I pray that this finds everyone well!
I wanted to provide everyone with an update as to our launch night and current action taking place.
I have updated the date of the first Meetup to July 21st...
The reason for this is primarily three-fold; I am quite busy with other "life" events. I am going to be taking a week long motorcycle journey out to the east coast to visit my first Grandson (do I ever have a strong testimony about little Noah, and what an awesome God we have). and Finally, there is a lot of work (or so I feel) to do prior to launching.
My vision of this ministry is that we can reach-out to both Christian and others.
I would like to tailor the movies to specific audiences and therefore, would like to develop a "program" of scheduled movies.
Initially, I think it will be a reach out to all audiences, but I am prayerful that others may want to get involved, and help develop more targeted movies to select groups (for example, men, women, teens, married couples, non-believers, etc.). There are tremendous movies which reach strongly to these groups. I would love it if movies were being shown 5 nights a week, and perhaps a couple of times on Saturdays!
As I indicated with the last update, the challenge of site licenses was being researched. ALL movies will require a fee to be paid for a site license for showing. As a result of this, it is taking time. Prior to paying a fee, I would like to have a general selction / theme of movies selected. This takes time watching and reviewing.
I recently purchased a "blanket" license for a number of movies. However, the challenge is that I do not know what movies it covers. The license covers certain producers and distributors, which I have a list of. As such, a lengthy process will be undertaken to develop a move listing for these producers and distributors.
Some of the more recent and popular movies have individual licenses' which are more expensive. As a general rule, the site license allows for the showing of the movie, with certain restrictions for one year. For example the movie Courageous license is $200. As a result of the price, a bit more time is needed to review, select and pay for an initial set of movies.
By all means, I would certainly welcome any and all who would want to get involved with this review / start-up phase.
I will return from my trip around the 11th of July. I will provide the next update at such time. We will launch soon. It may not be the 21st, but I am praying so.
Please come and get involved!
May God Bless and Be With you, David