Projecting Hope


This weekend we had the wonderful opportunity to take advantage of a beautiful and inspiring event called “Projecting Hope.”

We were made aware of this film festival through our awesome adoption agency, Bethany Christian Services, that are so good at keeping their families in the loop of  events in the area that their families might benefit from.

This was our first year attending, but it won’t be our last.

It was an amazing event.


Here is a little information about “Projecting Hope”

“The Projecting Hope Film Festival is a highly-anticipated, annual event that has been held in Pittsburgh for over a decade. Each year, thousands of patrons come out for a powerful weekend of faith-focused and life-changing entertainment. Today’s faith-based films are well-crafted, nuanced, works of art.”

Powerful Movies

Movies are the story-telling medium of our generation. They make us laugh and cry. They can remind us of our humanity, and point us to our Creator. Join the Projecting Hope Film Festival as we honor amazing movies … films that inspire, encourage and uplift by promoting life-affirming, God-honoring values. 


Free Admission

Thanks to our fantastic sponsors, all the movies at the Projecting Hope Film Festival are free to the public! Yes, that’s right … all the movies are completely free of charge.  We couldn’t do that without the support of local community-minded businesses.  We encourage you to thank them for their participation.

An Experience You Won’t Forget

There is just something special about seeing movies on a larger-than-life screen, in the company of others. But The Projecting Hope Film Festival isn’t just about watching great films … it’s meant to be an experience … an experience that will remain with you long after the show is over and you have left the theater.
There were 10 different movies being offered to the public.  We decided to reserve free tickets to two of the movies. It was a wonderful, fun, free, family activity for our last day before Toby leaves for 6 weeks.
We saw two inspiring movies.
The first was “I am not Ashamed,” the powerful, true story of Rachel Joy Scott, the first student killed in Columbine High School shooting. Based on Rachel’s honest and heartfelt journals, the movie was  a hope-filled reminder that when we put our lives in God’s hands, we can make a world of difference.
The second movie we saw was “The Resurrection of Gavin Stone.” This was an early preview movie that will be released officially on January 20, 2017.
This was a delightful movie that we all LOVED!!
It is the story of Gavin Stone, a washed-up former child star, who is forced to do community service at a local megachurch. He pretends to be a Christian so he can land the part of Jesus in their annual Passion Play, only to discover that the most important role of his life is far from Hollywood.
I laughed. I cried, And I left wanting to return the next day to see it again. A definite two thumbs up, faith strengthening movie.
Thank you to “Projecting Hope” and their generous sponsors. It was a wonderful event!

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