It is with great joy I tell you that Dianne Becker, nationally and internationally acclaimed videographer and documentarian, has had her 2005 TV series, Journey To The Amazon, released to the web.
Fifty years ago, five men were killed by a remote tribe in Ecuador, now 33 of their family members travel back to the area to visit the tribe who murdered their patriarchs. This story gripped America in 1956 with a centerfold photo in LIFE magazine of the shattered families who coped with their loss by carrying on their evangelical outreach to the barbarian tribe.
For the decades that follow, Elizabeth Elliot and Rachel Saint became synonymous with the verse “Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you.” They went back into the jungle with their fatherless families and shared the love of Jesus with this killing tribe, the same ones who stole their loved ones lives. The power of their love and the message of the saving grace of Jesus transformed the tribe as those five martyred men became a bridge of grace.
In 2005, the engaging and challenging saga was depicted in the theaters entitled End of the Spear. Shortly after the release of the film, Dianne Becker (native of Williamsville and, I’m proud to say, my sister) produced a reality series where the families of these patriarchs go back to Ecuador and interact with the tribe and the jungle where their forefathers were killed and their foremothers did not accept that as the end of the story.
The series, which originally aired on Angel network, is now being released on the web with a new episode going online each week. I think you will find the 25 minute episodes engaging, fun and inspiring.
Here are the videos, check back each week for the next episode.
Ep. 1 – “A Different World”
Ep. 2 – “Edge of the Jungle”
Ep. 3 – “A Look Back”
Ep. 4 – “Beyond Roads”
Ep. 5 – “A Culture of Death”
Ep. 6 – “River Ride”
Ep. 7 – “To Garden is to Eat”
Ep. 8 – “Waodani Survival Skills”
Ep. 9 – “A Waodani Trail”
Ep. 10- “Canoe Haul”
Ep. 11 – “Let’s Go Spearfishing”
Ep. 12 – “Goodbye, Journey of the Heart”
Ep. 13 – “Epilogue. Reflect.”
After graduating from Mizzou with Computer and Electrical Engineering degrees in 1985, Brian Becker spent a decade singing Christian Rock and being a labeled artist with Benson Music Group of Nashville. In 1995, he and several investors started the area's first Internet Service called PBMO.net and by 2000 the company was serviing Internet access in over 50 communities throughout Southeast Missouri as SEMO.net. In July 2014, Becker again made a major pivot and became Publisher of the SEMO TIMES: a weekly print and daily online news and entertainment source for the region.
Oct 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31 Nov 1 Friday Hours will be 6pm to 11:30pm Sat hours will be 4pm - 6pm Kid Friendly (no [...]
Oct 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31
Friday Hours will be 6pm to 11:30pm
Sat hours will be 4pm – 6pm Kid Friendly (no monsters)
Sat Hours will be 6pm – 11:30pm
Sun hours will be 6pm – 10pm
Tickets will be:
$10 per person for adults (non-discounted)
$8 per person for adults (discounted)
$5 per child 10 and under (non-discounted)
Presented by Kiwanis Club – Poplar Bluff MO and Kiwanis network of school aged children enrolled in Key Club, Builders Club, K Club and other eager volunteers – ALL hoping to survive the nightmares of Kinyon School. Poplar Bluff is coming at you in full force with the science, the urban legends, the slight of hand and of course monsters of all shapes and sizes.
Come join us for a month of weekends filled with ever-changing Spookiliciousness. And we do mean ever changing. Come one week and have fun. Come the next week, get your mind blown by how different it is now. Come another time and you’ll start to doubt your own ability to remember what is real and what isn’t. This school doesn’t teach anything anymore. ITS LEARNING FROM YOUR FEAR AND ITS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER AT SHOWING YOU WHAT SCARES YOU MOST!
If you’re in school and want to participate – you must be a registered member of one of the Kiwanis groups this fall through the The Boys & Girls Club of Poplar Bluff called The Builders Club and K-Kids. High School students must be a member of Key Club. There will be lots of opportunities to be mentored as we build and design and promote this huge event opening the first weekend in October.
Watch for casting calls this summer for key players in the Haunted scenes. Lots of great ideas and warped “out of the box” thinking going on these days. We are all starting to feel a little mutant.
We’ll stay in touch. Even when you don’t know we’re there, heh heh – we’ll be there – silent but deadly!
October 4 (Saturday) 7:00 pm - November 1 (Saturday) 10:00 pm
Kinyon Kinyon School
910 Vine St, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901
Kiwanis Club - Poplar Bluff MO
The Grotto Presents:
The Haunted Grotto
October 24th thru 31st nightly open at 7pm.
Rain or Shine
3102 Kennedy Lane
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
24 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 31 (Friday) 10:00 pm
3102 Kennedy Lane Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
As always admission is free to the public. Some of the things we have in the works are; A Costume Contest for children 12 years old and under, [...]
As always admission is free to the public. Some of the things we have in the works are; A Costume Contest for children 12 years old and under, A Grilled Cheese Cook Off! Live Entertainment, Games, and a Craft Area for the kids, Pony Rides, Bounce House, Yummy Foods, Vendor Booths (with all kinds of awesome things), Fire Safety House, and so much more! We will be adding as we go! Make plans to come out and have a ton of fun
(Saturday) 9:00 am
Historic Train Station
400 S Main St, Poplar Bluff, Missouri 63901
Come join us for a ghostly fun time! Candy drop, haunted hayride, trunk or treat, haunted museum, haunted homestead, food, games, contests, vendors and more. Come help make this the [...]
(Friday) 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Doniphan Neighborhood Assistance Program