A Tale of Two Esthers wins ‘Best International Film Award’. This Media Ministry (MM) production won the prestigious Best International Film Award at International Christian Visual Media Crown Awards 2015. This is the third time we have received this award. To date, the film has been used widely in outreach events, churches and ministry settings.
“It makes the Bible come alive,” shares Ethan, 14. He was referring to Manga Genesis, a manga (a popular form of comic developed in Japan which is gaining popularity internationally in places such as the United States and SIngapore) series based on biblical accounts. He enjoyed it so much that he finished the two books at a sitting. Illustrated by Kelly Shinozawa, a manga artist based in Japan, Manga Genesis is one of several works that have been produced to “communicate the Creator God’s truth and love with children all over the world”.
The English edition of the series was printed and launched by Cru Singapore’s Media Ministry in September 2015. Printing and distributing such creative resources has been the mainstay in MM as it forges ahead in reaching the changing generations with the unchanging gospel.
While growing as a Christian resource centre at its new Verdun Road premise, MM is also re-positioning itself as a ministry by offering equipping and resources to churches in a more direct and effective manner. In October, MM invited Dr Mike Vidaurri, an author and evangelist with Lifeway Global, to conduct two seminars in promotion of LifeWay children and small group resources. The Gospel Project Chronological Kids Workshop was attended by 120 children ministry leaders and the Group Matters Seminar was attended by 40 pastors and small group leaders.
In July 2015, 40 church leaders and missionaries from 36 organisations accepted MM’s offer of free Bible commentaries and ministry resources for their church planters and mission work.
Joining in the nation’s SG50 celebrations in true Jubilee spirit, MM held a closed door three-day event offering free resources for use in churches and the mission field. 130 church leaders, members and missionaries from over 60 churches visited the CT Hub warehouse to pick up the free resources, which included outdated campaign materials, out-of-print discipleship and small group resources. Over 7,000 copies of resources worth an estimate of $18,000 were donated through this “Blessing Unto The Nation” project.
167,793 evangelistic resources, tracts and bibles sold
520 participants in seminars and talks conducted
132 active partnerships with churches and para-organisations