“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.”
by: Kerri Young
My family has been blessed with the addition of two beautiful little boys who were adopted from Guatemala by my older brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Amelia Moore. Scott and Amelia are two of the most creative people I know and the Lord has blessed them beyond measure with the artistic gifts and talent to create inspiring art, photographs, and music as well as compelling stories through film. Amelia is a professional photographer (if you read People Magazine you might have seen her work on the front page a month or so ago because she shot the wedding of MTV’s Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears Quarterback Jay Cutler. If you live in the Nashville area, hire her! She does amazing work. See below of my family.).
Scott is a professional film maker and has written, produced and basically created from inception to completion two documentaries about Guatemala, along with some other short projects.
When Scott and Amelia visited Guatemala to adopt my nephews, the Lord used their experiences there to transform their hearts and set them on a different path and vision for their lives. They came home and started a production company called Athentikos, with the vision of “inspiring through the art of story.” “Reparando” and a second documentary called “Becoming Fools” are the beautifully inspiring creations birthed out of their passion for the people of Guatemala and for what the Lord is doing to make beauty out of ashes in such a, at times, heartbreaking place.
“Reparando” is a story of hope that will stir your heart and encourage you that God can, indeed, make light out of darkness. It addresses some difficult issues (drug use and the effects of war), but it handles them appropriately and shows a clear picture of redemption, so I would say it is safe for kids over 8 years of age (though some kids might not be that interested because it’s not a fast-paced movie; it’s a documentary–my 8 year old likes it because she knows it’s her Uncle Scott talking and has heard all about the movie since she was little). =) Here is a link to the official website and trailer.
I wanted to share with you because “Reparando” has recently been made available for streaming on Amazon.com. Check it out here. I am SO BEYOND EXCITED about this and unbelievably proud of my brother and sister-in-law! If you are an Amazon Prime Member, you can watch it for free!
I would be so grateful if you could watch it and take a few minutes to leave an honest review. Then, please spread the word on social media sites. The more reviews and watches it receives, the greater the chance of it staying available on Amazon. Thanks so much and happy viewing!