That CBS Spot

Here is the latest info. I have – it was posted on the Crusade staff-web on the 16th.

The spot has been delayed again.

This time it’s due to the domino effect from Ed Bradley’s death last week. The producer told staff member Tony Arnold that his senior producer in New York likes the package and Katie Couric still wants it.

So please keep praying.

I assume there is still a chance it might not air at all and that is what we are to keep praying about, that it would be broadcast.

A Loss Considered

We’ve lost a couple dear supporters since we’ve reported here in Orlando, due the their passing away. It is sad and at the same time, we are happy to know that they are now in the very presence of God. It is not as emotionally difficult for us as it is for their families (friends and supporters as well) but we sympathize because we have been there ourselves.

Tonight it was just me and the kids for dinner, Ingrid was at jazzer-cise. (or however you spell that) We got to discussing about what it means to die. It was interesting to hear their ideas and questions. Talking with children about theological matters is very eye opening. It also really makes you think things through as you try to explain it to them.

I told the kids, “It’s like when my Grandma died. I was very sad that she was gone, but I was also happy to know that she was in heaven and one day I would see her again.”
Rachel asked me, “Has she called?”
So we talked some more about how heaven isn’t a part of this world and so she can’t call. We talked about how it will be a wonderful place. The girls asked questions that came to the minds of the adults in the early church, because they are addressed in the epistles. They wanted to know if you will see Jesus when he comes back if you die first. (See I Thessalonians 4 if you would like to know more.)

Death can be difficult to face, even for those of us who have Christ. But we need to not avoid it and take advantage of the opportunity that it presents to think about how brief this life is, and what really matters. I find that it helps me to refocus on eternity and escape the trap of thinking that the here and now is all there is.

I pray that you are aware of what awaits you beyond this life. I also pray that you and I are investing all we can in the life that is to come. The neat thing is that when we have a relationship with Christ, we get the best this life has to offer, along with all that is to come. What a great deal.

The News Story

Well, I haven’t seen it or heard anything more about it. So I guess it is just a matter of waiting on it to be aired. I’ll keep looking out for it and let you know if it is. I can’t imagine it wont be available on-line after that. We’ll have to wait and see. I’m really anxious to see how it comes out.

CBS Evening News

I just got an email and I’ll post here what it said:

The CBS film crew just finished shooting at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The focus of the story is the increased spiritual interest of college students and their involvement with Christian groups.

CBS shot the entire UW weekly meeting with fantastic footage of a classic Crusade gathering with students streaming in and hanging from the rafters. They also filmed an entire freshmen girls dorm Bible study. Two students were interviewed sharing how they left the party scene when their lives were changed by Jesus. Now they are leading Bible studies.

The feature is tentatively scheduled to run on Wednesday, November 1, on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. That is subject to change.

That would be tonight if they run it. So I’ll be watching for it and if you get a chance you may want to as well. I’ll post later, whether they show it or not.