So many wonderful updates and news on the horizon as SECRET KNOTS has been very busy. In fact, we cannot wait to share what took place in the month of February.
FILM TRAILER SUCCESS
Personally, our entire team wants to thank all who worked so diligently behind the scenes to bring the FILM TRAILER to the website and social media. Responses have been pouring in with praise for the courage demonstrated by Tom and Rene' to share their stories of pain and triumph.
Between Tom's heart to openly share and the compassion communicated by Rene' to bring these issues to light, the co-founders knocked the ball out of the park in opening up people's hearts to this ministry for many years to come. This was not easy because of the sensitive subject matter, but the Lord gets the glory.
Special thanks to the GR PRODUCTIONS Film team, coupled with the Magna Talent Agency actors in putting together a very special visual representation of who we are and where we are going in the future. This was an "all hands on deck" process and we believe, we have only just begun.
When people have the courage to take a stand for what they believe in like our co-founders, we can only covenant to pray for these amazing people, pray for their children and ask the Lord to station angels around them in every corner. Tom and Rene' have a lot to share and they look forward to a lot more when the feature documentary is completed. Please pray for the funding of the feature as we truly need sponsors and individuals to step up and make this all happen.
FOUNDER'S NEWS ON A BOOK SERIES
Rene' has been inspired to write an entire "series" of books truly based on emotional needs and felt needs for those who are hurting. She is focusing on the "knots" which so often keep us captive and how God can set the captives free. Then, she is turning to the most difficult subject matters including GRIEF RECOVERY, DIVORCE RECOVERY and CANCER RECOVERY!
Would you join us in praying for our Rene' Stewart and Tom, our Co-Founders as they dare to go where many would not by addressing the difficult challenges of lives torn by abuse, tragedy and so much more. Please remember Rene' especially in your prayers at this time. We know these issues will help provide Biblical foundations to help all people in these areas for recovery.
GR PUBLISHING is coming alongside of this amazing family and Mark Mingle is leading this amazing charge. Companion ministry films are being discussed as we consider the optimal future for the entire franchise.
PRESENT AT THE NRB
During the National Religious Broadcasters Convention the last week of February and first week of March, Vice President Pence shared, "We need to help character grow and these people in the room are just the people to provide answers". We were reminded of the power of these words and how focusing on "solutions" in life's most difficult arenas is exactly what SECRET KNOTS is all about.
Our team had the opportunity to share with Rick Warren of Saddleback, Mark McFerran from Pureflix and leading individuals in the film industry about our feature documentary and the future film with the new books. This was an amazing convention filled with potential strategic partners across the board. Doors are beginning to open everywhere, and it is all because of God's grace.
We need partners who will come alongside the team of SECRET KNOTS as in this coming month, we will be making strides to establish the non profit ministry which will be necessary for the future. Would you be willing to give? Some are sending gifts as a "tithe" to this ministry, others are volunteering time and we continue to need your help.
Sexual abuse and recovery are huge needs in our nation today and SECRET KNOTS is not stopping, but heading straight into these challenging areas with boldness! Through your funds, we can continue to make a lasting difference in the lives of those who are hurting.
One of the largest areas we need prayer is in our business planning as a team of people are coming together to set the course for the ministry in the next five years. Product development, creating content and building a film franchise on SECRET KNOTS the book and the feature length documentary are the total focus.
Jeremiah 29:11 reminds all of us that God knows the plans He has for us and those plans are to prosper us and give us a hope and a future. We need this blessing on our ministry. Without God's anointing we are nothing, but with His healing hand on our hearts, we can move mountains for His glory.
Religious organizations can play a huge part of our future. Tom and Rene' know the importance of the local church and they have been working with faith based groups in the Seattle area in Washington. You will find Tom speaking and sharing his story with Rene' close at his side as they minister. Soon, they will have "ministry tools" which are being created.
Films from SECRET KNOTS will be shared, books will be available and even audio books downloaded with pod casts will be on the horizon in 2019. Please pray for how your church might get involved in this exciting ministry as a strategic partner and realize, you will be helping the "silent screams" in your own churches by becoming a part.
Thank you for praying for us and we are praying for you!
In Service to the Hurting,
Your SECRET KNOTS Team