All God’s People with Connie Jeffery
December 8, 2017 Episode #029
This week we discovered what it would be like to travel the road to Bethlehem during the Christmas season through this footage from San Gabriel Academy. The school hosted their 11th “Journey to Bethlehem,” this time for nearly 5,000 people. Students and faculty helped set up scenes from the Christmas story, and trained guides led guests on a pathway marked by more than 50,000 lights. At each stop along their journey, guests watched Bible scenes from the story of Jesus’s birth. Congratulations to the San Gabriel Academy community for helping bring the Christmas story to life!
To learn more about Journey to Bethlehem, click below:
Speaking of the Christmas story, last week La Sierra University debuted their music video “O Come, O Come Immanuel”. We’re sharing the great musical talent of the La Sierra University students again with you this week, as well as some additional information about the video production.
Watch the video on their YouTube channel:
Details on the La Sierra University music video:
The Department of Music and the Office of University Advancement served as executive producers for the project. The eight-member video production crew were led by Jonathan Davidson, Advancement Development Officer and University alum, and Development Officer Kristine Barker, a student in La Sierra’s MBA program.
Additional help came from Lovelyn Razzouk, assistant producer, Gary Kuo, music arranger, Joel Noe Mendoza, audio engineer, Bryan Fowler, cinematographer, Mark Soderblom, 1st assistant camera, Jon Hwang, 2nd assistant camera/gaffer, Klarissa Bietz, wardrobe and make-up, and W. S. Adams, leave no trace consultant.
Data and details about the La Sierra University music video:
–The music video has been viewed on Facebook and YouTube more than a quarter of a million times and counting.
–The music was arranged specifically for this project by Gary Kuo, a six-time Emmy-winning composer and adjunct faculty member at La Sierra University.
–The scenes with the musicians were filmed at the Minaret Vista near Mammoth Mountain, California. The scenes of the “manger” and the Bedouin tent were filmed on the La Sierra University campus and the desert scenes at the Painted Canyon near Mecca, California.
–La Sierra University’s Center for Near Eastern Archaeology provided a 2,000-year-old Roman jug, saddlebags, and an authentic goat-hair Bedouin tent to add authenticity to the scenes with Mary and Joseph.
Here’s a link to the news story posted on the University website last Friday evening:
La Sierra University isn’t the only one sharing their musical talent with us this week. Rio Lindo Academy and Redwood Adventist Academy joined choirs together to sing “Hark The Herald, Angels Sing!” A shout out to the instructors Amanda Renslow from Redwood Adventist Academy and Rochelle White and Rika Meyer from Rio Lindo Adventist Academy for their efforts to share the spirit of Christmas with us through this beautiful music.