Trustimonials and Smart Phones

1 Peter 3:13-15

If with heart and soul you’re doing good, do you think you can be stopped? Even if you suffer for it, you’re still better off. Don’t give the opposition a second thought. Through thick and thin, keep your hearts at attention, in adoration before Christ, your Master. Be ready to speak up and tell anyone who asks why you’re living the way you are, and always with the utmost courtesy.

My colleague Jim Ozier reminded me the other day that 85% of the population in the US now carries on their person an amazing tool for sharing good new.  That smart phone on your belt, in your purse or back pocket is able to record quite excellent video that can be easily shared on Facebook, YouTube, Google+, Tumblr, on your church’s web site or even during worship or a Sunday School class.

Jim calls these videos “Trustimonials.”  When you hear a bit of good news, pull out your smart phone, open the camera app and ask the person if they would just repeat the story again. Good news is too precious and rare these days.  Don’t let the good news you hear get lost. Spreading good news can turn a life around.

If you want a little help to make a great smart phone video, the folks at Videomaker magazine have produced a lovely tutorial:

Shooting Video with a Smartphone

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