About the movie:
The movie tells the interwoven stories of Luke (T.J. Dalrymple) and Alé (Erin Bethea), who marry right after school and move to India to serve as missionaries for Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for those afflicted with leprosy and their families; aspiring financier Catherine (Kate Cobb), who joins a prestigious financial institution determined to make an impact on corporate America; Ryder (Matthew Florida), who lands an impressive job in social media and can’t wait to use the powerful medium for a greater good; and Ethan (Shawn-Caulin Young,) seemingly the odd man out, who struggles to find his God-given-purpose and feels sidelined by God.
“What they all come to learn is that it never really was their time,” Arnold said. “It always was, always is, God’s time.”
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I have enjoyed viewing several family-friendly Christian movies over the past few years. It is always a pleasure to be able to sit down as a family and watch a movie without worrying about the content. It also nice to watch movies with a purpose, a lesson... to be reminded of God's promises, our purpose in life, etc.
So of course, when this movie came up for review, I volunteered. This weekend, we sat down as a family to watch the This is Our Time DVD. I can't say it was my favorite movie of all times... some of the acting was a little "off", the scenes jumped around a lot, and some things were a bit difficult to follow. But the message was still there, coming through loud and clear. As the above quote said, "It never really was their time. It always was, always is, God's time." God knows the plans He has for us; He knows what the future holds. He has a plan... a plan we don't always understand, don't even always agree with. The movie reminds us that God never promised it would be easy, and reminds us that for those who God has the greatest plans, it rarely is easy. This movie is definitely a tear-jerker.
The movie also focuses on a real organization called Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for lepers and their families.
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