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INTERCOMM
Presents:

 

Zulu & Xosa Language

Recording Project in Johannesburg,

South Africa

 

TARGET RECORDING DATES: Spring 2014

INTERCOMM,

PO Box 618, Winona Lake, IN 46590 USA,

Phone (574) 267-5774, Fax (574) 267-5876

email - lanejill@intercommedia.org

website - www.intercommedia.org

 

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Diamonds and later gold, were one of the catalysts that triggered the 19th-century conflict known as the Anglo-Boer War, as the Boers (original Dutch, Flemish, German, and French settlers) and the British fought for the control of the South Africa mineral wealth. Cape Town became a British colony in 1806. European settlement expanded during the 1820s as the Boers and the British 1820 settlers claimed land in the north and east of the country. Conflicts arose among the Xosa, Zulu, and Afrikaner groups who competed for territory.

 

The Union of South Africa was formed in 1910. A white minority parliamentary republic was created in 1962. The infamous apartheid marginalized non-whites, 80% of the population. Worldwide isolation resulted, and due to a worsening economy and deteriorating security, it was repealed in 1991. In 1994 elections took place, and Nelson Mandela was elected president. He worked hard to set-up a free, non-racial government and constitution. He initiated a long healing process, which will take generations. His successors in government have not been as successful. Disillusionment has set in due to slow rate of change, limited economic growth, and increasing crime and corruption.


 

Future Voices for this Project

 

The People & Religion


South Africa is a nation of diversity, with nearly 52-million people and a wide variety of cultures, languages, and religious beliefs. English and Afrikaans are the languages of business, but most black South African's speak at least 2 other languages and use these languages at home and among themselves. 24% speak Zulu, and 18% speak Xosa, the proposed languages for this Project. Because South Africa is the largest economy in Africa, many immigrants, legal and illegal, are coming into the country, providing additional pressure to the economy.

 

There are many Christian churches in South Africa. Most of them are independent, charismatic in nature. The challenge is how can a nation that claims to be 75% Christian be crippled by poverty, violence, crime, AIDS, and racial strife? Manyof the churches are led by those with little education, even though there are numerous Bible schools and seminaries in-country. Funding and continuing suspicion of westerners, trying to help, hampers further educational opportunities.

 

InterComm Strategy

 

As Ken Anderson Films, we distributed our Christian films throughout the country, with several distribution centers. How much of the material reached black South Africa, we do not know. But in February of this year, we visited Johannesburg and met with Dr. IN Ezeka, a black South Africa, with whom we have had much correspondence since we met him through email in 2002.

 

Dr. Ezeka has had a call for Media Evangelism, AVangelism, as we call it, for many years. He and his wife, Dorcas, feel that Evangelism is their gift, and they pursue it with zeal. Receiving Media Tools in English back in 2002 opened their eyes to a new way to pursue their passion. Dr. Ezeka told us that many times people would come for the singing and dancing prior to the preaching, but when he began to preach, many would leave. But, show them a film, and they stay to see it through. These were films in English. Dr. Exeka believes that films in Zulu and Xosa will draw more crowds, as the Gospel is presented in their mother tongues.

 

In February the leaders of these 2 groups met with Lane and Jill Anderson, previewed films, and practiced a mock recording session. The InterComm Strategy is to lip sync dub 3 films in Zulu and Xosa. The Teams have picked the same films for each group. The ever-popular and cross cultural film, PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, the African title, THE CHARM, and the animated children's fil, DOMBI.

 

HOW CAN YOU PARTICIPATE? We need prayer support for the timing and execution of this Project. Many questions remain as to logistics in the country, translation, etc.

FUNDING WILL ALSO BE NEEDED. South Africa is an expensive place to operate. InterComm will need a full budget to meet the demands of a 2-language project, travel to the different locations, housing, for the team, recording locations, etc. Please also pray about supporting the Project financially. Help InterComm partner with black South Africa to complete a Project that will help win their countrymen for Jesus Christ.

 


Dorcas, Ezeka, Jill, and Lane in South Afrrica

 

 

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