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Narrator needs to be a very strong bass/baritone, mature (not old) male, some movie trailer voices could work well.
I would like to hear custom auditions. Complete narration script is 2-pages (1020 words).
This is a low-budget, ministry project being done for a mission team from my church. Need buy-out pricing.
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Senegal, West Africa is home to 13 million people, 20 major tribal people groups with 36 different languages . . . and one dominant religion . . . Islam.
Since 2004 short-term missionaries ALTON and BARBARA LANIER have made many trips to Senegal, each time bringing with them a team of other like-minded believers. Their goal . . . to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of the Sereer (pronounced Suh-REER) tribe, who have never heard.
The team settles into their quarters, a resort by West African standards with electric lighting and running water . . . sometimes. This will be their base camp for the duration of their mission trip.
Fewer than half of the Senegalese people live in the country’s eight major cities. The rest . . . live in the bush.
The Sereer (pronounced Suh-REER) tribe numbers more than one million strong. Its people live in hundreds of tiny villages scattered over a 15,000 square mile swath of sub-Saharan desert. Their villages lie along remote dusty roads in the rolling sandy plains of the West African bush country, and far away from the capitol city of Dakar.
Life here is hard and presents little opportunity. Unemployment is staggering at nearly fifty percent. Of those men who do have jobs, most live in the city. Their wives and children stay in the villages. These two divergent worlds seldom meet. Though the soil is poor, most of the people eek out a living by farming, raising simple crops, or by herding goats or cattle.
It is to these remote villages of the Sereer tribe that this mission team has been called.
In this world of extreme poverty, relationships are prized above things. As this mission team has worked to reach the people of the Sereer tribe with the gospel, they have first begun by building relationships with the people over many years.
While it is their mission to tell the people about the love of Jesus, it is equally important that they demonstrate that love by living it out. While they are here the team will come along side the people, share in their work, care for them, eat with them, and love them like family.
It is a West African custom, and an honor to their guests, for the people to give their name to a guest. SOULEYMANE (pronounced SOO-lee-mon) is the eldest son of the late chief in this Sereer tribal village. And he has given ALTON his name, SOULEYMANE. Though these men do not speak the same language they have developed a strong friendship. They each consider the other as family.
2 percent of the Senegalese people are Roman Catholic. 6 percent engage in the traditional Animistic practice of demon worship. And 92 percent are devout Muslims.
In Islam, an Imam is the leader of a mosque who provides spiritual guidance and calls his fellow Muslims to prayer.
Many people here feel that because they have heard things about Jesus, they know who he is. For this reason the name of Jesus often stirs controversy.
Many Muslims try to distance themselves from the extreme form of Islam that has dominated the world news for the past decade, but when pressed to explain a tangible difference the Imam concedes there is in fact little difference.
While they profess their faith in Islam and the prophet Muhammad, it is deeply ingrained in the Senegalese culture to be respectful of others' beliefs, and to avoid conflict or disagreement, particularly with their guests. To express disagreement with a guest would be considered poor manners.
After a decade of regular trips to these villages the mission team is beginning to see the people open their hearts to hear their message. More importantly, they are seeing God open the doors.
SALIOU is well educated and speaks seven languages. He lives in another village 20 miles away, but has an excellent job as the schoolteacher in this village. In keeping with the late chief's wishes, SALIOU opens his classrooms for the mission team to teach the children.
At just ten years old, SAM JOHNS is the youngest member of this mission team.
Though the mission team must use translators to effectively communicate, they try to find other believers whenever possible. But not all of the available translators are of like faith. ALTON and his team must rely heavily on those translators who believe as they do, to keep a close ear to avoid any discrepancies in translation.
For JEREMY, living out that love of Christ goes far beyond simply telling PAUL about Jesus. It means intentionally engaging with him on a personal level. After JEREMY shares the truth of the gospel with PAUL, he suggests a little wrestling match of their own. Even though JEREMY knows he is no match for PAUL, a professional wrestler, he is investing himself in building a relationship with him.
After more than a dozen mission trips ministering to the Sereer people in these several villages, the team must now go deeper into the bush as they search to find other villages to reach more of the Sereer tribe with the gospel.
That Senegalese custom of politely avoiding disagreement with their guests does not apply to their own. Faith in Christ here often comes at a price.
Discipleship is one of the greatest needs here. New believers often feel completely alone without any fellowship at all.
In human terms progress is slow. But these faithful believers are planting seeds of truth, and the Holy Spirit is working in the hearts of these people. The truth of God's Word is never sewn in vain because scripture teaches us that God's Word will not return void.
The door to these hearts, hungry for the truth, has been flung wide open for a season. But it is not clear how long this door will remain open.
Like children eagerly chasing after attention, the Sereer are desperately trying to please God with their works of religion. In tragic irony, these people who so value personal relationships, do not have a relationship with the one who matters most, Jesus.
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