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Steve Wohlberg's (Final) National Geographic International Report
I've had a lot of inquiries about my participation in the National Geographic International documentary. Hopefully, this report will answer your questions.
First, it's really National Geographic International, not National Geographic domestic, that is behind this documentary.
Second, it's really Story House Productions (www.storyhousepro.com), a separate production company, that has been commissioned (contracted) by NGI to produce it. Story House Productions is based in Washington DC, and they work with many other companies. The Executive Producer for this project, Phil Frank, has produced other documentaries for The History Channel, Discovery Channel, and many others. Phil is the main person I have communicated with during the last few months. His associate producer found me after searching the internet for "apocalyptic experts," and -- after a lengthy initial phone conversation -- Phil approved my participation. After meeting Phil Frank in person, and spending nearly half a day with him and his team, I would describe him as 'a really nice guy.' His team members also speak very well of him as a man of strict honesty and absolute fairness.
Third, the current "working title" for the documentary that Phil Frank/Story House is producing is "Animal Armageddon," and its focus is the increase of "Mass Animal Die Offs" (if you Google this, you will learn more) throughout North America and around the world, especially since January 2011 when 5,000 blackbirds unexpectedly fell from the sky over Beebe, Arkansas, 100,000 dead fish showed up in the Arkansas River, and 2 million dead fish washed ashore in the Chesapeake Bay. Phil has interviewed other experts seeking to explain this bizarre trend (the above incidents are just 'the tip of the iceberg'), and my part is to offer a biblical perspective and to tie these freakish occurrences with general "signs of the times" (Luke 21:10,11,25,26) preceding the return of Jesus Christ (verse 27). During my interviews, I especially focused on Job 12:7-10; Hosea 4:1-3; Luke 21:11; and Revelation 11:18.
On Saturday morning, May 19, Phil Frank and his crew filmed my 11:00 am sermon called, "Mass Animal Deaths: Another Sign of the End?" inside The Capital Memorial SDA Church in NW Washington DC. In the afternoon, I was interviewed alone in the church sanctuary for nearly an hour. White Horse Media has also sent Mr. Frank (at his request) extra footage of our headquarters and TV Studio in Priest River, Idaho. During the editing phase, Phil will pick and choose from all this and include (realistically) anywhere from 2-5 minutes (or more) for final inclusion in the documentary.
A few have written to me concerned that what finally shows up in the program may reflect poorly on me personally, White Horse Media, or on the Bible in general. I discussed this frankly with Phil, and he assured me that this is definitely not his intent, but rather he simply wants to include in his documentary the perspective of those who believe that the Bible is true, that the frightening mass animal die offs fit in with prophecy, that Planet Earth is on its last leg, that the biblical signs are fulfilling all around us, and that Jesus Christ is coming soon. "No one will mess with your message," Phil assured me at the end of the day.
I am also thankful to report that when Phil and his crew heard my morning message, I know that many were deeply moved. One young man, Patrick (raised Catholic), was very impressed. Another young woman, Pamela (raised Baptist), told me later that she really "felt the Spirit" during my message and interviews. "Let's keep in touch," Pamela said after dropping me off at my hotel. "I give you 5 stars," said Phil Frank himself, and he also assured me that if he converses with other television producers looking for "apocalyptic commentators," I am at the top of his list to be recommended.
When my interview was over, Phil asked if I had anything else to say. "Not really, except that I would like to offer a prayer for you and your team." He was surprised by this, but readily agreed. So, we all bowed our heads and I prayed for Phil, his co-workers, and the final edit, that God would bless the project and bring great good out of it. After my prayer I asked Phil if anyone had ever done this after an interview. "In 30 years, this was the first!" he said with a smile. I also gave copies of my pocketbook, 2012 and the End of the World, to his entire crew, and they all received copies with interest. Every one was warm, professional, and very friendly.
So, when all is said and done, I am very pleased with how things went. Phil Frank is too. I also shared lots of information about the Bible, the signs, the Ten Commandments, the end of the world, and the Second Coming of Jesus, some of which will eventually make its way into the "Animal Armageddon" documentary and thus be witnessed my possibly millions of viewers around the world.
My philosophy is, when God opens a door, we should walk through it, do our best, and trust Him with the results. "When will it air?" many have asked. I asked Phil, and at this point, he doesn't know. When he does, he will let me know, then I will communicate this to you. "Was your morning message recorded?" others have asked. Yes, it was. As soon as we get the audio, and do a bit of editing, we will make it available to you.
That's the long and short of it.
I appreciate everyone's prayers.
Speaker/Director, White Horse Media
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