Colombia [This Is Our Story]April 1, 2014
The much-anticipated follow up to New Zealand [This is our story]. Shot on location throughout Colombia, South America.
Sometimes a story isn’t told in a single lone chapter. In this case, it seemed the story had a life all its own, as though it was being penned by hands other than ours. We simply stumbled into the script in response to hopeful lives bent on modeling obedience. Saying “yes” to God often lands us places we never would have dreamed. Colombia was our “yes” to God and this documentary marks His response.
We had just returned from our first Come&Live! adventure in New Zealand when we received a surprise invitation by email to visit the beautiful country of Colombia in South America. Our first thought was, “don’t they kidnap people down there?” We were like most, still assuming the drug cartel was running large and our lives could be in serious danger. Though we did have a couple of “interesting” experiences, what we found on the whole was a beautiful people deeply radiating a passion for God. A people who had been touched, marked even, in a special way. We fell in love with God’s hand intricately on display over His people in Colombia.
Our friend Andy Reale filmed each of our three trips over three consecutive years. He lugged camera bags and an assortment of gear through major cities like Bogota and Medellin and into dense jungle villages miles from civilization.
On the third, most recent trip, our entire camera rig was stolen right out from under our eyes during a worship service. By grace we were still able to capture countless hours of powerful footage and compelling stories.
Along the way we discovered the hugely compassionate heart of God toward this mostly fatherless generation. We also learned greater perseverance in loving Jesus and others, as well as developing an ordinary life of risk-taking obedience. In short, Colombia stretched us.
We are beyond convinced this Documentary will do the same for you and all who experience it. Help us lay the finishing touches on this sweet story of God’s love touching down and spilling forth from the beautiful people of Colombia. This is their story. [This is our story.]