Ahead of the first showing of FACING DARKNESS, One.org had a blog post written by Arthur Rasco of Samaritan’s Purse, the director of FACING DARKNESS. In his piece, Arthur writes about Joseph, a Liberian whose life has been dramatically changed by the Ebola epidemic.
Joseph Gbembo credits Samaritan’s Purse for saving his life and educating him about Ebola. He told me that God “didn’t make a mistake by sending Samaritan’s Purse in Liberia. It’s really for the purpose to save life.”
In crafting the documentary, Arthur saw Joseph’s incredible story as a beautiful illustration of a challenging concept.
In FACING DARKNESS, I tried to subtly weave in the premise that fear leads to death, but courage leads to life. And I think that Joseph embodies that notion well: In the face of danger, because of the education he had, Joseph could be courageous, help people and stay alive.
If you saw FACING DARKNESS, you too have been inspired by Joseph—as well as the many other people you interact with during the film. If you haven’t seen the movie, you have one last chance: Monday, April 10.
Be sure to get your tickets today and get ready to be inspired by God’s work through Samaritan’s Purse!