11. 14. 20
What a week. There has been a certain sobriety to the past seven days with the election going on. Certain points have felt scary and overwhelming for everyone, but in all of it, one of the biggest highlights for me was on Wednesday afternoon when we all got the chance to discuss our thoughts and feelings as a cohort. There were a lot of different views represented between all of us and instead of turning into a competition to be the loudest opinion in the room it was a refreshing moment of listening, understanding, and empathizing with each other. How cool is that?! I feel like most of these blog entries turn into me gushing over how amazing this group is, but it’s almost impossible not to acknowledge. Beyond that, my week was filled with various shoots, meetings, and stair running. Can’t wait to see what the next week holds.
11. 5. 20
There’s something so exciting about exporting a final version of a video. Getting to watch a finished product come into view after hours of work is something that just never gets old. That’s exactly the thought that was going through my mind as I started to export the final version of the October Revival Nights this week. My excitement wasn’t meant to last as I found myself staring at the two words that every editor dreads to see the most. Export failed. Unfortunately it wasn’t just a one-time fluke either, after a night of no sleep and countless attempts trying every method, I continued to find myself staring at the same two words. Technology just didn’t want to cooperate and there didn’t seem to be anything I could do about it. However, even in the midst of one of my most stressful days in recent memory, the support and love I felt from everyone around me was overwhelming. From encouraging texts, to a Chipotle lunch delivered to me, there was truly not a moment I felt like I was in it alone and thankfully we were able to resolve the issue. There was something so sweet the Lord reminded me of in the midst of the craziness. In a chaotic and unpredictable world there is truly nothing more powerful than a solid community to fall back on. I’m so thankful for each one of these people I get to work with during the good weeks and the rough ones.
11. 29. 20
I’ll be honest, I’m struggling to keep my eyes open as I write this entry. It’s almost 11AM and I haven’t gotten a wink of sleep in over 24 hours. Instead, I’ve been hard at work on the first cut of the October edition of Revival Nights, a monthly, pre-recorded, online worship event that Pulse puts on, and let me tell ya, the Holy Spirit really did some wild things during the recording this month and I can’t wait for you all to experience it! Now you may be thinking, “that’s all well and good Henry, but why the lack of sleep?” That’s a valid question. The truth is, this has been far and away my busiest week at Pulse so far. Not only have I been focusing on the Revival Nights edits, but on Monday and Tuesday I was on set for Let it Speak: Philly, an event hosted digitally by Nick Hall that connects and encourages pastors and leaders from across the Philadelphia area. It was another incredible set experience working with an amazing crew and I’m so glad I got to be a part of it.
On top of that, some of my fellow interns and I got the chance to model for a Year of the Bible merch photoshoot and also make some TikToks for the new Pulse TikTok account. That’s right, that’s right, I’m finally making my debut on TikTok and you really won’t wanna miss it, so check it out @PulseMovement on TikTok. So there it all is. As crazy as this week was, there’s something pretty awesome about getting to work hard alongside so many amazing people. I’m so grateful for this entire season and can’t wait for another week. Now I’m gonna stop writing and sleep because this is becoming a sappy mess. ‘Til next time…
10. 22. 20
Wow what a week! The highlights for me included getting to plan and film the October Revival Nights at the Pulse headquarters and getting to see four of my fellow interns get baptized! Talk about an incredible family moment. Even though I’ve only known this team for a few weeks, they already feel like close friends and I’ve just been so blessed to get to know them all. Jesus is doing amazing things here and I can’t wait to see what He does next.
10. 16. 20
Being on a film set is one of my favorite things in the world. The energy and constant collaboration that takes place is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced anywhere else and this week I got to experience one of my favorite on-set experiences during the Emerging Leader Check-In livestream. Getting the opportunity to work alongside the amazing crew by lending a hand for such an incredible event was an unforgettable experience. Also Maverick City Music slaps really hard and I may or may not have cried when they performed. We also got a chance to do some street evangelism as a cohort in downtown Minneapolis this week. We met a guy named Johnny and got to talk and pray for him and it was so special. Getting to tell people about the love of Jesus is honestly the best. Can’t wait for another incredible week!
10. 9. 20
First entry here we GO!! Let me just start off by saying the first two weeks of this internship have been so good and so stretching, and in all of it the Lord has been working in me and pushing me out of my comfort zone. From team workouts (really thought I was more in shape than I am) to goal setting and getting into the groove of a new job remotely it’s truly been a wild ride so far. I wish I could more concisely communicate all that’s happened and maybe I’ll be able to articulate it better in future entries, but for this week, I’ll leave it here. I truly believe the next few months will be one of the most transformative experiences of my life. Pulse’s focus on making Jesus known and the power of prayer is incredible, and our fearless leaders, Mark and Emily, have challenged and built into us so much already, and my fellow interns are some of the coolest people ever. Love being on mission with this team and can’t wait to see what the Lord does from here on. More to come…
Hi! My name is Henry Czerwonka and I’m the videography intern this Fall at PULSE. I’m a 20-year-old filmmaker from Cincinnati, Ohio and a fun fact about me is I’ve probably eaten more Cheez-Its in the past month than most will in their entire lifetime, which I guess is kind of neat. Anyways over the past few years I’ve directed and written several award-winning short films, music videos, and documentaries but it wasn’t until last year that the Lord completely turned my life upside down while I was a part of YWAM. Since then the call of making Jesus known has become my life mission and getting the chance to combine that passion with my life long love of video and film at PULSE is such an incredible opportunity and I couldn’t be more honored and excited to run with this amazing team!