Friday, August 13, 2010

C.C.C. and Eat, Pray and Love

Did you know that Calvary Christian Center and the new movie Eat, Pray and Love have something in common?  The movie (which I don't plan to see), opens August, Friday 13th, starring Julia Roberts.  There's been a lot of hoopla surrounding its release, so I thought I'd read up a bit.

One reviewer called the movie, which is based on the book by the same title, a, "A thin story, on paper as well as on screen." It's story about a privileged, 30-something woman who ends her marriage for vague reasons and decides to get in touch with her true self. She begins her journey, supported by a $200k book advance, in Italy first, for the cuisine; then it's on to India to meditate and then on to Bali in Indonesia to find love.

It's the Bali connection that C.C.C. shares with the movie.  Back in 2009, C.C.C. partnered with Faith Comes by Hearing to provide the New Testament on a Proclaimer, a digital player dedicated to playing God's Word, in this case, in the Balinese language.  We raised $6,000 to provide Proclaimers  for reading groups in small villages throughout Bali.  

It's our continued prayer that the Balinese people find love in Bali as well – the love of God in Jesus Christ!

Pastor Van

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