer to VCD - $125@. 35 Titles need to be
transferred on to video
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