30 July 2007

dOcUmEnTaRy oN tHe LaNd…


As I said on my last post, we had Tiago here to visit us for 5 days to make a documentary about the community here…
It was really nice to get to know him and it was pretty relaxing the way he filmed during the days…I usually don’t like those things, but he made us all feel comfortable since the beginning…
He wanted to get an idea of what this community was all about and how would be a normal day spent among us…
Of course that was hard… I mean, to have a “normal” day… coz we don’t really have a strict structure of the day and they can all be very different… I guess he got that…
He also helped us with the works on the land…specially digging the water pipe under the ground and cutting the hay we have everywhere ☺…
I believe he had fun with us as well, and we all liked him as well…very special and sensitive person…
Everyday we had really interesting conversations at the table… actually, lately we’ve been having really cool subjects to speak about… I like that…
We’re now all curious to see the result of these 5 days in his documentary… This is gonna be only for him and for the producer of this Portuguese film… The movie seems to be a big production and it’s about 2 surfers, brother and sister, and somehow one of them goes out of the “surfing culture” and competition, to join a community where he’s somehow transformed… That’s why they came here, coz they heard about us through the Uhlers , the Christian surfers from Lisbon… they were also making some research with them some months ago…
So I hope this documentary will somehow help the production to know more about communities, and why some people still choose this way of living…
I believe in this land many lives have been transformed already, in many different levels… Some find out new things about themselves, some meet God for the first time, some meet God in different levels, others receive the rest they’ve been longing for, etc…I believe we’ve all been transformed in some way…

“So, does this community serve God ?!!”, it was one of Tiago’s questions…
“-yes ☺”, I didn’t hesitated in my reply …
I guess he understood the main reason why we chose this life style…☺

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hi,
i really enjoyed being with you those days. Now i´m editing the imagens and sound, and hopefully next week i´ll have something to show you. Keep the good work, but stay out of the sun, i can imagine the afternons in the land.
tiago

asp said...

It´s possible to see the documentary about your community? I will like to Know more and better about the principles and styles of life concerning your activity. Why do you choice oaks mount? Do you Know the history about your mount?

Baba said...

Yes, Tiago will send us the documentary...
Mount of Oaks was already the name of the place where the land stands :-)
And I was led to read Isaiah 61 which speaks about Jesus ministry...that the Spirit of God would be upon Him to heal the sick, set the captives free, etc... and then it says, and "They will be called mighty oaks, a planting of the LORD 
for the display of His splendor"....
that touched me a lot, and I believe it has all to do with this place...:-)... we are the Oaks :-)

Isaiah 61
1 "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor 
 and the day of vengeance of our God, 
 to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion— 
 to bestow on them a crown of beauty 
 instead of ashes, 
 the oil of joy 
 instead of mourning, 
 and a garment of praise 
 instead of a spirit of despair. 
 They will be called mighty oaks, 
 a planting of the LORD 
 for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins 
 and restore the places long devastated; 
 they will renew the ruined cities 
 that have been devastated for generations."

asp said...

Then, as sooon as Tiago finished is work, you can send me one SMS to 962626150 or email to in101717@meo.pt, saying if the format is DVD, VHS, CDR, or another one and after I will contact you.

I have a mount, near yours, named Bilros, but I live in Lisbon. Only some weekends I was at Bilros Mount. It was surprising, to me, to see the reference Mount Oaks, because in the military chart the name of Bilros Mount is oaks mount.

Thanks