58: The Film
Source: Australian Christian Channel
5 Jun 2012
58: THE FILM is the inspiring true story of the global Church in action. Confront the brutal reality of extreme poverty and meet those who live out the True Fast of Isaiah 58 and create stunning new possibilities for the future. Travel from the sun-scorched plains of rural Ethiopia to British shopping centers, from Brazilian ganglands and the enslaving quarries of India to western churches, businesses and conferences.
58: invites audiences to discover the incredible work of God through His people in our hurting world. Meet ordinary people, hear their stories, and see their struggles and their victories as 58: shows the relentlessly loving God at work through His Church bringing hope to the darkest challenges of our day. Experience eye-opening reasons to lift our expectations of the future.
Woven with Biblical truth, this ﬁlm draws audiences into life-changing examples of the True Fast of Isaiah 58 - Ethiopian Christians working to restore their environment, an American business owner promoting Fair Trade coffee and connecting his local community with the work of ending poverty, a local pastor in India working to be a Good Samaritan to those enslaved by bonded labor, and the sacriﬁcial generosity of New York youth giving up their own food for the sake of those with even less. These impatient revolutionaries and ordinary prophets present viewers with an empowering vision of the Church rising up to its remarkable potential to end extreme poverty, by bringing God's words through Isaiah to life in our time, in our day.
Compassion Australia are touring this film in various locations throughout Australia, hop over to the 58: The Film website for information on local screenings, hosting opportunities and how you can be involved in the live58: movement.
58: The Film, on the Australian Christian Channel.
29th June, 8pm.