When I had my 1st child, everybody told me how busy my children would keep me!
I did not realise they were talking about “How busy I would be managing their FAME!!!”
I thought they spoke about changing nappies, making bottles, making food, helping with homework!
Boy, was my perception WRONG!
My latest “Mom on a MISSION” started with a Granny. Yeah for Grannies.
Knowing we are involved in helping the local school with “Cool Kids for Christ”, and been in the ministry for many years, she came to us out of desperation asking if we had a Father’s Heart Daily Devotional for her teenage granddaughter.
Her granddaughter had asked for a Bible as a Christmas gift and she was reading the Bible with her daily and explaining the scripture. But anyone owning a teenager will know: the questions get to technical!
Knowing her granddaughter well, I was very proud of her for asking for a Bible as a Christmas gift and 2nd, I knew she had a BB, so in a split second I felt I could write a little devotional for the young ladies in the area and send it to them via BBM as we are in a position where they know us well enough for them to actually read what we have said.
After writing the 1st devotional, I looked at it and thought: “This is so long! I won’t even read it!!!!”
And this is how the discussions started with the family as to how we could help!
For them the answer was simple. We record a 30-60 second video with a Bible Scripture and a short motivational message about the scripture. Teenagers love MP4
So, in the same fashion as what this family tackle everything….WITH MAJOR ENTHUSIASM AND NO PLANNING!!!!! We grabbed the video camera, scriptures and our daughter!
and … FYI PRESENTS was born or should I say “a STAR found her FAME”
A spot was found (my bedroom) and we recorded our 1st video. Sent it out and the response was phenomenal! We’ve been getting messages from all over begging for more. And we weren’t ready!
I’ve spent the last 3 weeks managing my daughter’s fame! Standing in front of the camera “LOOKING PRETTY” is the easiest part of FYI PRESENTS!
Here is our video sharing the gospel for Valentine’s Day:
We have now settled into a routine where FYI PRESENTS is not dominating our lives, but where people can still find the Daily Devotionals for those who don’t have BlackBerries as the response from non BlackBerry owners has also been overwhelming
FYI PRESENTS is now linked to all the most popular social network sites, including a couple of Christian network sites we did not know exsisted before FYI PRESENTS.
FYI = For Your Information
For those who don’t want their children exposed to YOUTUBE, we have opened a channel FYIpresents on GODTUBE (http://godtube.com) and INCHRISTNETWORK (http://inchristnetwork.com)
The responsess are amazing with the each video combined been viewed by over a 150 people. The views on the video clips sent via BlackBerries cannot be followed as Vu-Clip does not record hits. But judging by the subscriptions received, the videos are travelling through BB space.
This is a outreach tool from kids wanting to make a difference in other peoples lives. I was overwhelmed by my children’s eagernes to respond to the “call of duty” the ministry has on their lives. Adults as well as teens, pre teens are all enjoying the short daily devotionals. I hope you will be blessed by it as well.
(You can imagine how many passwords I now have that I can forget!)
If you know of a child, teenager, nephew, niece, godchild who would enjoy these entertaining, but informative clips, you can find FYI presents in on of the following social media networks:
Under 18 safe sites to subscribe:
Smart Phones Email: SUBSCRIBE to firstname.lastname@example.org – We’ll email you the latest video
FATHER’S HEART WEBPAGE
FACEBOOK: Father’s Heart – FYI PRESENTS facebook page
Flickr (look for Father’s Heart)