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Update on Enmity

Wondering what’s happening with the new Enmity series? Several things have changed about the direction of Enmity. Originally planned to be 15 episodes, Amazing Discoveries has decided to cut it down to a smaller number of episodes. We are unclear as to exactly how many episodes it will end up being but we estimate it will 7 or less.  Many topics will be covered quickly in the episode itself but more depth will be available in mini segments called “Inside Enmity” where speakers will explore the ideas presented in the main documentary more deeply, providing additional Scriptural background to topics. Topics such as “Who is Michael the Archangel” for example which require a more deeper Bible study will be segmented to the additional bonus features on the 1st episode.

The team at Amazing Discoveries has been working hard to complete the first episode this year.  The narration is complete and we are now finalizing graphics. Within the next couple weeks, the project will move to the music section where music and sound effects will be added to the documentary. Shortly after the music is ready, we expect to be able to finalize the first episode and send it to press. Sometime this fall, the first episode of Enmity will be available.

Watch for the release of one of the Inside Enmity segments soon.

Why does God permit suffering?

If God exists, why doesn’t He stop rapists from raping? Why doesn’t He stop suicide bombers from bombing? If He has all the power? Is He indifferent? Then, why worship Him?Are these your questions?Dr Zacharias gives an inspired answer.

Watch here. Seated beside Ravi is Professor John Lennox, a British Mathematician, Philosopher of Science, Christian Apologist and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford.

Enmity – without and within – Prayer Needed

The Enmity documentary series is still underway. We originally intended to have #1 ready by fall 2015, and it looked like we were going to produce the DVD on time. But the devil thought he’d send us a few monkey wrenches.

Ever since we started filming this series, we have had innumerable setbacks and clear evidence that the devil isn’t happy with this project. While recording Walter’s portions, which are so pivotal to the series, our equipment kept failing. Breakers would go off, lights would go off and we could not turn them back on. Already then, more than a year ago, we knew the devil didn’t want this series to be completed.

Since then, the harrassment has continued – from scheduling delays, other work piling up that prevented further progress, technical difficulties, discouragement, and much much more.

This summer, we realized that we need to re-record several portions of the first episode and that in order to produce a good quality production we would need better cameras, and so the search for a camera that was right for this job started, and has taken up more time than expected.

Recently,  the associate script writer & editor has taken other employment and cannot continue on the project – leaving just when we are working on the script of the climax of the series – the most challenging episodes. Also our Bible worker who was just coming on board to help with script, narration, and the set was involved in an accident on the weekend dislocating his arm, and now is also out of commission.

We ask you for your prayers for this project. Please pray that it will be completed, that we will be able to produce a series that will bring glory to God,  and that progress will not be hampered any further. Please also pray that the team involved will not be discouraged by the many setbacks and discouragements that the devil is aiming at us.

God’s Character of Love

The last message of mercy to be given to the world is a revelation of His character of love.

“The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised.” Luke 4:18

It is the darkness of misapprehension of God that is enshrouding the world. Men are losing their knowledge of His character of love. It has been misunderstood and misapprehended. Satan blinds the minds of men so that they look upon God with fear – they think of Him as severe and unforgiving. Satan led men to conceive of God as a being whose chief attribute is stern justice – one who is a severe judge, a harsh exacting creditor.

“He pictured the Creator as a Being who is watching with jealous eye to discern the errors and mistakes of men, that He may visit judgments upon them.” (SC11)

Satan misrepresents God. He deceived angels and is deceiving men. He leads them to doubt the word of God and to distrust His goodness. Because God is a God of justice and terrible majesty, Satan made us look on God as severe and unforgiving. Satan seeks to invest the loving Creator with his OWN evil characteristics.

When we look at God as a mean-spirited, cold, exacting, and harsh being, we are actually looking at Satan. That is how Satan would be if he were the judge of this world. Force, manipulation, jealousy, a mean-spirit – these are all attributes of Satan’s government.

Thank God that Satan is a conquered foe. Thank God that He has wrested the dominion of this world out of Satan’s hands, and we may now rejoice in the dominion of the God of mercy and hope.

Teaser Trailer Episode 1 – Production Begins

We have exciting news! We are launching into full production of the Enmity series. Finally after over 3 years of script writing, research, and interview gathering, we are beginning the final recordings and post production of the first episode.

Each episode will also have Spanish and German subtitles in order to make it available to more language groups.

Episode #1 will be ready in the late fall of 2015, with subsequent episodes to be released at regular intervals.

Please pray for the series, and if you like what you see and believe this project should go forward, please support it with your donations.

Narrator Found !

A Narrator for Enmity has been Found!   The new narrator – Mackenzie Drebit – is also the Co-Director of the series.

IMG_9336-50We searched for a long time for a suitable narrator, asking God to send us the right one. Many put their names forward to our request for a narrator and were prayerfully considered. But God already had the narrator prepared for us. He was not far after all.  Mackenzie Drebit, one of our very own video editors, has a passion for Amazing Discoveries and for this documentary series geared to a target age group of 20 to 45.

Mackenzie came to us from Saskatchewan about a year ago to volunteer as a video editor, and later was hired as staff. As we were searching for a narrator, it became clear that this young man had a desire to make this documentary series a success. After an audition, he was chosen as the narrator for the series. Please pray for him as he works to prepare and present the script as well as directing the narrative scenes.

 

Finishing this project will be costly. We have received $214,000 to date and need 1 million dollars to complete the project .  That will be an average cost of $66,000 per episode. The normal cost for making successful documentaries ranges from $200,000 to $1,000,000 per one hour documentary.  For about the same price, we are planning to put out 15 episodes, most of them over one hour! Now with an in-house narrator, we will be able to record more swiftly and cheaply.

We have had many obstacles already placed in our path to prevent this series from continuing to completion, and we know that when the devil is angry we are working on something important that God wants us to do.

If you feel passionate about the Enmity series, please consider a donation towards this worthy project. Those that have already seen a rough draft of episode 1 have been excited at what they saw. One individual is looking forward to sharing this series with her secular family and friends, and is anxious to get a copy. Others who have watched the rough draft have had similar sentiments and are excited by the opportunities this project will offer to those who are resistant to the gospel.

We look forward in faith to the completion of this project with your support.

Wendy Goubej
Executive Producer/Director

Sneak Peek Director’s Trailer

Our first director’s trailer is now available for the Enmity series.  We are launching into full production of the episodes and we covet your prayers as we head into recording of the final narration.

We will need many hours from our talented staff to help bring the series to completion by 2017.  Your generous donations towards this project are greatly appreciated and needed.