“Three Hearts” DVD, Samaritan’s Purse Project- Cissie Graham Lynch.
“A world away, three children need a miracle. How far would you go to save a life?” quote from DVD cover.
This documentary produced by Samaritan’s Purse chronicles the Children’s Heart Project which identifies children in developing countries who need heart surgery and bring them to the US to have the surgery. The developer of the documentary project is Cissie Graham Lynch, granddaughter of Billy Graham, who is a college senior and is working at Children’s Heart Project as an intern. Cissie is exposed to all the steps involved in the process and facilitates the cases of 3 families in Mongolia.
There are many volunteers involved in this process from the surgeons to host families and interpreters. The documentary is thorough in showing all steps of the process and how Samaritan’s purse is involved all along the way.
The families are cared for physically, spiritually and emotionally by gifted staff and volunteers. The film staff is careful to protect the privacy of the families during this extremely stressful time, while capturing the story in a meaningful way. Each child followed for this story was successfully treated and returned home a healthy child. The producers did share about another child whom they were unable to treat and died on the operating table. More importantly, each family is shown God’s love and given an opportunity to begin a personal relationship with Christ, and these tender moments were also shown.
Wonderful movie! Samaritan’s Purse is to be commended for providing such a wonderful and needed service to those in need of healing. This will be great for church groups to watch and perhaps donate to the program.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this DVD by Thomas Nelson Publishers to review. All opinions expressed are my own.