Just wondering what everyone's thoughts were on this. I listen to WayoftheMaster radio with Todd Friel, Living Waters Ministry with Ray Comfort. This is a contest to video your witnessing encounters. 1,000 dollar prize for the best video. Just seems like they focus alot on certain groups instead of all people. Seems like wasting valuable time.
This is my question. This new contest seems to emphasize running down the cults, apostate people to make a impact and more sensationalism more than being sensitive to the spirit leading to find someone who needs to hear about Jesus so they can go to Heaven. I do not see the Bible telling us to spend time going after the apostate. Maybe we should look up all the verses on this.I love most of the things that they preach and it is a encouragement to listen but this is what I have trouble with, how about anyone else, does anyone listen to them.
Here is the contest that is on the LivingWaters website.
You could win $1,000 They will sell this DVD..and make lots of money on it. They will put it on TBN a apostate channel.
Go out and film witnessing clips; put your best clip up on a new "You Tube"-type site called "Christ Clips." Drop us an email linking to it, and if you get first place you will win $1,000. Ten other people will get $100 runner-up prizes.
We are going to put the best clips onto one DVD called "Cream". Then we will take the cream of "Cream" and use it in the Third or Fourth Season of our television program.
So now you have a real reason to take a team and go witnessing with a camera. You can approach strangers and legitimately say, "We have entered a contest put on by a Southern California television production company, and we are asking people what they think happens after someone dies? May we interview you?"
1. Make sure you have good sound. Don't use a cheap microphone, and remember to hold it out for the person you are interviewing (it's easy to forget to do this). We can't use clips with bad sound.
2. Get on-film permission from the person. Ask (on camera) "Can we have permission to use this film on national television?" Make sure you use these exact words, and get footage of them saying a clear "Yes." We can't use it on TV unless we have this.
3. You must use digital video on Mini DV. Also, don't forget to use the zoom. Get up close and personal. Keep the person framed correctly.
4. Make sure you go through the Commandments, present the cross clearly, then repentance and faith. Keep it to about 5 minutes (10 minutes maximum), and PLEASE don't send it to us unless you think that it is a good interview--colorful/interesting.
Use your imagination. Interview Jews in synagogues, give a psychic a palm-reading (tell her future if she dies in her sins), talk to businessmen in elevators, Mormons on bikes, JW's at the door, rock musicians after a concert, chase down celebrities, interview police officers when they are arresting you for chasing down celebrities. The world is your oyster... this entire lost and dying world. So be prayerful, be creative, and try and stay out of trouble (if something does go wrong, make sure you get it on film).
The contest officially begins on February 14th, 2007, but you can begin filming immediately. Winners will be notified by May 30th, 2007. Make sure you keep the master video in a safe place, because that’s what you will need to send us to collect your prize.
After you have posted the clip on www.christclips.com (after February 14th) remember to email us and give its name (e.g. "Witnessing to Mormon on bike"). Send the details to: Mark@livingwaters.com
Contest Rules and Notices
No purchase or entry fee is necessary to enter the Cream of the Cream Video Contest. Video and media guideless must be followed as outlined above in order for your entry to be eligible. If after winners have been notified, upon receipt of the winners’ media, an entry is deemed by Living Waters Publications to be unusable for any reason; an alternate winner will be chosen at the sole discretion of Living Waters Publications. Living Waters Publications and its affiliates will not be held liable for any actions of the entrants of this contest in obtaining, producing and posting of their video, and all entrants have been informed that a minimum of video captured verbal permission must be obtained prior to any filming of interview participants. Entries will not be reviewed if permission is not easily intelligible at the beginning of the clip submitted. Video clips will be reviewed beginning February 14, 2007, and all entries must be submitted by midnight, May 20, 2007. Winners will be picked by a panel of judges to be selected by the management of Living Waters Publications. Winners will be notified via email by May 31, 2007. The names of winners and finalist will be posted on our websites. Cash prize winnings will be paid via check in the name of the entrant. All winners will be sent and required to submit an IRS W-9 form before payment is issued. All winners will be sent and required to complete and return a release form to be included with the original media containing the winning video footage. This media will become the property of Living Waters Publications and its affiliates, and will not be returned. If the winner declines to sign the release form, he or she will be disqualified, and an alternate prize winner will be selected.
What does everyone think about it.