So a couple of weeks ago, we had an “interesting China experience.” Life here is full of those…
My co-worker Elva (that’s her up above) got a phone call a few weeks ago. It was from a Beijing-area TV producer who was starting a new TV show. It was going to be a documentary-style program focusing on everyday people who live “differently.”
After a visit to our foster home, she was convinced that those of us who lived in our village and worked for our organization live “differently.” By that, she basically meant that we have goals and priorities other than making a ton of money and buying a ton of fancy things. Oh, and she thinks its weird that we’d live in our dusty little village instead of the beautiful metropolitan city up the road an hour or so. (Sometimes I think that’s weird, too, honestly.)
None of us really wanted to participate. I mean, we’re not actors, and it is awkward to have a camera in your face all day. But we all quickly recognized something. What an amazing opportunity to share about how life can be so much richer than a paycheck… so much more beautiful than a fancy car…. worth so much more than all that our cultures tell us is valuable.
And it was awkward and uncomfortable at times. But we really felt like we had an opportunity to share our hearts in an unprecedented way. We have no idea what the final cut will be like, or when it will air, but we hope that the glory goes Up. 🙂