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Bodie, ‘Voice’ worship leader who left judges in tears, says big things are coming, asks for prayer

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Bodie Kuljian caught the world’s attention with his musical talents as a contestant on the singing competition “The Voice,” and he’s now asking for prayers as he gears up to release new music and step into some big opportunities.

While the singer ultimately came in second place to Bryce Leatherwood in season 22 of NBC’s singing competition, his finale performance went viral last month. The 29-year-old performer, simply known as Bodie, belted out a rendition of Brandon Lake’s worship song “Gratitude” that moved the show’s judges to tears and garnered hundreds of thousands of views.

In a New Year celebratory post, the California native declared that 2023 would be the year he reaps the harvest of all he’s sown.

“The beginning of the harvest. The beginning of what Ro and I have believed for, for the last decade,” He wrote on Instagram.

Bodie has been married to his wife, Royale, since 2015, and the couple have three young children together.

His post went on to reveal that 2022 brought him “lots of inner healing and restoration,” and it was “lots of hard work and diligence (to put it lightly).”

“2023 will be proof of all the prayer, all the consistency and all the passion of my 2022,” he declared.

On Dec. 29, Bodie teased his supporters that he would be releasing a new song.

The passionate musician shared a small snippet of the single on Instagram, where he captioned the post, “so stoked for u guys to hear what I’ve been working on. had to give u a little teaser.

“Wake me up if I’m dreaming/ there’s no hole in my heart and you’re the reason,” he sang in the clip.

The song’s hook is “You make loving look easy.”

This week, the young crooner also shared online that following his time on “The Voice,” several opportunities were opening up to him.

“Have some of the biggest meetings I could have ever dreamed of coming up next week, life is crazy,” he wrote.

Bodie then asked his supporters to “pray” for him as he is “finally doin’ it.”

The singer and his wife own their own media company named Together Creative. They are both photographers and videographers.

In an interview with Parade, Bodie revealed they “shoot for brands” and corporations.

During the Parade interview Bodie revealed that he teaches a songwriting course at his alma mater, Vanguard University, where he also serves as a “worship coach.”

“I hate that term, but I help with one of the music ensembles on campus. It’s a church music group,” he said.

According to the website, He’s the “music coach” for the “The Vanguard Worship Collective.”

The singer Bodie currently serves as one of the worship leaders at Oceans Church in Irvine, California, where he helps lead worship between the church’s two campuses.

His LinkedIn page adds that he previously worked at Lincoln Heights Christian Church in Phoenix, Arizona, from 2015-2019. During that time, he led and directed all music services and oversaw a/v production, the church’s website, video and print and productions.

He also interned with Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego for two years doing video and design work.
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‘Don’t Say My Name’ star says it’s time to ‘end’ sex trafficking as Christian film hits Amazon Prime

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The Christian film “Don’t Say My Name” has been added to Amazon Prime during human trafficking awareness month, and the film’s lead actress is urging viewers to bring an end to the horrors of the global sex trade.

Based on actual events, the film depicts the harrowing experience of a survivor who escapes her captor and relies on God to sustain her.

Originally shown in select theaters across the U.S. and worldwide, “Don’t Say My Name” is now available on Prime, released by 24 Flix and Selan films, that aims to mobilize viewers into action.

“Don’t Say My Name” features “Overcomer” actor Cameron Arnett, along with actors Cory Kays, Jenny Porrata and newcomer Brooklyn Wittmer in her first starring role.

“January is human trafficking awareness month and I am honored to be a part of the fight against trafficking by portraying a beautiful, brave, young girl who was sold by her mother for drugs,” Wittmer said in a statement shared with The Christian Post.

“This horrific situation sadly happens in the U.S. and all over the world too much. I heard stories of survivors (beautiful, brave souls) who fight every day to make their today better than yesterday,” she continued. They fight for a new life. We can help be that voice and lift them up!”

According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the definition of human trafficking is any situation in which someone experiences “force, coercion, abduction, fraud, deception, abuse of power or vulnerability, or giving payments or benefits to a person in control.”

The International Labour Organization reported that in 2014 that human trafficking is a multi-billion dollar a year industry worldwide, and as many as 1.2 million children are trafficked each year globally. Statistics have shown that thousands of children in the U.S. have also been lured into the commercial sex trade.

Wittmer said people must be vigilant.

“We can know the signs and catch it before it happens to our friends, family or neighbors. It’s up to us! It’s time to end human trafficking,” she declared. “Your voice matters!”

Her co-star Cameron Arnett praised God for the opportunity to bring the film to the mainstream streaming service.

“God continues to use the collective hands of His people, to help save all people and we are honored and grateful,” Arnett told CP.

“Don’t Say My Name” is directed by Federico Segarra, while the script was written by Patricia Landolfi de Segarra. Homeland Security agents, survivors and various aid organizations all participated in bringing the project to life.

Producer Marty Jean-Louis previous told CP that “most movies on trafficking end after the rescue. But in this movie, we follow the victims’ journey throughout the entire process,” he added.

During a panel discussion with the cast and crew and attended by CP, Jean-Louis revealed that faith is “everything” when it comes to helping survivors of human sex trafficking.

“You cannot have healing without faith,” Jean-Louis said.

An unnamed Department of Homeland Security agent who works in child exploitation investigations also shared how faith plays a role in the cases, including human trafficking.

“My job is to look at horrible acts done to children, and [faith] is everything,” he told CP at the time. “I go in there with a mission. When I’m doing my job, I’m a fact-finder; I’m collecting evidence, I’m collecting the things that the prosecutors need. But at the end of the day, I am human. Faith is my mission, which has brought me here. It’s not a fun job, but it’s a calling.”

The agent, who is played by Arnett and described himself as a “man of faith” and “a Christian,” said it was surreal to get to see someone on screen portray his world.

“Seeing Cameron come in and sit at my desk, I told him about the things at my desk and how when I crossed a certain threshold, I start investigating, I start looking, I start the horrible stuff,” the agent said. “I felt from him the human element, and he brought it to the screen, which is cool.”

“Don’t Say My Name” has received rave reviews from viewers.

The film’s crowdfunding page says two children are sex trafficked every 60 seconds, while 10 will be stolen and enslaved every five minutes on average.

“Don’t Say My Name” will be used by human trafficking organizations, schools and private and corporate entities to help spread awareness. Visit Don’t Say My Name for more information.
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‘ദ പാഷൻ ഓഫ് ദ ക്രൈസ്റ്റ്’ – രണ്ടാം ഭാഗത്തിന്റെ ചിത്രീകരണം ഈ വർഷം പാതിയോടെ ആരംഭിക്കുമെന്ന് റിപ്പോർട്ട്

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‘ദ പാഷൻ ഓഫ് ദ ക്രൈസ്റ്റി’ ന്റെ രണ്ടാം ഭാഗത്തിന്റെ ചിത്രീകരണം ഈ വർഷം പാതിയോടെ ആരംഭിക്കുമെന്ന് റിപ്പോർട്ടുകൾ. ‘വേൾഡ് ഓഫ് റീൽ’ എന്ന പ്രമുഖ എന്റർടൈൻമെന്റ് വെബ്‌സൈറ്റാണ്, പ്രേക്ഷകർ കാത്തുകാത്തിരുന്ന വാർത്ത പുറത്തു വിട്ടത്. എന്നാൽ, അണിയറ പ്രവർത്തകർ ഇക്കാര്യം ഇതുവരെ സ്ഥിരീകരിച്ചിട്ടില്ല. നിർമാതാവും സംവിധായകനുമായ മെൽഗിബ്സൺ 2016ലാണ് ‘ദ പാഷൻ ഓഫ് ദ ക്രൈസ്റ്റി’ന്റെ രണ്ടാം ഭാഗത്തെ കുറിച്ചുള്ള ആദ്യ സൂചന പുറത്തുവിട്ടത്.

‘ദ പാഷൻ ഓഫ് ദ ക്രൈസ്റ്റ്: ദ റിസറക്ഷൻ’ എന്ന് പേരിട്ടിരിക്കുന്ന ചിത്രത്തിൽ ജിംകാവിയേസൽ തന്നെയാണ് ക്രിസ്തുവിന്റെ കഥാപാത്രത്തെ അവതരിപ്പിക്കുക. യേശുവിന്റെ ജീവിതത്തിലെ അവസാന 12 മണിക്കൂറുകളാണ് ‘ദ പാഷൻ ഓഫ് ദ ക്രൈസ്റ്റി’ന്റെ ഇതിവൃത്തമെങ്കിൽ രണ്ടാം ഭാഗത്തിന്റെ പ്രമേയം ക്രിസ്തുവിന്റെ ഉത്ഥാനമാണ്. 2004ൽ 30 ദശലക്ഷം ഡോളർ മുടക്കി ഇറ്റലിയിലാണ് ‘ദ പാഷൻ ഓഫ് ദ ക്രൈസ്റ്റ്’ ചിത്രീകരിച്ചത്. അരമായ, ഹീബ്രു, ലാറ്റിൻ എന്ന ഭാഷകളിൽ തീയേറ്ററിലെത്തിയ ചിത്രം ലോകവ്യാപകമായി 611 ദശലക്ഷം ഡോളർ നേടിയിരുന്നു.

മെൽഗിബ്സന്റെ ഓസ്‌കാർ അവാർഡ് നേടിയ ചിത്രം ‘ബ്രേവ് ഹാർട്ടി’ന്റെ തിരക്കഥാകൃത്ത് റണ്ടാൾ വല്ലാസാണ് പുതിയ ചിത്രത്തിന്റെ തിരക്കഥാകൃത്ത്.
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Christian singer Becky Isaacs released from hospital, credits ‘hand of God’ after surviving deadly car crash

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Bluegrass gospel singer Becky Isaacs Bowman of The Isaacs voiced her confidence in God’s faithfulness after being released from the hospital following a serious auto accident that left one person dead.

The Christian artist was released from the hospital last week after she was hit head-on in a two-car collision in Hendersonville, Tennessee, on Dec. 15. The collision left the other driver dead while Isaacs was taken to Skyline Medical Center for surgery to insert a plate and nine screws in her right tibia and full reconstruction of her right knee. She also suffered three fractured ribs.

In a statement sent to The Christian Post, Bowman said she has “no words” to express her gratitude for the “outpouring of love from family, friends, the church community and the entertainment industry” following her accident.

“I am grateful to the first responders and to the incredible doctors, nurses and staff at Skyline Medical Center for the exceptional care that has been shown to me and my family,” she said. “I am forever humbled by it all. In spite of the challenges that lay ahead, my faith is strong because I know the hand of God will not lead me where His grace will not keep me. My prayers go out to the family of the gentleman who lost his life in the accident.”

The Grammy-nominated band canceled their remaining December concerts in light of the accident and will use a substitute for Bowman over the next several weeks. The singer is expected to return to the stage by the end of February “depending on progress during rehabilitation,” the band said.

“Becky has a long road to recovery but with the determination she has and the fighter we know her to be, we are praying for and expecting a full recovery,” the Isaacs family said. “We know God has been with her through it all. Thank you for the love and continued prayers for her and our family.”

In a social media video following the accident, Bowman, who serves as vocalist and guitar player for The Isaacs, asked for prayers for her bones to “heal quickly” and to walk again soon.

“I believe in specific prayers,” she said.

According to updates from the family, Bowman was driving alone when a driver crossed the median after suffering a stroke and hit her car head-on. The driver died at the scene.

A GoFundMe page created for Bowman and her family says the singer was released from the hospital on Dec. 30 after a 16-day stay.

“She will spend four more weeks in a wheelchair, unable to stand or put any weight on either leg. She has a long road to recovery with physical and occupational therapy, as well as dealing with the emotional toll of the severity of the crash and the reality of how close it was to being a completely different outcome that we all choose to not think about. Along with the fact, that another person lost their life in the accident that day,” the update said.

“Medical bills are pouring in. Specific medical equipment has been purchased to aid in the transition from hospital, to rehab, to home. Specialized transportation is needed. There are a lot of expected and unexpected expenses in the current and long-term care routines which are required for Becky’s optimal healing … If you know Becky, you know that her indelible faith is the cornerstone of her life. She is led by the Spirit and her connection and commitment to Christ is an example to us all.”

Bowman released her first solo album, Songs That Pulled Me Through The Tough Times on October 29, 2022. It reached Number 6 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart and Number 4 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Albums Chart. The album includes the titles “God Leads His Dear Children Along,” “He’s My Guide” and “The Good Shepherd.”

“We live very transparent lives; our family members have battled addiction, and I battled Crohn’s disease and depression and different things,” Bowman said in a recent interview about her new record.

“As I began to think about what would best fit my heart for this record … I began to think what songs over my life, 47 years, have pulled me through tough times. And so I made a 14-song record and did not write one of the songs on this. These are songs I go to when I need lifting up in hopes that these will also be those kinds of songs for other people.”
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