Deidox Q1 Update: FREE BURMA RANGERS, Francis Chan, and "Miraculous"
Hello friends! What an interesting season it is in our world! We hope and pray Easter was a special time for you to connect with the Lord. Below is a quick video update from our Director, Brent Gudgel, about the our ministry in the first quarter of 2023. God is so good, and we are so excited!
Thanks again for your prayers and support. We truly consider you a part of the team that helps this work happen. As you can see in the video above, we’re thrilled about the future. If you feel led to respond today, below you can find links.
God’s stories, God’s glory,
Become a Monthly Supporter
Monthly supporters help sustain the ministry of Deidox so that more time can be spent on stories and less time on fundraising. Monthly support is an incredible blessing. We are currently at 17% of our monthly need.
Help media missionaries proclaim the work of the Lord.
Your monthly support will help Deidox’s media missionaries continue the work on:
- The Francis Chan feature film
- Free Burma Rangers global outreach
- “Miraculous” series & outreach
Would you like to hear more about supporting the Deidox team monthly? Have some questions or ideas? Schedule a zoom with Brent using the button below.
We document true stories of God's goodness,
then translate & distribute them globally.
Free Burma Rangers
“This is literally the best Christian film I’ve ever watched.” (Francis Chan)
Released in theaters, Free Burma Rangers, tells the true story of a remarkable family compelled by Christ to bring hope to the front lines of war. The film is a real life action-adventure story. Viewers follow the family into firefights, heroic rescues, and experience life-changing ministry. In the midst of this unprecedented journey, you will witness the power of God’s provisions in seemingly impossible situations.
DEI + DOX
What does "Deidox" mean?
"DEI" = God in latin
"DOX" = Our abbreviation for documentaries. Also, short for doxology which is an expression of praise to God.
Founded in 2007 out of a church in Pasadena, CA, Deidox has a long history of making documentary content for the Kingdom. It's founders, Brent Gudgel & Dave Mahanes, had traveled the world for several years working with large ministries and meeting people of great faith. But, they were getting hired to tell marketing stories with a goal of building ministries - it didn't allow them to truly tell the "God stories" they were discovering. Deidox was born so that there was a place to focus on telling stories of how God was at work, for His glory and the building His kingdom.
For most of it's history, Deidox filmmakers have been bi-vocational, meaning they make films at Deidox as much as they are able, but it was often in between other "tent making" projects. They had projects on Showtime, Hulu, and for the Olympics, among others.
Over time, Deidox assembled a network of dozens of collaborators and produced 55 short documentaries. These films were used by over 3,000 pastors, in addition to being released online and at film festivals. Next came a 30-minute documentary, The Ordinance, about an inspiring partnership between Baptists & Catholics, leading to the passing of payday lending laws across the country. Then, after years of focus on "faithful steps" as a ministry, Deidox was blessed to bring their unique approach to the big screen with the acclaimed theatrical documentary Free Burma Rangers.
Now, in 2023, Deidox is heading into a new chapter of ministry and vision. It is expanding, full time staff have come on, and - Lord willing - there are many stories of God's goodness to come.
Who We Are
We are a new type of missionary, using art and technology to minister to a truly global audience with media that shares stories of God’s goodness. All for God's glory.
The core leadership team is:
- Brent Gudgel - Executive Director
- Dave Mahanes - Producer
- Jeremiah Jones - Producer & Artist Community
- Lucky Prosper - Associate Producer
- Dave Diamont - Executive Producer
- A feature length documentary with Francis Chan - We are 2 years into the process of making the film. It's exciting, and we're trusting the Lord for the final steps.
- "The Miraculous" - An audio documentary series about beautiful moments that are hard to explain apart from God.
- Artist Resources & Community - We are working on a few resources to bless and empower artists. More details to come as they solidify.
- Nonprofit Buildout - We are praying for the right people to come alongside us to to help the ministry grow into its next phase.
Selected scriptures on remembering the work of the Lord: