Gabriel & Lorraine Varela are part of the team which oversaw the production of the movie UNPLANNED, which explores Abby Johnson’s journey from Planned Parenthood clinic director to pro-life advocate. Abby’s story is an emotional roller coaster for many women and men whose lives have been touched by abortion. They are also founders of Inspiring Faith International where they lead an intercessory prayer team in daily prayer for producers and teams, and for the films that God has put into their hands in the entertainment industry. During filming, they are the pastors-on-location for cast and crew, leading in times of worship and prayer. Lorraine has also released 3 books called “Powerful moments in the presence of God,” “Love in the Face of Isis,” and “Planned from the start: a Healing Devotional.” inspiringfaith.us
Jason Stevens is a former Rugby League player who has featured regularly on “The Footy Show.” He shares about his faith, his love for God’s word & the heart behind his book, “Worth the wait.” Jason has also written & produced a movie called “Chasing Comets.” It’s loosely based on Jason’s life & how he found faith. Featuring Stan Walker, Beau Ryan and a stellar cast, Jason is hoping this will be the first of many films. celebrityspeakers.com.au/jason-stevens/
Sam Humphrey is a New Zealand born actor who’s best know for playing General Tom Thumb in the film The Greatest Showman. He’s also been featured on the TV show Neighbours. He was born with a rare genetic disorder. A common form of dwarfism. As a child he was also diagnosed with the inflammatory bowel condition Crohn’s disease and spent a lot of time visiting hospitals and doctors. He attempted suicide several times, but with the support of his family, his faith and his resilience, he was able to overcome his challenges and pursue his dream of becoming an actor. He said that as a teenager his self-confidence and self-esteem was plummeting and he was bullied as a teenager. He said that because he had God in his life he was given that snap transformation from depression into becoming an overcomer in Christ. You know the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, “If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” No matter what we’re going through in life, no matter how bad the circumstances are, lets not look to the circumstances, let us look to the one who can save us in the midst of our circumstances. Sam Humphrey has now been a youth leader and he’s now sharing a message of hope all over the world. Because of the platform God gave him through the film “The Greatest Showman”. You know the Bible tells us that God can bring beauty out of ashes. No matter what you’re going through today, just remember, God has a plan and a purpose for your life.
Sam Humphrey is a New Zealand born actor who is best known for playing General Tom Thumb in the film The Greatest Showman, he’s also featured on the TV show, Neighbours. He was born with a rare genetic disorder called Acrodysplasia, a very rare form of dwarfism. As a child he was also diagnosed with the inflammatory bowel condition Crohn’s disease and has spent a lifetime visiting hospitals. He had attempted suicide several times, but with support from his family, his faith and his resilience, he was able to overcome his challenges and pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Listen in to hear about his time as a youth leader at his local church, and how God has transformed his life!
Bill Bolthouse is the producer of Trade of Innocents, a thriller independent film starring Dermot Mulroney. It was shot on location in Bangkok, Thailand. The film will look to bring awareness and involvement to work against human trafficking. www.tradeofinnocentsthemovie.com
Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of the Christ” is one of the most powerful, life-changing, history making movies ever. Hear what Mel has to say about how making the movie changed him on the “Passion of the Christ” radio special.
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