Inspired by the Gospel’s promise of change we’d like to invite
you to Rebirth of the Soul: A Multimedia Exhibition.
Students from MediaLight 4.0 have prepared photos & short films structured to share the life changing power Jesus Christ has on their lives. This is the last event they’ll have as our program comes to an end but only the beginning of their journey as a media-missionary.
For 2 nights only!
Friday Nov 30 & Saturday Dec 1, 2012. 5-9pm
Featuring photos & short films made by students of MediaLight 4.0
INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! Thai and English speakers welcome!
More Information(English): 0858636291 (Eunhae)
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come. The old has gone, the new is here!”
- 2 Corinthians 5:17
Thank God for the opportunity to be in the Philippines with our MediaLight team to hold a short video production camp. During our time together, we—staff and students—bonded closely. Even more, in such a short time the students worked incredibly hard and acquired the ability to effectively utilize all they learned . . . very impressive!
This camp was not only about teaching media skills, but also about seeing individuals grow in their lives. With God at the center, we were able to grow together and encourage one another.
During the camp, our MediaLight staff was always available to help our students. One-on-one time helped us get to know one another more, as well as encourage growth.
Now that the camp is over, I realize even more how blessed … Read More »
For nearly a year now, I have volunteered at a local orphanage here in Chiang Rai. Time has passed so quickly. My relationship with the girls continually grows deeper, as does my genuine love and care for them. My time spent with them consists of helping with their school assignments, assisting them in preparing meals, participating in small groups, and simply playing around.
To further bond with the girls, I take photos with them. Although I am not as skilled as a professional photographer, we have so much fun together doing different poses. They love seeing their faces on the photos. I even lend my camera to them at times so they can practice taking pictures in the hopes they will develop their own skills. Even more, my hope is that they can use this skill to … Read More »
Our team recently finished running a weeklong Thai language photography camp called Engage Camp. Last year, we held an Engage Camp, which taught media skills to young Thai Christians, but this time our camp also focused on non-believers. A total of 18 students attended, with ages ranging from 14 to 47. Even with such a large age gap and the mix of Christians and non-Christians, we became close and had a wonderful week.
Thirteen of our students were non-believers; in fact, many were strong Buddhists. Arthit, our oldest student had Buddhist tattoos and wore a Buddhist idol necklace. Initially, our team felt nervous about how our Buddhist students would receive our Christian message and time of worship. Although the students were not required to arrive early to worship with us, we certainly invited them. Arthit seemed quite confused the first day, … Read More »
This week, our Emerge Team has been extremely busy conducting a photography camp for Thai people from the Chiang Rai area. This has been such an interesting camp because of the demographic of people in attendance. The students’ ages range from 14 to 40-something, and they come from all sorts of backgrounds. At first we weren’t sure about the dynamic of the learning environment, considering some of the students attend high school while others actually have children in high school.But it has been so refreshing to see everyone band together, creating such a great environment.
The majority of our students are non-Christian, which was a main reason conducting this training camp. We wanted to expose Thai’s to a loving Christ-filled atmosphere who otherwise wouldn’t come into regular contact with Christians. Throughout the week, students have been taught photography principles, but more … Read More »
Here in Chiang Rai, the team is gearing up for what we are calling the “Engage DSLR Photography Camp.” It is a one-week Thai Language Photography camp that has two purposes. One purpose is to teach people how to use their DSLR cameras and to communicate using the photos they take. The other purpose is to expose the local Thai people to the Gospel message. We are very excited for this opportunity to connect with more local people and also to present the Gospel to them. Please pray for the students who will be attending,as well as the staff who are preparing for the camp.
I have been very fortunate to have been picked for a two-month training program at the United Christian Broadcasters at Stoke-on-Trent, England.
It’s a full scholarship that trains in various departments;
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The aim is to learn the operational and managerial aspects of these departments in view of applying similar processes back in Asia. One of the main concepts I learned is that what works in one country may not work in another because of their cultural differences.
It’s important to understand the avenues of media currently being used in your country to maximize your effectiveness there. Always ask yourself; “Who’s my target audience and what kind of media are they currently using?”
As I look around, I notice many people taking photographs, probably because they want to hold onto memories. Many people in Thailand even use their cell phones to hold their memories and retell their stories. What a great idea! As a result, our team has planned to do a photography camp next month here in Chiang Rai to train how to tell a moving story through pictures. But we are most excited about the chance to share the love of God with people and encourage them to see the world through a different perspective.
MediaLight opens it’s doors again from October 2 till December 1, 2012 at our base in Chiang Rai, Thailand. This is an intensive 8 week program for those who are serious about being a messenger of light to this dark world. We will cover personal life management, spirituality for ministry, the core teachings of Jesus and what it means to be a Christian leader. Half of our time and energy will be spent learning how to communicate through modern media with a special emphasis on video production. Room, board and tuition for this year’s second Media Light session will be only $2,500. Students from developing nations can avail of a tuition discount that reduces tuition to $1500. All Asian nations except Singapore, Japan and Korea qualify for the developing nations scholarship.
English is our language of instruction. All students … Read More »
We’re all here!
On Tuesday, Ria (talented designer and MediaLight 1.0 alumni) flew in on Tuesday afternoon to complete our MediaLight 2.0 Team. A few hours after, we had the first of many many staff meetings where we talked briefly about all our roles for the next 10 life-changing weeks.
We’ve got Chuck Quinley as overall program head, and his lovely wife, Sherry Quinley, is in charge of everything else that goes on behind the scenes. The rest of our staff are made up of Reina Gonzales (Philippines), Eunhae Cho (Korea), Marj Laurena (Philippines), Jonny Moore (USA), Ryan and Keisha Lennon (USA), Jo Alambro (Philippines) Ria Bagatsing (Philippines), Joy Radomthong (Thailand), Yuli Jirawanich (Thailand), and Rory Morales (Philippines — that’s me!)
It’s looking to be an interesting season! We’ve got a large staff this time around, and … Read More »