MISSION PICTURES INTERNATIONAL
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'” (NLT)
In 2008, Cindy Bond and Chevonne O’Shaughnessy received a calling from God to found Mission Pictures International, “a foreign sales, finance, and distribution company that specializes in high quality family and faith-based entertainment for mainstream audiences worldwide” (Mission Pictures Website).
Bond and O’Shaughnessy’s story inspires me. They had a dream for over 25 years to incorporate God into the movie industry, and they made it happen successfully. With all the inappropriate content in Hollywood movies nowadays, the two women seek to focus on films containing Christian morals such as forgiveness, faith, and mercy.
In three years, MPI has already created 30 films with two more on the horizon, “When Calls the Heart” and “When Comes the Spring”. I have already reviewed three of the films produced by MPI, and I found them bursting at the seams with valuable life lessons.
What can you do to help the future success of this family oriented organization? Bond says they appreciate prayer the most. So, please keep O’Shaughnessy and Bond in your prayers as they plan to take MPI available to the viewing pleasure of billions of people.
May this story inspire all of you to pursue your calling. As followers of Christ, we have a responsibility to bring people to faith using the gifts He gave us. It is easy to lose sight of our divine purpose, especially with this economy where most people must take whatever job we can get in order to survive. I often pray whether or not to quit my job, so I can spend more time with Christ in Culture. Writing is my calling. Film making is the calling of Cindy Bond and Chevonne O’Shaughnessy. What’s yours?
Proverbs 19:21 says, “You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail.”(NLT)