How often do we fall victim to the labels we put on ourself everyday? How often do we allow other’s perception of us define who we are? If this is something that you go through, like many of us, than watch this short film and learn how none of that matters.
The winner of the 2015 Oakland Community College Film Festival, One Last Run is the story of two women at the brink of a life changing decision that could ultimately destroy them, or bring them to the Light. What road will they take?
The Easter Sunday of 2014 in Pontiac, Michigan was a moment the city would never forget. After years of attempting to purchase the concert venue Clutch Cargo and transform it back into a church, Pastor Kent Clark of Grace Gospel Fellowship had his dream come true. This is that story, told from eyewitness accounts, archival news footage, and a soundtrack that never lets up, this is the story of a club with 7 bars being transformed into a church with a hundred pews.
Meet Johnny, he was a recovering addict when he found out he had stage 4 cancer. In this video he explains where he gets the strength to push through on a daily basis. Johnny hopes to encourage those ,who may be going through similar trials and tribulations, to trust in the Lord and never give up.
Natalie’s relationship with Christ started when she was 8 years old. She has discovered that following the Lord isn’t just something we have to do. She believes that walking with God can be fun also! Natalie has never had a father in her life. That is who God is to her. He is her father and her best friend. Natalie shares that following God has helped her relationships with others. She appreciates that the quality of her relationships is based on happiness. Natalie also expresses her beliefs in repentance. She knows that sometimes she still sins. Yet she also believes that God’s love is enough. She knows that God loves her unconditionally. She even knows that her failures can help others to believe in God and believe in themselves.
“A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in His holy dwelling.”
Joe describes how broken he felt when he came to know the Lord. Feelings of abandonment and being lost caused him to seek Christ. He knew very little about God. All he remembered were things he had heard over the years. His knowledge about God was nothing more than a distant memory. Today Joe can say that through prayer he feels the closeness of a relationship with God. He expresses how when he calls out to God, he feels that God truly hears him. Joe’s personal relationships have also been restored because of God. Once in Joe’s life, his own mother had abandoned him. But today, Joe has repaired the damage from the past. He is now welcome in his mother’s home and even has his own room!
There is very little we can be sure of in our lives. Yet there is one thing we do know. When we call out to Christ, He hears us. It is through the comfort we receive from His presence, that we have strength to persevere.
“The eyes of the Lord are too the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry”
Courtney shares that she was raised in a Christian household. She also shares that the pressures of high school caused her to fall away. One night she realized that she no longer felt she had purpose in her life. After becoming involved with a Christian organization, Christ’s purpose for her life became evident. It was at that moment she learned to serve and to develop her personal relationship with Christ. Courtney learned about the unconditional love of God. This is what motivates her in work, relationships and prayers today. She currently helps with young teenagers and the struggles they go through. Helping these kids have become part of the purpose God has placed in her life. God has a way of turning our struggles into what He uses for us to help others. Courtney is also involved in ministry with her church, one of those ministries is an outreach ministry that travels all over the world to preach the Gospel. Right now she is helping train a group that will be going to Guatemala in the summer of 2014.
“Direct your child on the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”