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Caught in the middle of a brutal civil war, six Liberian missionaries in Monrovia flee the widespread violence in their native country. Their destination: Freetown, Sierra Leone. With the help of local church member Phillip Abubakar (Henry Adofo), the missionaries make the difficult journey, only to have their troubles compounded by a rebel fighter bent on killing one of their own. Based on incredible true events, FREETOWN is a thrilling and inspiring story of faith, hope and survival.
MY REVIEW / THOUGHTS:
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and I say it loud and proud. If you are not a religious person this post is probably not for you.
I was excited to be contacted by Deseret Book to review this DVD. I love movies about faith. They make great family home evening lessons :).
This story was so heart wrenching. I have some nephews out on missions right now, so watching missionary movies is a little hard. It hits a little too close to home.
This story was so beautiful. In the midst of horrible racism in Liberia, six missionaries find themselves in a dangerous situation. Many times they are forced to spend the day indoors, because of the rebels killing members of the Khran tribe. It's absolutely horrible. I will never understand racism, and hatred like that. Ever. It's absolutely unacceptable behavior.
When these missionaries are forced to stay inside most of the time, fighting to stay alive they decide it's time to do something about it. They want to be able to spread the Gospel and they know staying in Liberia that it will never be safe for them. Knowing that leaving the mission is against the rules, but also wanting to do what they have been called to do, they decide for their safety they must flee to Sierra Leone.
The journey they take is so inspiring. Their faith is unwavering. They enlist the help of a friend to drive them to Sierra Leone, but one Rebel is bound and determined to find these missionaries and eliminate them.
I love how much faith these missionaries had. They were out serving the Lord, and they were not going to let a Civil War come between them and their mission. The strength these boys had, and the determination is amazing.
All I could think about while watching this movie was this quote:
They had pure faith in what they were called to do. It was beautiful.
Source: I was given this DVD by Deseret Book Media in return for an honest review. I was not compensated in any way for this review. These are my own PERSONAL thoughts on the book.
Thanks to Deseret Book Media for allowing me to participate in a giveaway for this DVD. This is for US entries only. Sorry. You must have a mailing address for Deseret to send DVD to you directly. I will inform Deseret Book within 48 hours of who the winner is, but I cannot guarantee when the DVD will arrive since I am not the one sending it to you.