The movie doesn’t debut for another two weeks, but already “The Drop Box” is selling out theaters in cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, San Diego, Miami, Denver, San Antonio, Phoenix, St. Louis and right here in Colorado Springs.
We’re really encouraged by this positive response to the film that we’ve produced in partnership with Kindred Image. Church and community leaders are purchasing group tickets or even buying out theaters so they can help spread the important message this movie brings.
But this documentary isn’t just about garnering a big audience.
It’s about ministering to the individual, and often in profound ways.
In fact, as I’ve shared previously, the Lord used South Korean Pastor Lee Jong-rak and the children in his care to reach 20-something director Brian Ivie, who came to faith in Jesus Christ as he made this film.
What was it that grabbed hold of this young man’s heart?
Among other things, it was seeing the story of God’s sacrificial love manifest in the life of Pastor Lee, who has helped rescue more than 600 babies who would have otherwise been abandoned.
Brian began the project thinking the production would punch his “golden ticket” to Hollywood fame and fortune.
Instead, it changed the trajectory of his life and his eternal destiny.
As I’ve shared before, “The Drop Box” is a story that will both break your heart and fill you with hope. It will also remind you of the life-changing difference just one person can make in this world.
We’re praying this movie will help raise awareness about Pastor Lee and his lifesaving work in Seoul.
We’re also hoping the project will call renewed attention to the more than 150 million orphans worldwide. That figure includes about 100,000 children waiting for adoptive families right here in the U.S. foster care system.
But we can’t reach all the people who need to see this movie without your help.
If you lead a small, youth or a community group of some sort, can you prayerfully consider taking them to this movie?
If you have a passion to make a difference for Christ in this world, please think about gathering a group of like-minded family and friends to attend together.
More than just a movie, this will be a limited-time event for three nights only on March 3, 4, and 5 for U.S. audiences (March 4 and 5 in Canada) that will include an exclusive panel discussion that will help equip viewers to be part of the solution. The conversation features recording artist Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, President of Show Hope, Mary Beth; Brian Ivie; Kelly Rosati, Focus’ vice president of community outreach; and myself.
I’ll leave you with a special video sharing a bit of the heart behind “The Drop Box.”