Interns play a vital role in creating Prayercast videos
If you’ve prayed with a Prayercast video for a nation of the world, chances are you’ve been personally impacted by the work of a young adult writer, video editor, audio engineer or track composer.
This summer, OneWay’s interns are working to update 30 of the 85 nation videos that need to be revised to reflect changes in world events, elections, conflicts, natural disasters and other changes in each country. While some of the Prayercast videos might only require updates, interns will create others from scratch.
It’s a huge undertaking and one of many in-depth projects OneWay’s 15 interns are working on this summer.
“We bring interns in and we show them how they can use the passion and the skill that they have to impact people all over the world,” says Chris Ruge, director of Prayercast and Mission Network News.
The Prayercast library includes a prayer video for every nation in the world. But as world events constantly change, keeping them up to date is a huge task. Each of the studio interns has been assigned four to six countries to update, and in doing so, play a significant role in the massive effort to keep the videos current.
Updating a Prayercast video consists of various parts. The team will search for video content, compose a musical background and complete several rounds of editing.
“It's a great opportunity to be able to use the technical skills I have to further the Kingdom,” says Wilson McMillan, a video production intern.
The goal for these interns is not only to create content but also to gain real-world production experience. They are learning all aspects of video creation, including studio set-up, video editing, voice recording and more.
Most importantly, though, they will be gaining ministry experience.
“There is a real ministry aspect to the media ministry,” says Thomas Egler, Studios Producer. “Our videos shed light on what’s happening in different regions of the world and mobilizes people to pray, give and go.”
These interns are taking the work seriously.
“It’s humbling and eye-opening to make videos for countries we’ve visited before but never considered the souls of the people which inhabit it,” says Serena Nottingham, a one-year resident.
Help activate even more young adults into Kingdom-building work! We are expanding our internship program this summer and beyond. Learn how you can help:
Meet the interns! Join us July 9 for an evening of worship and special music. You will get to connect with our interns and staff and learn about exciting ministry news. Please RSVP by July 6.