Truth Seekers and Storytellers: Behind the Stories

'Behind the Stories' is a video series where the storytellers share some behind-the-scenes information. Image by United Methodist Communications.
'Behind the Stories' is a video series where the storytellers share some behind-the-scenes information. Image by United Methodist Communications.

In these videos, United Methodist Communications writers, interviewers, photographers, and others, share a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their work as storytellers. Because as you know there is always more to the story!

You've read and seen their work. Now hear the story behind the story.

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"Witness to Water," Mike DuBose, Photojournalist

In many African villages, women and girls are responsible for collecting water. In what he says was some of the most meaningful work he’s ever done, Photojournalist Mike DuBose shares his decade-long dream to chronicle this important daily ritual. See Mike's work in “Water is Life.”

"We had a baby!" Gary Henderson & Jan Snider

In Sierra Leone, Gary Henderson and Jan Snider encountered a pregnant woman who was very ill. Intervention by the UMCom team saved two lives—and forever changed two others.

"Children of Hope," Reporter Kathy Gilbert & Videographer Harry Leake

A shared experience in Uganda left a lasting impression on reporter Kathy Gilbert and videographer Harry Leake. After spending days with the members of the Hope for Africa Children’s Choir, the UMCom team says these children left an enduring song in their hearts.

"From Pastor to Podcast," The Rev. Joe Iovino

The Rev. Joe Iovino found his calling as host of the podcast Get Your Spirit in Shape. Through intimate conversations with his guests, he expands our understanding of what it means to be a disciple of Christ.

"A Reach across the Ocean," The Rev. Gustavo Vasquez

In 2018, Cuban Methodist missionaries serving in Angola welcomed an all-Hispanic volunteer team to the Quessua mission. UM News reporter Gustavo Vasquez knew it would be a good story but what he experienced was so much more.