Footprints of God DVD’s

We are in Phoenix Arizona where it is very hot. We have embarked upon the post-production of our new Footprints of God  documentary “Elijah and Elisha: the Conscience of the Kingdom.”

IMG_3351The first is a picture of our Old Testament timeline being prepared in the studio  to set the stage for the prophets and their place in the salvation story.

IMG_3354The second is me recording the voiceovers for over 80 scenes.

Tomorrow we begin adding artwork and music and filming the extra scenes that we need to add here in Phoenix.

One includes a bull, another eating grasshoppers, another was a raven, riding a Segway thru history and a bull’s-eye T-shirt.

Stay tuned… and please pray for us.

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Here you’ll see a picture of Masada, and the sunrise over the Dead Sea along with a map to show you our route. In the picture with the fortress in the Red Sea we could see 34 countries Israel, Egypt, Jordan and  Saudi Arabia .

Also a picture of our crew in front of the “Welcome to Egypt” sign. driving through Egypt we were stopped by security every few miles. They are on the lookout for ISIS and other radical groups.

You’ll also see our crew with all of her camels laying on the ground resting just before we get to Sinai (ha ha). We arrived at Saint Catherine’s monastery and arrived at our hotel which is a one star hotel. There are only a few hotels way out here in the middle of nowhere and all of them are one star hotels.

It is pretty rustic out here in the wilderness. My wife sat on the toilet and mosquitoes flew out from underneath.  Last time we are here at Mount Sinai we woke up with mosquito bite welts all over her body. We brought some spray this time and hope it will help. She’s a saint!

Tomorrow we leave at 4 AM on camels for the long trek to the top of Sinai. Camels take us 2/3 of the way and then we have to scramble up rocks the rest of the way. But we want to present the full and honest story of Elijah and Elisha. It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it :-)  Read 1 Kings 19:8-15.

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The shooting started, help!

by JesseRay on June 28, 2017

We encountered the Israeli military with an arsenal of AR-15’s two days ago, but thankfully that’s not the kind of shooting I’m talking about. We’re shooting with HD cameras out in the hot, hot desert of the Middle East for the next release of a Footprints of God film, the 9th in the series.

On this adventure, Elijah & Elisha: Conscience of the Kingdom, we take you on location to make tangible the life and works of these great prophets. We started in Jordan, made our way through Israel and Palestine, through some military-protected zones. Our next stop is Egypt. You can track our progress and read more about our encounter with military personnel at FOGhelp.com

As you might imagine, this project is not cheap. Over a half million dollars will be spent before we complete this and the final film, Doctors of the Church. Your prayers and financial support are greatly needed if we are to complete these films. Please visit FOGHELP.com to see what we’re creating, and if you like it consider donating.

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Palestinian West Bank filming Elisha’s Tomb and Elijah’s Pronouncement at Ahab’s Palace

June 28, 2017

We had to drive into the Palestinian West Bank to go to Sebaste in Samaria. We arrived at the mosque which is built over the tombs of Elisha and John the Baptist. This is a pretty tense area right now and there were signs warning us to not go in but we had to get […]

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Shooting in Jordan Valley and Jericho – Exciting Day!

June 26, 2017

Busy day today in Jericho, the Jordan Valley and the birthplace of Elisha the prophet (Abel-Mahola). We were in a restricted military zone, with landmine signs and electric fences. Got all our filming just in time before the military pulled in and surrounded us with five vehicles and told us to leave with M-16s all […]

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Up to my Butt in the Muddy Jordan!

June 20, 2017

Today we finished up our filming in Jordan and tomorrow we drive across the border into Israel. Here is a 57 second clip of me in the muddy Jordan River.

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Last Day of Filming in Jordan

June 20, 2017

We finished up our filming in Jordan today. We finished our last six scenes at the Jordan River. I had to get in up to my thighs. It’s the muddiest river you ever saw :-) Yesterday the sun are so hot and bright we had to discontinue at 2:00 PM because the cameras just could […]

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Filming along the Jordan River

June 19, 2017

Today we started early while it was still cool. We left Arman and drove down to the Jordan River for three major sets of scenes. It was 100° and we had to stop working at noon because the sun yet so bright it was washing everything out in the scenes. Will go back first thing […]

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Sneak Preview: Working on Next Footprints of God DVD

June 9, 2017

We leave Thursday to begin filming the story of Elijah and Elisha! This is our 9th documentary in our Footprints of God series. We will be filming it all through Jordan, Israel, the Palestinian West Bank and Egypt, especially Mount Sinai and the Monastery of St Macarius in the deserts west of Cairo. We still […]

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Discovering Egypt’s St Macarius Monastery and Bones of John the Baptist and Elisha

February 27, 2017

Today we went into the deserts of Egypt to find the monastery of St. Macarius which was built in 365 A.D. It still has 160 monks. We celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the monks and we accomplished what we intended to do with the bones/tombs of John the Baptist and Elijah’s the Prophet. During our […]

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Discovering Egypt’s St. Macarius Monastery and Bones of Elisha and John the Baptist

February 27, 2017

Today we went into the deserts of Egypt to find the monastery of St. Macarius which was built in 365 A.D. It still has 160 monks. We celebrated the Divine Liturgy with the monks and we accomplished what we intended to do with the bones/tombs of John the Baptist and Elijah’s the Prophet. During our […]

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Live from the Deserts of Egypt 3 Radio Shows Today

February 27, 2017

Today I will be giving a live update from the deserts of Egypt as we discover the tomb of Saint John the Baptist and Elisha the Prophet. Sun Rise Morning Show 6:35 AM Eastern Relevant Radio 9:15 AM Teresa Tomeo 9:40 AM

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What Kind of Music Did Abraham Listen To?

February 27, 2017

Our next DVD in the Footprints of God series will be entitled “Abraham, Father of Faith & Works.” We will begin filming in Iraq — in Ur of Chaldees — which is the home of Abraham, just south of Baghdad (Gen 11:28-31). Thanks to the Biblical Archaeology Society to which I subscribe, we can now listen to music […]

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Risking Our Lives to Discover the Birthplace and Tomb of the Prophet Elisha

February 25, 2017

Today my wife and I traveled through the Palestinian West Bank discovering the birthplace and the tomb of the Prophet Elisha. (Picture: Electric fence border of Israel. Hilltop marks birthplace of Elisha the prophet) We are scouting and preparing for our next Footprints of God DVD on Elijah-Elisha. Hope you enjoy the video of our […]

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Putting our Lives at Risk :-) to Discover Birthplace & Tomb of Elisha

February 25, 2017

 Today my wife and I traveled through the Palestinian West Bank discovering the birthplace and the tomb of the Prophet Elisha. We are scouting and preparing for our next Footprints of God DVD on Elijah-Elisha. Hope you enjoy the video of our adventures today. Do you remember the story in 2 Kings 13:21 where a […]

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St. Polycarp’s name does not mean “many fish”

February 23, 2017

Today is the Feast Day of the Great Bishop and Saint Polycarp on February 23. When we converted to the Catholic Church my son Jesse chose St. Polycarp as his patron saint because of his great heroism. We filmed the whole life of St. Polycarp on location. I feel like I know him. The name Polycarp […]

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