In war-torn Romania, there is only one way for churches to get the protection of the government: give their support and allegiance to the communists who are in control. Instead, Pastor Richard Wurmbrand chooses to speak up for Christ, thereby placing his own life and the lives of his family in great danger. When Richard’s choice lands him in a communist prison, his faith and witness are tested to the limits. See how this Torchlighter’s amazing story continues to impact the world today.
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In war-torn Romania, there is only one way for churches to get the protection of the government: give their support and allegiance to the communists who are in control. Instead, Pastor Richard Wurmbrand chooses to speak up for Christ, thereby placing his own life and the lives of his family in great danger. When Richard’s choice lands him in a communist prison, his faith and witness are tested to the limits. See how this Torchlighter’s amazing story continues to impact the world today. Fullscreen.
Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a “Torchlighter” who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him. For more information on the series, go to www.torchilghters.org.
DVD Special Features:
• English and Spanish languages with optional English, Spanish, and Romanian subtitles
• 50-minute documentary on Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand
• Comprehensive leader’s guide with lesson plans, background information, and more (also available at www.torchlighters.org)
• Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more (also available at www.torchlighters.org)
• More activities for children at www.torchlighters.org and www.kidsofcourage.com.
Viewers will immediately be swept into this story and held captive all the way to the end! While the target audience is ages 8-12, youth and adults can glean so much from this animated video. The story of Richard Wurmbrand is one of amazing courage as he chooses to speak up for Christ in war-torn Romania in the 1950s. His life and the lives of his wife and son are in great danger as his decision results in his imprisonment and torture. But God does not forget His own. Following Richard's release from prison, he and his wife and son came to the United States. His life continues to impact the persecuted church today through the ministry of The Voice of the Martyrs which he founded in 1967. There are 80 minutes of extras including "The Story of the Underground Pastor and His Wife." Their son offers insight into their lives as no one else could. The viewer has the option of setting it as the English or Spanish version.
This DVD has proved its message to the world. The arrest at different times for each of the family members is met with a very strong faith. The theme of praying and forgiving those who aren't reachable except through the Hand of God is very evident to me. This has taught me how to love and forgive those who have wronged me. And if someone tells you or your kid not to witness to those around you Obey God despite this. I've told Mom that I'd rather have a jail cell for a room instead of the fanciest house in Naperville.
Torchlighters DVDs and study guides are top notch. I can't wait to start showing and teaching them. When we are finished, I am considering putting together a special program in front of the church with the kids about the Torchlighter series. I am not sure what that will be yet, but one thing I know is that because of the wonderful teaching guides you have provided, I have time to do things like this. Torchlighters is going to be the springboard for many exciting things our children will get to experience and share and I want to thank you again for creating such an amazing program of such quality. Everything is so well thought out and the artwork is beautiful. I know the parents will immediately see that we have chosen an exceptional program and the kids will be thrilled to see the posters start going up around the church.
I think Richard Wurmbrand was our favorite.
Just a quick note to say thank you so much for producing these DVD's!! Our 3 children (aged 6, 4 and 2) watch them constantly and it cheers our hearts to hear them play Amy Carmichael rescuing Preena instead of Cinderella and Snow White! (in fact our 2 year old son goes around the house yelling, "let me go, let me go!" which he learned from that movie!). We wanted something in our home that would enrich our children's lives and give them missionary hearts, and these movies do that perfectly. We have recommended them to all the families we know who have children. We are already looking forward to John Wesley!
Our family has watched your DVD's for years and we have been SO blessed by your materials!! We are so grateful that you've provided a Christian look at history, showed us stories of brave Christians, and built our faith — one episode at a time. And we thank you for stepping up to do this and providing <b>excellent</b> children's DVD's — a very rare thing indeed!