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Catalyst 2.0 Prayer Guide : When We Look Back We See God's Work by Ron Whited

When We Look Back We See God’s Work

by Ron Whited

Romans 10:14:  How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them?   

Becky and I were on vacation in Chicago, summer 2009, and wanted to tap into worship at 2BC on Sunday morning. We managed to locate our radio broadcast on the Internet and listened in. "Wouldn't it be nice if we could see and hear the service also?" "What about the camera mounted on the balcony for providing video to the Welcome Center?"   

In the ensuing months, I began to work with Allan on understanding the camera. 2BC had a laptop and we captured video of the worship using a simple interface. From there we moved forward.   

In 2010, we experimented with capturing Standard Definition to a laptop, develop a media website, and enlist 5–10 camera operators.   

In 2011, we provided DVDs of services to 2BC members and positioned 2BC for on-demand video.  

In 2012, we replaced the laptop with a hardware server, ran a connection to the Internet so that anyone could view delayed worship services, and positioned 2BC for live video streaming.   

 In 2013, we installed commercial media server software and began to live stream 2BC services.   

In 2014, we expanded live streaming through Amazon web services to allow more viewers and installed four new cameras and video equipment to provide multi-camera feeds to the Welcome Center and the internet in high definition.   

Thanks to Catalyst and the hard work of many volunteers we continue to reach others with the Good News, and look forward to enhancing the media ministry among us.   

In our lives, little steps move us to greater places in our walk with the Lord.  Along the way, let us be faithful; bathe our lives in gratitude; and find ways to love others along the journey.  Then as we look back, we will see God at work, and rejoice!   

Ask God to share with you new opportunities to share the Gospel with others. 
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