More Than You Know – Christafari (feat. Avion Blackman) [2022]

*This project, from creation to posted content, took 16 months. A video advocating for the work and need of Bible translation while using the beautiful backdrop of Papua New Guinea and in partnership with gospel reggae musicianaries, Christafari, this song and video represent three distinctives: 1) we have a great loving Father and King who’s Love will surely come find us 2) that He really does love us more than we (can) know and that 3) His heart won’t stop coming after us. #advocacyart #edifactory #theNEEDremains


Mi Stap Fri (I Am Free) – dual lyric video (english + tok pisin) [2020]

*This worship tune originates from the Eastern Highlands Province in the beautiful South Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea. This recording is off of the ‘Aleluya, Yu Bikpela’ (Hallelujah, You Are Lord) record by the Tok Pisin Lotu team, Translation Tunes. Songwriters: J. Bena, L. Yarita, and R. Yawiro | ©️2014 | Posted with permission.  

I merely sought to capture the song in a dual language lyric video format, displaying both the Tok Pisin language it was written and recorded in and also into English, my first language. 


Your Love Will Surely Come Find Us [2018]

*This was a video tOdd envisioned after having attended the Kasua New Testament Bible dedication in the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea (October 2017). Everything from the concept to the content (e.g. song choice, on-screen wording and visual sequence arrangement) and in conjunction with the amazingly talented visual and editing skills of the team at Trostle Films, it has been a privilege to see it come together and be utilized and viewed over 65,000 times across various media platforms since its release in November 2018.


Store Tour (Because Of You – 2017)

*See the Store like never before! (:  Where tOdd managed day-to-day operations from 2012-2017.


Christafari Recap (Our God – 2016)

*The Billboard chart-topping Jesus-loving reggae band, Christafari, visited us in Ukarumpa, PNG for a few days in early October 2016 and a great and blessed time was had! I (tOdd) had the opportunity to serve as Promoter for this event/show. A lot of work but a lot of gratifying fun!


Yumi Olgeta (Lae In A Day) [2015]

*this fun little ditty resulted from one of my (tOdd) first trips to Lae with my Assistant Manager, Nathan (Papua New Guinean), as we journeyed the three+ bumpy hours from our Highlands base of Ukarumpa down to the coastal port town of Lae.
*“Yumi Olgeta” is Tok Pisin (pidgin) for “All of us”.
*“Morobe” (might sound like ‘moda-bay’ in this recording) is the province (state) where Lae is and also the home province of Nathan. Basically saying “Let’s all go to Morobe!” [cue party/dance music] (;
*We used a simple app on my iPhone4 called ‘Songify’ for the background track/music. Fun way to learn language! 🙂


Bridges [2014]

*video fun fact #1: the first 24 seconds of the video are shots of our hometown of Portland, Oregon (USA), which is oft referred to as “Bridge City” (and for good reason).
*video fun fact #2: check out what lands on tOdd’s right shoulder near the end of the video (3:55).
*video fun fact #3: at the 2:18-2:23 portion of the video the first bridge picture to come up and land on the lower right of the screen is the main bridge closest to our Center that actually collapsed this past August (2014)–AFTER we had created the video. A new one has already been erected–thank You, Lord!
*video NEED fact #1: WE NEED TEACHERS (2:38-3:19)
*video NEED fact #2: WE NEED CHILDREN’S HOME PARENTS (3:20-3:28)!!!


Bread of Life Sale [2014; The PNG Experience]

*See what we did as a way to connect and communicate what we used to do in the Store as it pertains to supporting the work of Bible translation in Papua New Guinea and the celebration and excitement we all feel when a new Bible translation comes to our loading dock.

Ultimately, we desire to celebrate Life as given by our King, which is Jesus–the Bread of Life (John 6:48) and to also celebrate the work that He has allowed us to accomplish. 


Plight of the Muna Bug [2013]

Fun time capturing something unique to where we lived. 


Remembrance Day 2012 (To Onamuna) [2012]

Poro and Sisi and family. A treasure to us. Though we miss them, we know we’ll see them again one day and bungkai wantaim ol na Lotuim Bikpela wantaim! 


Here I Am [2012]

Kind of “cringe-y”, I know, but I (tOdd) had fun because it’s a great song by a great now retired band (said band features the incredible Marc Martel).


Home In Uka (Drew/Lyssa – 2012)

Special memory (and the only video we ever uploaded to Vimeo just to try it). 


Our Village Living [2012]


Pacific Orientation Course (POC) January 2012 – Madang, Papua New Guinea [2012]


Alyssa Climbing down a Buai (boo-eye) tree in PNG. March, 2012


Drew and Alyssa swimming in Cairns, Australia in the rain. January 21, 2012

Just a day or two before landing in PNG for the first time (circa January 21, 2012 or so). 


Just The Right Bible [2010]
Check out our video that “started it all” for us!

Written by tOdd while at “Equip” (our initial onboarding with Wycliffe USA) in February 2010, then filmed in April/May 2010. 


Listen & watch below to Grace Fabian share at our March 2011 ‘halfway there’ Celebration Dessert. Her story begins at the 27:55 point. Powerful and pure. (***UGH, SORRY, DISCONTINUED AS BIG BUSINESS BUY-OUTS [SONY & IBM] HAVE REMOVED THIS LINK. SAD FACE. I’M BUMMED BECAUSE I NEVER GRABBED A COPY OF IT. WAS GOOD STUFF! HERE AT LEAST IS A STILL PIC OF THAT NIGHT AS POSTED ON TODD’S FACEBOOK ACCOUNT.***)


2 thoughts on “Videos

    • Donna,
      Thank You! I’m glad you liked the videos, it is my hope/intent they give some sort of glimpse into what we’re doing, where we are, and who we get to work with. Thank YOU for your support! (:

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