It’s 11:28pm. I should be sleeping. Should be, but am not. One: because I’m hungry, two: because I have so much to share.
The month of May has been intense. It has been challenging us in many ways. Doors have opened, others have closed, but we’re still standing firm due to one singular fact: We are not doing this for ourselves. We’re doing it for HIM and WITH HIM.
When I reflect on this month, a song title comes to mind. Jason Mraz beautifuly sings about a Beautiful Mess in his new CD… and although he’s singing about his relationship with a crazy girl who reminds me much of me (that Jason, he needs to get another muse, I’m already taken! lol), I feel the idea of a “Beautiful Mess” describes perfectly the way Ralph, Frank, Lara, Diane, Robert, and I have been putting this festival together. None of us have ever done anything like this before! We don’t know how to arrange the pieces of the puzzle that will pull this all togerher. Our minds are perplexed, overwhelmed, and, well… slightly clueless–until the Beauty comes into the picture. It seems as if Divinity itself gathers all our works and plants them in the right place for them to bear fruit! Somehow, the mess becomes this beautifully crafted offertory. Like the website. Coming up with the right look, the right words, the right moment was so mind-wrecking. But now look! It is more beautiful than I could have fathomed!
May has continued to surprise us with INCREDIBLE film submissions, interested venues, and eager volunteers. God is truly providing the rain for the harvest (spiritually AND literally, isn’t that right, Miami??)!
But with all these gifts, with all the obstacles we’re tackling, we still have a BIG task we need to accomplish. And we can’t do it alone. These incredible films deserve incredible venues! And incredible venues cost money. We need support!
If you see the importance of our movement and want to help, believe me, every PENNY counts!! This festival cannot be put up by prayers alone. We need your support! If you would like to donate or sponsor the event, you can e-mail us at email@example.com. You can also donate on line at www.jp2filmfestival.com or send us a check made out to 7eventhDay Media, Inc.
Checks and letters (and film submissions!) can be sent to the following:
7eventhDay Media, Inc.
Attn: Frank Brennan
P.O. Box 560296
Miami, FL 33256
We are so grateful for the response we’ve gotten from our community! Thank you for helping us turn this idea into a reality. We cannot wait to share the fruits of our labor–and the works of these talented filmmakers– with all of you!
You are in our prayers!!