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"First Fruits" Given to Faith Hope & Love

posted May 10, 2012, 11:21 AM by Susannah Francis   [ updated May 10, 2012, 8:07 PM ]
Film has always been a passion of Zach's.  There are numerous family videos of Zach placing a camera in people's faces to play "reporter", asking them about their favorite video games and best friendships. In fact, he started his college career in Communications with film production as his goal.  During his first few years at Ball State University, he had stints at the local PBS station and college station.  It was no surprise when video came back into the forefront of the ministry. Last year, Zach began two video projects - writing a film script for "Chords" and video coverage of the FHL Week events in July.  Some of you may be following the film project blog in fact. It is documenting the process of our interviews and Zach's research through these very sensitive topics of cutting, suicide & the drug culture. However, you may have had no idea about the video coverage that Zach did during FHL Week.  

Recently, our ministry had the opportunity to showcase our first fruits of this ministry, a promotional video for FHL Week 2011.  It truly was a team effort, though Zach definitely was the creative brain behind the whole effort. The technical work of getting the video off the cameras and ready for editing was done by 1heart Arts' Stanley Jones and the audio editing and graphic layout was done by Susannah Francis, utilizing the artwork provided by FHL. It was premiered at the annual FHL Spring Luncheon and was met with very positive results. Over 100 pastors, area leaders and businesspersons were in attendance, including mayors from Greenwood, Westfield and Noblesville.  The video is now housed on their FHL Week site and is being used in training and meetings for this year's event. 

Merlin Gonzales, Founder and CEO of FHL, had this to say, 
1heart Arts Ministries blessed FHL through the video they created for the luncheon. It touched people's heart and communicated the vision of FHL. We were very pleased that we are currently using the film to communicate what FHL is all about. 

FHL Week 2011

Zach is now working on a shorter version of 1-2 mins that can be used to share with congregations and/or business partnerships. In addition to this FHL promotion video, God has finally opened the door for 1heart Arts to premiere our first ministry video as well. We are SO very thankful for the many hours put in by Stanley Jones accessing and prepping these video files that has allowed us to begin to finally work with the hundreds of hours of coverage of the past five year of 1heart Art events and productions. 

It also appears that a new ministry area might be being birthed this year, video production. Please pray with us as we seek God's will in these areas. And, please, being praising Him in advance what He has done and what He will do!