But, in the hidden places, a loving God is searching for His long forgotten treasure...
Back in February, I joined Roy & Christopher on an amazing journey to India. I hauled my upgraded camera gear just about everywhere we went, and I was searching for the moments where God was working around us. Although the trip was far from what we expected, I knew this time though, that I wanted to film and produce a documentary to bring the story to life in a new way. God was stirring my heart from the last trip in 2014 (check out the India Mission 2014 YouTube Video featured on our Media Page) and I could sense that this time, God was going to give us something really amazing to share with you all. And if I can make a humble brag - this project is going to be one of my best ones yet! God has been helping me develop my creative craft, and I believe it is only going to further extend our reach and influence in the seasons to come.
When we returned from our trip, God really blessed me with a new job and the ability to purchase some new equipment to help in the editing/videography process. Meanwhile, Roy continued to press onward in search of employment and supernatural provision, all the while, God was moving things around in many ways. It just so happened that amidst the Covid-19 global pandemic, we were able to spend time recalibrating and refining ourselves in the season of rest.
Fast-forward to October 2020, and I am back in Charlotte, NC with Roy, his beautiful and hilarious wife, Bessie (International Relations) and we were able to spend some time enjoying the beauty of nature in North Carolina & South Carolina. After a refreshing time together, Roy & I were able to spend a few hours with a new friend, Kurt Wilson, a talented musician and Audio Engineer with his own private recording studio. I shared our documentary trailer with him and discussed the potential of doing a voice-over together, and to my surprise, he offered to help us for FREE! Now, I won't lie, I usually don't have any issues speaking in front of others or throwing on my "performance voice" for acting, but this was actually my very first time in a studio recording my very own work!
A day earlier, I was finishing up the writing, and I felt confident that the voice-over was going to be just what we needed to take the trailer to the next level. After two short takes, we had it! And now, it is my great honor to present the official trailer to you here...
Behind the scenes: Episode Two
Treasures of Joy Ministries Founder, Roy Rhoades, climbs the Boulder Overlook at Crowders Mountain State Park, North Carolina. We are excited to travel to India in less than 24 hours! A HUGE shout out and thank you to the many people who donated and helped fund such an amazing trip. We raised over $6,000 and covered all our costs!
I want to encourage you to get up off of your face, overcome your fears, and allow the Lord to lift you up - to embrace you in His love - so that you are changed. -Roy Rhoades
Behind the Scenes: an exclusive look at the new India Mission film: "Letters from India"coming SOON!
Behind the Scenes: Episode One
Welcome to Episode One of the new Treasures of Joy "Behind the Scenes" series. In this episode, Founder, Roy Rhoades and Creative Director, Daniel James share a bit more about our "Why" and the overall mission of the upcoming India 2020 Trip. We are planning and beginning the filming of our upcoming documentary film, "Letters From India" (title pending).
Join us in prayer and financial partnership as we raise approximately $6,000 USD to send our team of three spirit-filled leaders to empower, encourage, and equip the growing churches and missionary students in one of the world's most populous nations! Your financial gifts will cover travel expenses, conference & meeting costs, as well as food and every dollar raised above our necessary costs will go directly towards the building of God's Church in some of the most challenging and persecuted areas in the world.
Our new vision and purpose - to see God restore and redeem the innocence, the original intention that He had for the people..."
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