I want to share two practical opportunities with you that are guaranteed to positively impact your family’s faith.
The first one will take place from Tuesday, Oct. 3, to Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. each night at almost 800 theaters around the country – and that’s the debut of the movie “MULLY.”
As you may know, “MULLY” is the incredible true story of Charles Mully, who went from being an abandoned child living on the streets to a multi-millionaire businessman and entrepreneur – and who gave it all up to save more than 12,000 children who were living on the streets of Kenya.
This movie powerfully testifies to the sanctity of every human life, and it also beautifully showcases our Heavenly Father’s heart towards His children.
And it does even more than that – it will challenge your faith.
Are we willing to take risks to obey God’s call on our lives, whatever that may look like? Will we love sacrificially and serve others? Are we willing to believe that when we step out in faith, that God will meet us – and that, through His grace, He can help us to literally change the world?
I hope you’ll consider carving out some time next week to come and watch Mully at a nearby theater. Please help us by telling your friends about it, too.
The second opportunity for families to live out their faith next week is through the Focus on the Family-sponsored, student-led “Bring Your Bible to School Day” free-speech event taking place on Thursday, Oct. 5.
On that day, an expected 500,000 public school students will share their faith with others by reading their Bibles during their free hours and talking about their faith. Is there a bigger act of love than to share Jesus with others?
If you have a son or daughter in school, please encourage them to bring their Bible to school next Thursday. And don’t forget to let us know about it. Every student who registers will receive a chance to win a trip to see the Newsboys in concert! They’ll also receive a free guide with easy tips on how to get started, downloadable posters, sticker ad T-shirt designs, information on students’ legal rights – as well as other fun, interactive activities.
So, just to reiterate:
- I hope your family will consider buying tickets to watch “MULLY” – and I hope you’ll take your friends or small group with you! And please share our trailer on your social media accounts.
- If you know of children or teens who are students in public school, from kindergarten to college, I hope you’ll tell them about “Bring Your Bible to School Day.” When they sign up to participate, they’ll find an abundance of resources that will inform them of their rights, help them lead the event in their schools, and start meaningful faith conversations with their friends. We have resources for students, parents, pastors and even teachers.
If you’re thinking about taking part in either of these special events, won’t you let me know in the comments section below? I also hope you’ll share with me other ways your family lives out its faith.