Friday, September 28

When serving others gets tough!

Wow, a few moths back Discovery Church helped out a group by setting up all of our sound, stage, curtains and chairs for a gospel sing they were doing to raise scholarship money. It was great, we had a few problems like feedback and stuff but it was a great evening.

Well I couldn’t stop helping with just that so I offered to edit the videos that we shot with 2 cameras and put them on DVD…then came the problems. First off my camera didn’t record ANYTHING at all. Apparently the tape wasn’t rewound. Then their camera was a different type of tape and I can’t import it into my computer for editing. To top that, they gave me a VHS tape with an interview on it to edit into the DVD. I can get VHS into my computer either! Do you think I was getting frustrated? If you though: yes, then you are right. So the battle begins. I had to barrow 2 different cameras to get all of the video onto my computer. That bing done, it was time to edit 2 hours of film. FUN FUN FUN. So, I got that all done and feeling pretty good, almost done, so onto the DVD burning. Easy right? NO! After a whooping 11 hours of rendering the DVD will not burn! It is some type of formatting error. So my outflow attempt is getting tough to deal with. I thought I would be done today but NOOO. I will ruin one more DVD before I call a friend to help out.

So what made me think serving others would be fun and easy? I truly want to call them and bail out. But I was the one who offered to do it. They never asked me to do it. I knew (or at least thought) I could do it. So pray that my efforts will not lead to failure, pray that I don’t put an axe through my computer screen, and pray that I can get over myself and get this done without any more whining!

2 comments:

Jason Ebeling said...

So that's what you've been doing all week.

So is it the mac you're having trouble with? Hard to give a green light on a trip to the Apple store if you're already having rotten Apples!

Jim and Shanna said...

It can't be the Apple. The commercials say Mac's are fool-proof (insert your own joke here).