I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! It’s been a while since I’ve taken to the blog here. I want to give you all a bit of an update on how things are progressing.
Since last posting we’ve solidified the schedule some more. There are lots of tiny details that go into a project like this, so it’s important that we meticulously go through each detail. Our initial plan was to film in England, France, Scotland, and Switzerland for 16 days. We’ve taken a step of faith and have increased the length of our trip almost a full week. In doing so we’ve also added Ireland to our itinerary. Some of Spurgeon’s direct descendants live in Dublin and our hope is to interview them and while there document some of Spurgeon’s travels to the island. We’ve also extended our trip to France so we can spend more time in Menton and surrounding areas where Spurgeon spent a great deal of time.
In addition, we’ve partnered with a film company based out of Toronto, Canada. We are very excited about this as they will ensure production of the best Spurgeon documentary possible. We will be filming almost the entire month of September and would appreciate your prayers as we continue with our planning.
So what does this step of faith mean?
We’ve increased our budget as we have started booking the necessary flights, accommodations, trains, etc. Please note, this is not a extravagant trip for us – we are keeping costs as low as possible. This means booking the least expensive hotels in the modest areas. It means buying milk and cereal so we can save on breakfast each morning. My heart’s desire is to see this documentary done well and done right. I believe the steps we’ve taken will help us make an extraordinary documentary that will bless many Christians and non-Christians around the world.