If a picture is worth 1000 words, how much is a video worth? Missionaries have always recognized the importance of pictures in representing their work to their constituents. Decades ago we huddled in a dark room as the missionary projected his slides on the wall and told stories about distant lands; places we knew we would never have the chance to visit. The missionary had been overseas for at least four years without the possibility of sending any pictures back for us to see. It was a highlight of the year when the missionary visited our church with his slides! We were moved by the spiritual and physical hunger the pictures of the people portrayed, and we were fascinated by the large snakes and other exotic creatures.
Times have changed! Now, missionaries can post pictures on Facebook or other social media sites and friends back home can see them instantly. We have become a society that craves information about what is happening in other peoples’ lives. Therefore, it is important for missionaries to be able to satisfy that desire and at the same time provide high quality pictures and videos that give an even clearer picture of their ministry.
So, what is a video worth? Well, it is certainly difficult to put a value on it.
~ Submitted by: Ed and Heather Durham