Summer Worker Project

Welcome Summer 2022!

About a month ago, we asked for your prayer and partnership as we anticipated stepping out by faith to hire our three existing volunteers to help full-time over the course of about 10 weeks. It’s hard to believe that the month has flown by and we have started this past week! We will be posting weekly updates on Fridays to keep you up-to-date and on what we are doing. Thank you for your prayer and partnership as we serve the Lord.

If you missed the news about the summer project and what the team will be doing, catch up by reading this email to see how you can support our project through prayer or financial support.


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Summer Worker Project Weekly Update: Week 1

Shane: “We really got some things done this week. Like actually, surprisingly so we got a lot done for a first week.”

Jeff: “We began the process of creating new content with Duane Anderson. I believe all involved are excited about this blossoming prospect.”

Jocelyn: “This past week, one thing I worked on was getting our existing videos into MP3 format so individuals will be able to listen to the materials.”

Shane is coming up with questions for Duane Anderson for our video shoots
Jeff is working on an interview with Duane Anderson going over the document Choices
Jocelyn is working on getting existing videos into MP3 format

Summer Worker Project Weekly Update: Week 2

Shane: “I worked on color correcting footage, putting together the Summer Worker Video, and worked on some soon-to-be-released Psalms videos. ‘Twas good.'”

Jeff: “We were able to complete scripts for future video materials. Many more to go…!”

Jocelyn: “I worked on editing the diagram All Scripture is Profitable which will be released in the coming months”

Shane working on an update video
Jocelyn working on editing the diagram
All Scripture is Profitable
Jeffrey is editing scripts for videos that will be released in the future

Summer Worker Project Weekly Update: Week 3

Shane: “Day 15, 13:38 O’clock. Candy Cane rations are low but electricity supply stays abundant. Yet morale remains, and hopes are high that we will survive. It’s been going well.”

Jeff: “We have labored vigorously on a VBS presentation. I forgot to keep a journal of my escapades for this week. This has made writing this difficult as I usually use it for reference.”

Jocelyn: “This week I worked on editing the video going over the diagram on Biblical Church Development. I am barely surviving this group, they have really bad jokes.”

We as a team, went on an outing to get some footage for backgrounds for short videos

Summer Worker Project Weekly Update: Week 4

Shane: “Worked on editing some video, doing video shoots, cataloging footage, and working on a video training beginners on making an effective video”

Jeff: “My time was focused on the development of content from the recent video shoots. I am responsible for the general scripts”

Jocelyn: “I worked on editing various videos, some of which are done and some still need some editing”

Jocelyn behind the scenes during a video shoot with Duane Anderson
Shane asking questions about the diagram Duane Anderson is talking about
Jeffrey behind the scenes during a video shoot with Duane Anderson

Summer Worker Project Weekly Update: Week 5

It is hard to believe that we are halfway through the Summer Worker Project. This week as a team we were able to help out a local church’s Vacation Bible School program. We were able to tell the story about Paul and the shipwreck found in Acts 27. We appreciate your continued prayers and partnership as we serve the Lord together.

Jocelyn as the centurion, Shane as Paul, Jeffrey as the guard, David (Not Pictured) as the boat captain

Summer Worker Project Weekly Update: Week 6

Shane: “Que tal estan ustedes!! Esta Semana he estado trabajando a corregir color de los videos. Y tambien, yo hago ‘thumbnails’ por el videos en Youtube.” [What’s up y’all! This week I have been working on color correcting videos! Also, I have been working on updating videos thumbnails for the videos on youtube]
Jeff: “I have been working on organizational documents and content development for future dissemination.”
Jocelyn: “This week I have been working on various editing projects for future videos”

Summer Worker Project Weekly Update: Week 7

We have started releasing some of the projects that we have been working on. To see some of the newly released material check out sveq.org/video

Shane: “I did some things I normally do, then I left.”

Jeff: “I began creation of future video content of training diagrams that can be found at sveq.org/diagram and of new content which will be posted on the Serve and Equip YouTube channel found here: sveq.org/video and then linked on the website at sveq.org

Jocelyn: “This week I worked on editing more videos”

Summer Worker Project Weekly Update: Week 8

We have started releasing some of the projects that we have been working on. To see some of the newly released material check out sveq.org/video

Shane: “We did video shoot, I made video shorts, color graded footage, and worked on a video explaining how to make videos.”

Jeff: “The first half of the week I focused on editing scripts for existing video files. After this, I began the process of developing new video content.”

Jocelyn: “This week I worked on editing some more videos covering diagrams with Duane Anderson. Some are on their first draft and others are being released in the coming weeks.”

Picture taken after one of the video shoots with Duane Anderson

Summer Worker Project Weekly Update: Week 9

We have started releasing some of the projects that we have been working on. To see some of the newly released material check out sveq.org/video

Shane: “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Approximately 6,000 years later God created me. In sin did my mother conceive me. Since then I got here. As of this week, I’ve been working on the DaVinci Video, it’s probably gonna be finished this week!”

Jeff: “This week was entirely committed to the script writing process of future videos. These videos will define what S&E believes, and why. Please continue to pray for wisdom in this process.”

Jocelyn: “This week, like other weeks, I worked on editing videos covering diagrams with Duane Anderson. Some are on their first draft and others are being released in the coming weeks.”

Summer Worker Project Final Update: Week 10

As we close out our 10-week project, we want to thank you for your prayers and partnership. We could not have done it without you. Through the Lord’s strength and guidance, we were able to complete over 100 tasks. Many of those tasks have been on hold for several years. We have learned so much and will cherish this experience and the lessons learned for years to come.

Jocelyn: Wow! I can’t believe that this project is already complete. As I look back over the past 10 weeks, I am so thankful for this opportunity and the strength God gave us to keep working for His glory. This summer, much of what I worked on was editing various diagram videos, many of which are on Youtube at sveq.org/video. This experience has reminded me of the faithfulness of God and how we need to just be faithful and let Him work through our lives so He can be glorified. As I move on, I will be forever grateful for this opportunity to serve and cannot wait to see what the Lord has in store for the materials that were able to be completed. 

Jeff: This summer has been an incredible opportunity and blessing. I was able to edit video scripts, conduct interviews with Duane Anderson about the Bible training diagrams and other training resources, and complete the S&E Statement of Faith project (hopefully). This process has been impactful personally, as it has forced me to grow in my walk and dependence upon the Lord. The Statement project forced me to learn to communicate accurately what the Bible teaches, and the many video shoots taught me practical applications of these truths, even as I was helping to produce the content.

Shane: It’s finally here! Our last week! It’s been such a blessing to have the opportunity to use the skills God has given me to serve him. It’s been a dream of mine for a long time to get to do video work as a job, especially in a ministry context. I want to thank everyone who has been praying for the team, and who is giving of their time and resources for our benefit. I pray that God will use these resources for his glory and the benefit of those people he has chosen. It’s so comforting to know that God doesn’t need us, yet he chooses to use us, and He’s always doing so much more in the world than I can ever realize or be a part of.

David: As we finish out our last full week, I was asked what “I have learned or am taking away” from our time as an S&E Summer Team,

The first thing that I learned is that it’s an honor to work alongside brothers and sisters in Christ who desire to serve HIM.  It’s a lot different than working in an office alone – even with a large family around.

With as much of a challenge as it is to keep myself on track and on schedule with projects, I was concerned coming into the summer that I’d need to do more “guidance” helping the team through stages along the way.  While they did ask a ton of questions, they each knew their assignments, and capably progressed as self-starters once we got rolling each day.

To see brothers and sisters in Christ get excited about using their gifts and abilities for God’s glory is exciting and motivating for me.  To walk alongside them as they experience life –  talking out and occasionally praying together with them was an encouragement to me as well.

I was reminded of the importance of starting the day in God’s Word – we took turns as team members reading and sharing a devotional time together each morning.  It was encouraging to hear how God continued to work in each of their lives over the 10 weeks.

I’m excited for next year.  I pray that the Lord enables another team for next year.

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