Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Three Hearts

I was recently given a chance to review this new documentary put together by Samaritan's Purse about the Children's Heart Project.  This film follows three children from Mongolia with congenital heart defects who were chosen to participate in this program, from the moment they are told they will receive life-saving surgery in the United States to the time they return home.  You get to see their home land, meet their families, learn more about the Children's Heart Project and what it does, and see the generosity and love of many people who make it all possible. 

My favorite thing about this program is that they not only meet the physical need of surgery for the children, but they meet their spiritual needs as well.  When the mothers and children come into the United States they stay with host families and are supported by host churches who show them where to find hope.  Many of them go home healed in more ways than one.  From what I understand, the doctors and hospitals involved volunteer their time.  The money raised is for screening and initial tests in the child's home country and their transportation to get here.  There are currently over 200 children on a waiting list who will die without a surgery that cannot be performed in their own country.

This film does a great job of highlighting the great need that is out there and the difference that we can make.
To learn more about the Children's Heart Project go to http://www.threeheartsmovie.com/

I was given a complimentary copy of this DVD by Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

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