Friday, May 13, 2016

Living Hope (Documentary DVD)

Disclosure of material connection- I received a copy of the dvd from Edify Media in exchange for my honest thoughts. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions stated are 100% my own. 

About the movie- 

Living Hope is the story of three extraordinary individuals who have devoted their lives to serving the poor in South Africa.

John Thomas, a pastor who is leading his church to serve the sick, hungry, and dying in the communities that surround them. Journey beside John through the neighborhoods where they work, meet the people their ministry has impacted, and hear from his heart why they chose to make a stand for the poor.

Joey Lankford, a businessman and father of four who moved his young family from the United States to Cape Town. Journey beside Joey as he equips men and women with job skills, and leads them out of the bondage of poverty.

Leonie Rustin, a single mom and nursing assistant, who turned from a life of crippling drug addiction to follow Christ. Journey beside Leonie as she attempts to help other in her community unshackle the chains of addiction and prostitution.

My thoughts- 

There is nothing that touches my heart more than seeing people who devote their lives to helping other people. Most peole have probably heard of the AIDS epidemic in Africa, but the three people featured in this documentary have made it their life's work to take care of the people effected in South Africa by AIDS and by poverty. I liked that the documentary featured three different people because it showed how there could be three entirely different journeys with the same end goal, to help the impoverished and the ill. These three individuals come from three very different walks of life, all felt led by God to help with this ministry and while each of their journey's to get there and the roles that they play are completely different, together they make a huge different in the community for the Living Hope ministry. There was one especially touching story of a man who's wife needed to have an operation due to cancer that they could not afford and seeing what happened when a bunch of people, some from the other side of the world in the United States, came together in several small ways to make one big, life changing gesture. Living Hope gives us a glimpse into the lives of missionaries, of a pastor, and of a former addict with a common goal, to help people who really need their help. I would recommend this movie to anyone at all. I think it's one of those movies that everyone should see.

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Living Hope website

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