Monday, March 02, 2015

The Drop Box, a film that will change your life

The Drop Box, released by Focus on the Family and showing in various cinemas nationwide now through March 4th, is a stunning, compelling true story about Pastor Lee Jong-rak of South Korea who saves babies.

Together with his wife—and with the help of other loving Christians—Pastor Jong-rak works tirelessly day and night to take care of the abandoned babies that are dropped off in what is called “The Baby box”—a drop box where birth-mothers can place their babies and know they will be cared for and loved.

Jong-rak’s journey begun through the birth of his own and his own handicapped son who, in essence, becomes the icon and centerpiece of the entire story. Many of the babies who are dropped off are handicapped in some way of other, whether Downs syndrome, physical handicaps, or premature, they share complex issues. But those issues do not hinder the outpouring of love and care Pastor Jong-rak and his team give them. They quickly become members of a large family where love reigns.

Focus-on-the-Family partnered with Kindred Image and Arbella Studios to bring us The Drop Box with the purpose of not only sharing a beautiful true story, but of hopefully touching hearts to the core to choose life and to care for children. The film highlights the need for global orphan care, adoption, and post-adoption support.

The Drop Box also shines a light on the deep love of God, the love that never forgets any child, the love that compels those who are open to it to act radically so others may see the Light. Pastor Jong-rak is such a person—one who acts with radical love no matter what it costs him.

See the trailer here at Look for the film in a local theater, and be sure to bring a large box of Kleenex. You’ll need them. The film is not the best cinematic production—some cartoon drawings interspersed in the documentary and a lot of sub-titles to read—but the story is so powerful, so life-changing, you hardly notice.

Janey DeMeo M.A.

Copyright © March 2015

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