What is the Ekballo Project?
The Ekballo Project creates media content released free-of-charge for one purpose: to see God's children gladly sent into the harvest with the Good News of the Gospel. In Matthew 9:37-38, moved with compassion, Jesus says: "The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."
We believe that saying "yes" to Jesus is the purpose for which we were made, the key to living a life of transformative power and love, and the answer for a world experiencing the pain of separation from their Father. We are the answer to Jesus' passionate words in Matthew 9:37-38. Every one of us is qualified. And through our films and media content, we aim to awaken as many as possible to this reality, sending them forth into the nations of the earth - wherever God might call them - with the Gospel. We believe that every remote, unreached, isolated nation, tribe, and tongue must hear the Good News of Jesus, and our project exists to see laborers sent into the harvest for this purpose.
We accomplish this aim by traveling to unreached locations with missionaries who are living out the reality of surrender and saying "yes" to God. We film the daily life and testimonies of these missionaries, capturing their impact and surrender on camera. We then create short films showcasing the eternal impact of living in radical obedience and love. Once editing is complete, we tour the films across the United States - sharing the testimonies of God's power and love - at University campuses and home gatherings. We give a call at each location to say "yes" to Jesus and go wherever He leads, and we connect individuals with a network of resources and tools that will allow them to go effectively into the nations. After touring, we release the films free of charge on Youtube, allowing as many as possible to be stirred to fresh surrender to Jesus.
"Life in the Himalayas: Part One" <----- short film
"The Edge" <----- creative piece
"Life's Purpose" - Heidi Baker <-----interview
We recently released on Youtube (http://youtu.be/-W0pueZRDX4) the first of our three short films shot in Nepal over the past two years. We spent a total of three months filming and serving with three sets of missionaries in Nepal - in both the city of Kathmandu as well as remote, high altitude villages in the Himalayas - witnessing miraculous healings, salvations, and transformed lives. From September 2014 to January of 2015, we toured these "Himalayan Films" across the United States at dozens of University campuses, seeing hundreds of students respond in surrender to the call of God upon their lives.
Our team is planning a second filming trip, departing in mid-March 2015, for an unreached area in the Middle East. Our aim is to film a radically different testimony than the one portrayed by the media and news outlets. While there is certainly a presence of darkness and persecution in the Middle East, a greater reality is at work at this very moment. God loves the people and nations of this corner of the world, and we plan to film a missionary serving there - seeing God's power and love transforming and redeeming lives.
We are in need of $8,000 to cover the cost of air travel for our film team, daily living expenses for seven weeks in our filming location, and the purchase of a number of significant pieces of film equipment. Your partnership in this project is crucial. The fruit of the project thus far has been salvations among the unreached, healings for those who've never encountered the love of God, and hundreds of students giving God their "yes" to go into the harvest field with the Gospel. We are earnestly asking God for exponentially more laborers to be sent through this next set of films. Your support will be invaluable in seeing this prayer become reality.
Ekballo Project Teammates
Each Ekballo Project team member is a full-time missionary under the leadership of Youth With A Mission - an unpaid, full-time job, volunteer job.
Risks and challenges
We've learned, as a team, that if we aren't taking the risks that Jesus so clearly calls us to, we are living in disobedience, which isn't a very fun place to be. The reality is this - asking a crowd of friends, family and strangers to give us $8,000 is a risk, yes, we know this. But we believe that God has called us to do this and that He will provide what is needed.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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