When Crystal Clapp gave her life to Jesus Christ, everything changed. Her thoughts became His thoughts. Her will became His will. The old was gone and, soon enough, so was she.
YOU’VE SEEN THE FILM,
HERE ARE SOME NEXT STEPS
Read Luke 9:23-27 and consider what it means to take up your cross daily and follow Jesus. What does it mean when Jesus says, “whoever loses his life for my sake will save it”. Are you seeking to save your life or lose it for Christ’s sake? Prayerfully consider this bold teaching by Jesus in respect to the life that you are living today.
Jesus makes an impactful claim that whoever loses his life for His sake will save it. Take this teaching to God in prayer and ask the Lord to reveal any areas in your life that you are seeking to save rather than lose for His sake. If there are, humbly repent and ask the Spirit to embolden you to pick up your cross daily to follow Him.
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This two minute short chronicles a young woman’s final preparations and thoughts before she leaves everything she knows to live in the Philippines to serve Jesus Christ.
Sermon Illustrations: The Great Commission, Serving the Orphan, Love, Following Christ, Picking Up Your Cross, Faith, Truth, Service, Love, Joy, and True Peace.
Running Time: 2:00
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Youth With a Mission
Youth With A Mission is a global movement of Christians from many cultures, age groups, and Christian traditions, dedicated to serving Jesus throughout the world. They unite in a common purpose to know God and to make Him known. Back when YWAM began in 1960, their main focus was to get youth involved in missions. Today, they still focus on youth, and also involve people aged 8 to 80. YWAM currently works in more than 1,100 locations in over 180 countries, with a staff of over 18,000.
Crystal Clapp grew up in rural Illinois, but when the love of God captured her heart, she set her eyes across the world. In September 2012, Crystal moved to the Philippines where she and fellow missionary, Jay-ar Ipas from Davao, Philippines, started Abba’s House. Abba’s House reaches out to street children through street evangelism, feeding programs, school sponsorships, and case by case guardianship of children. Abba’s House has rescued 4 children from the streets from its recent beginnings in November 2012 and, by God’s immense grace, continues today.
THOUGHTS FROM THE FIELD
GOING. GOING. GONE.
We met Crystal only two weeks before she left for full-time ministry in the Philippines. In the short amount of time that we were able to spend with her, we were absolutely affected by the amount of joy and peace she possessed as she drew nearer to such a drastic life change. This only makes sense when you consider that joy and peace are both fruits of the Spirit. All glory goes to our Savior for doing such a wonderful work in this young woman!
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Lens
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
Zoom H4n Handy Mobile 4-Track Recorder
Sennheiser G3 Combo (A) EK100/SKP100/SK100/ME2
Editing: Adobe Premiere CC
FX: Adobe After Effects CC
Color Grading: Magic Bullet Looks
Score: “Horse Steppin” by Sun Araw
GOD IS MOVING ALL OVER THE GLOBE, HERE IS WHY WE CHOSE THIS STORY:
Gone is the story of God’s transformative work in the heart of one young woman. It’s not about her, it’s about a living Savior emboldening someone to live by the Spirit with joy, love and compassion. It’s all about praising God.
Mission is at the heart of the story. If you are a follower of Christ, you have been rescued and given a role in God’s plan to rescue others from darkness. This is mission. Our hope is that this story will inspire others to pick up their crosses and follow Jesus in the same way.
PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL
The Gospel is proclaimed in the work that God has done and is continuing to do in Crystal’s life. The truth is, she is not the hero of the story. The hero is Jesus through His life, death, and resurrection. That’s the Gospel Story.