Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Robber of the mean streets

George Muller was an early influence on my life and business. I'd love to see this when it's made.

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Saturday, March 11, 2006

A new drama documentary is being made about the inspiring life of George Müller

By Dan and Peter Wooding
Special to ASSIST News Service

George Müller

DALLAS, TEXAS (ANS) -- A new drama documentary is being shot in Bristol, England, about the extraordinary life of George Müller (1805-1898), the Prussian-born English evangelist and philanthropist who, as a man of faith and prayer, established orphanages in Bristol and founded the Scriptural Knowledge Institution for Home and Abroad.

Malcolm Turner

This news was revealed in an interview at the recent NRB 2006 convention in Dallas, Texas with Malcolm Turner, the executive director of the UK-based Christian Television Association, who said it will be called “Robber of the Cruel Streets.”

“It’s a program we have wanted to make for many years because we’re actually based in Bristol,” he said. “It is a story that we feel needs to be told again to a modern generation, because it talks of a man who was completely sold out to God and trusted Him for everything. George Müller was a man who really took the Word of God, the Bible, for face value, and trusted God to supply all of his needs and provide for the thousands of orphans he cared for over the years. It’s a remarkable story, and we feel very privileged to be able to tell it.”

Turner said that his organization is involved with three co-producers – United Christian Broadcasters in the UK, Evangeliums-Rundfunk (ERF) in Germany and Christian History Institute in conjunction with Gateway Films/Vision Video in USA.

“All three are well known to us and are good friends with the same desire to bring Glory to God through the production of this program,” said Turner.

“In addition, we have the commitment of CWR (Crusade for World Revival) to publish a book to accompany the production, which will be written by Clive Langmead who has worked extensively with us in the past.

“It is going to be a drama documentary, or I should say a documentary which is illustrated by drama, and for us it is a major project. It will last for about 60 minutes with an additional 30-minute documentary on people’s lives that have been influenced by Müller over the years. It’s amazing how many church leaders we’ve come across who’ve been influenced by this man in their ministries and, as we’ve been able to unpack the character and find out more about him, it’s just a remarkable story of God’s provision, about how God has used this man, who took God at His Word, and saw Him answer prayer in a miraculous way.

“We’re filming at the moment; the documentary elements are being filmed now and in March and April we’ll be filming the drama elements, and we hope to have the whole production complete by the end of June, with a possible launch in September.”

To get more information on the program and also details of the Christian Television Association, go to www.cta.uk.com.

Peter Wooding is senior news editor for the UK-based Christian radio network UCB Europe. The son of ASSIST founders, Dan and Norma Wooding, he has traveled extensively reporting from places such as Croatia, Dubai, St Petersburg, Russia, South Korea, Zambia and Israel. He is also the director of ASSIST Europe, and last fall led his first mission trip with the ministry to Beslan in Russia. Previously Peter served as a missionary for five years with Youth With A Mission, where he met his wife who's from North Wales where they now live with their three daughters.

Dan Wooding is an award winning British journalist now living in Southern California with his wife Norma. He is the founder and international director of ASSIST (Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times) and the ASSIST News Service (ANS). He was, for ten years, a commentator, on the UPI Radio Network in Washington, DC. Wooding is the author of some 42 books, the latest of which is his autobiog raphy, "From Tabloid to Truth", which is published by The atron Books. To order a copy, go to www.fromtabloidtotruth.com. danjuma1@aol.com. (Pictured: Dan and Peter Wooding)

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At July 02, 2006 5:41 AM, Blogger Barefoot Guy said...

I love George Muller!
His stuff has impacted me in such a deep way, I don’t think I even understand it. I have read most of his books and have been so encouraged by his personal walk with Jesus. He was something special.

I am a musician and GM has inspired many of my songs. I would be honored if you would check out my music on my site. All my music is free for download. Anyway, I just thought that I’d share.

“All my music is free for download.”


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