Christian Review Magazine Issue 3 - March 2015 - Page 36

MAKING MOVIES WITH A MISSION A FEATURE ARTICLE BY MISSIONARY FILMMAKER, KENDRA WHITE Photo: Faith Dawson B efore I was a filmmaker, I was a missionary. I served in a far off land- heroically sharing the love of Jesus with dangerous tribesman who threatened to boil me alive unless I renounced my faith. Ok, ok… I was seven years old at the time and the tribesman lived only in my overly active imagination. But it all felt very real when I 36 > CHRISTIAN REVIEW MAGAZINE played “missionary” in my backyard in Wilmore, KY back in 1994. All I knew was that missionaries told people about Jesus, and ever since I had come to know Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior, that was all I wanted to do. Throughout high school, I eagerly sought the Lord’s will for my life and prayed earnestly for direction for the next step. I figured that to be a missionary, I needed two things - a calling to a specific country and a specific task. The problem was I had neither. I didn’t know where to go or what to do when I got there. What I did have was a growing interest in writing and storytelling. I’d written a few short stories for a competition and