This pilot episode is set in Mongolia and highlights the growth and change of the country once it regained its independence in the 1990’s. Jake shares stories and food with Mongolian Christians and visits an American family who moved there in 2000 to make art and live with the people.
Our second episode filmed in June 2022 highlights the impact of the war in Ukraine on the Polish churches. It explores the question, what do you do when the mission field shows up on your doorstep?
This episode is in progress.
The GO: series is only partially funded at this time. We rely on donations from partners like you! Your contribution allows us to finish the episodes faster, translate the films into non-english languages and distribute them internationally.
The general show structure uses our host, Jake Starkey’s conversations and exploration of the culture to tie the show segments together. The ebb-and-flow transitions from hosted on camera segments to natural interviews and structured pieces. This allows for the story to emerge naturally and lets the people tell about their life and ministry in an authentic way.
Stories shared in the show will help viewers appreciate the culture and its history. We will show their relevance to the over arching story, the vision of a person or organization, the impact within a community and the working of God.
We strive for authenticity in the story development and execution, allowing people to tell their own stories, in order to make it an immersive experience for the audience.
The hope for this episodic series is that it will spark a missional mindset and renew a missions passion. We desire people, communities and churches to come together and see how much of a benefit and help the Gospel can be to culture, while giving them a love for image-bearers in other cultures.
The show host utilizes the exploration of culture, cuisine and connection with some light-hearted Texan comedy. The series feels similar to Anthony Bourdain’s Parts Unknown.
The goal for the viewer is to have an understanding of what God is doing in a particular people group on this planet, how God can use people in their own culture and how the viewer can be used in their own community to impact those around them.
The GO: Team