First off, I just want to say thank you to Focus On The Family for putting out a documentary like this.
It is truly awe inspiring to see something like this, and maybe because we’re in North America, we don’t know how huge of a problem this really was, at least I didn’t know. Seeing this though, definitely opened my eyes to the problem that we face in the world today.
Even before seeing this movie, I thought that it might have been just about what was happening in South Korea, but boy, I was definitely wrong about that, seeing it happen in Europe and the rest of the world. It just tears my heart to see what is going on.
I can see what they are saying on both sides of the fence regarding this topic that was talked about in this film. What this movie is about is Love. What Pastor Lee Jong-rak is doing reminds me that there are actually some good people in this world with a great heart. No one wants to see anyone abandoned and left alone on the streets, but there is some great comfort in the mission that is taking place, and at the end, seeing some of the kids and how they are now!
It’s both sad and joyful at the same time. Sad that people would feel the need to leave their children, because of all the pressures of family members, peers, etc. over there and what would happen if things were found out about, and also so wonderfully and absolutely joyful at what Pastor Lee Jong-rak is doing, it’s remarkable and so beautiful, seeing all of the children. It’s family, and especially what one of the children was saying in the movie definitely touched my heart, this whole documentary did.
This was an excellent film, everything was put together so well, from the camera people going into all of the locations, to everyone who was being filmed for the interview segments, truly wonderful. I don’t know how anyone could see this movie and not be touched by it. Even the animation that was used, was incredibly, the design of it definitely suited the movie and flowed with it.
The one bible verse that came to my mind regarding this documentary was James 4:27 – Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
This whole movie definitely had the theme of love, and honestly I could probably say a whole lot more about this, but I’m just not sure how to put everything that I’m thinking about into words, but I’ll leave everyone with part of the description from the film’s website – “But it’s also a story of hope. And a celebration of the reality that every human life is sacred, has a purpose and is worthy of love.”
“They’re not the unnecessary ones in the world.
God sent them here for a purpose.”
– Pastor Lee Jong-rak