In 1732, two young Moravians left their comfortable community of Hernhut, Germany, convinced that they were called of God to bring the Gospel to the slaves in the West Indies. They went, willing to become slaves if necessary, to minister to these oppressed people. The Moravians pioneered a mission movement characterized by extraordinary commitment. Under the dynamic leadership of Count Nikolaus von Zinzendorf, the Moravians sent out more missionaries in 20 years than all the other Protestant groups had in 200 years.
Founder and leader of one of the world’s largest missionary movements, Operation Mobilization, George Verwer takes you on his travels all over the world, driven by a passion to see men and women come to faith. Discover how George Verwer’s hunger for God was ignited during his turbulent teenage years and how God led him to ignite a dynamic global missionary movement.
While in China, Gladys Aylward, began to take in unwanted children, eventually numbering about 100. With Japan invasion of China ongoing, Gladys and the 100 children traveled for days on foot across the mountains to safety. Gladys continued her work with children until her death in 1970.
It is a phenomenon that has been lamented for years -- the many thousands of homeless street children living on the streets in Brazil. These are truly the throwaway children. The horror and scandal of their plight seems almost too dreadful to contemplate. But a Dutch couple with five children of their own, couldn't sit by knowing of the countless young lives trapped in this kind of desperate situation.
The Gospel Films Archive is a multi-volume collection of rare and vintage Christian dramas and documentaries produced throughout the 20th century by independent Christian producers as well as major Hollywood studios. The GFA Missions Collection documents the profoundly important pioneer work of individuals and organizations in missionary fields worldwide.
This is a survey course designed to further stimulate your curiosity by providing glimpses of some of the pivotal events in the spread Christianity and sketches of great Christian figures who have significantly affected Christian history thereby shaping the history of the world. Kit includes six half-hour programs and PDFs of the leader's guide, program scripts, and student workbook.
Steve Saint leads a group out of their comfort zone and into the jungles of Ecuador. The group includes many who are related to one of the most famous missionary stories of our time—the five men who were killed in Ecuador in 1956 by the tribe then known as the Aucas.
Doctor Helen Roseveare, affectionately called "Mama Luka," pioneered vital medical work in the rain forests of the Belgian Congo—now Zaire. After Independence in 1964, the country was ravaged by the Simba Rebellion. Helen, caught up in the horror of the revolution, was beaten, raped and imprisoned by the rebels. Mama Luka Comes Home vividly tells her story of forgiveness and faithfulness to those she came to serve. This is a story of love overcoming hatred, brutality, and racial prejudice.
The amazing story of missionary Maria Prean is told in this award-winning documentary by Janina Huettenrauch. Maria was 60 years old when she decided to start a new life. She moved from Austria to Uganda, a country with more than two million orphans.
Kevin hates living on the mission field. Mario is in a constant struggle for survival on the streets of manila. Rina is abducted with no hope of escape. When the three cross paths, they find themselves in an adventure they will never forget. One that will change their lives forever. This exciting film is for the whole family but is especially suitable for junior high age viewers.
George Müller (1805-1898) was a German playboy who found Christ and then gave his life to serve Christ unreservedly. His mission was to rescue orphans from the wretched street life that enslaved so many children in England during the time of Charles Dickens and Oliver Twist. Müller did rescue, care for, feed, and educate such children by the thousands. The costs were enormous for such a great work. Yet, amazingly, he never asked anyone for money. Instead he prayed, and his children never missed a meal.
Romero is a compelling and deeply moving look at the life of Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador, who made the ultimate sacrifice in a passionate stand against social injustice and oppression in his country.
Samuel Morris, African Missionary to North America features interviews with historians, authors and representatives from Taylor University as well as historical photos and new graphic illustrations that bring the story to life.
In 1910 over a thousand Protestant missionaries, theologians and church leaders from around the world gathered in Edinburgh, Scotland for an unprecedented World Missionary Conference. Saving the World? chronicles the assumptions and expectations that Protestants carried into the 20th century and highlights some of the major -- and unexpected -- developments in the hundred years since that meeting in Scotland.
Steve Saint recalls life in the jungles of Ecuador and the events surrounding the death of his father, Nate Saint, and four other missionaries in 1956.
This is the story of a community of Stone-Age people living in the mountain jungles of Papua, (formerly called Irian Jaya). Until the 1960s, this unique culture existed without any idea of a world beyond their own isolated villages. The Yali were cannibals, warriors, and lived in fear of evil spirits. Four decades ago, westerners entered their primitive world. The foreign missionaries learned the Yali language and culture, taught the Yali to read and write, and translated with them the most published book in the world – the Bible.
One of the most gripping missionary sagas of our time. Five missionaries went into the land of the savage Aucas. Their offer of friendship was rejected, and the Aucas killed the missionaries. Elisabeth Elliot, wife of one of the martyrs, her daughter and Rachel Saint would not give up and eventually lived among and brought the Gospel to the Aucas. Through Gates of Splendor is an effective demonstration of God’s grace at work during an unforgettable moment in modern missions history.
In this inspiring documentary, you will witness unique footage of the impact of one man's faith and what God can do when one obeys His call. Sunday's courage has an effect that no one dared to dream of: it changed the hearts of thousands of people.
50 years after the death of missionaries John and Madge Wood, the Wood family gathered in Ometepec, Mexico to celebrate their legacy. This film is the unforgettable story of their reunion as they not only play and laugh together, but also discover how deeply their parents' love impacted their community and their own family for generations to come.