My family and I volunteered with World Vision this weekend at Night of Joy at Walt Disney World in Orlando. This is a huge event, with some of the top bands in Christian music today. I love World Vision and I love Christian music, so this was a win-win for me!
It rained for much of the night on Friday, which meant we didn't get a lot of children sponsored. I was bummed. I had really been looking forward to seeing a lot of lives changed through sponsorship. We could only hope Saturday would be better.Thankfully, Saturday was a dry night. I stood at my booth and talked to people about the children who needed sponsors, and listened to great music.
At one point, I looked up at a man who was standing in front of the table watching the show going on at the Cinderella Castle. I tried not to be too obvious, but he looked exactly like Alex Kendrick of Provident Films. His wife caught me staring and smiled, and I said, "I'm sorry, but he looks just like.." and she was smiling and nodding her head. It was him!
I was so excited, I hope I didn't embarrass myself too much. I just love these life-changing movies! In fact, I think I may have blurted out that I loved him! (It's okay, I do!) I asked Alex if my husband and I could get a picture, and of course, he agreed.
Today it occurred to me that I have never shared how powerful these movies are. It is so hard to find great family movies. I want to challenge you to go out and pick up a copy of at least one of these movies.
I wish I could tell you which one is my favorite, but I really do love them all! I will say that if you know someone whose marriage is in trouble, pick up a copy of Fireproof for them. It is such a powerful movie, and I highly recommend it for anyone who wants to improve their marriage.
You can see trailers of each movie at the individual websites. Please come back and share with me what you think of these great movies! Thanks for visiting.