Teams from Cape Town production company Media Village Productions say they were humbled to be part of God’s global media plans as they worked on inspiring projects in Europe and East Africa this month.
Production, preaching and partnering in Sweden, filming TV programmes in Uganda and Rwanda, and documenting the story of Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza dedicating his country to God, were all part of an amazing April, reports Ardeen Munnik of Media Village.
CEO Graham Vermooten led a team to Uganda and Rwanda where they shot the Inspire Africa broadcasts. The team shot two episodes of the TV programme, CEO that was broadcast live in Uganda and Rwanda.
Producer Debbie Matthee and a small team travelled to Burundi where they recorded President Nkurunziza’s dedication of the nation to God. They report that there is much prayer in Burundi and that many locals believe that God has protected Nkurunziza as he is the first president, since 1908, to have remained in power for longer than three months without being assassinated or chased out of the country. Burundi is becoming a symbol of reconciliation and restoration. The project is currently in postproduction.
Executive producer Diane Vermooten and cameraman Chris van der Burgh meanwhile completed the opening video for the World Prayer Assembly, which will be held in Jakarta Indonesia in May. And while half the Media Village team worked in Uganda others stayed in Cape Town and filmed the Engen Gala Dinner at Kelvin Grove. This was a celebratory evening as different awards were given to partners from around Africa.
Over Easter, Graham and Diane Vermooten went to Sweden where they were the guest speakers at an Easter conference. Their highlight was signing a letter of intent for Swedish TV channel, Kanal 10 and Media Village to develop a training programme together.
“This is a major step in the expansion of our training into Europe, said Graham.
“April has been an incredible month as we were humbled and reminded that despite our size, Media Village is part of God’s bigger plan for media. We are truly excited to see what God will do in the next few weeks and this year.”
Media Village Training is also stretching its wings. Its Discipleship Training School outreach team is currently in Likoni, Mombasa in Kenya. This week they will be running a Children’s Mission Camp for the youth of Mombasa.