This Is Our Time, distributed by Pure Flix, follows the post-collegiate lives of five friends connected by their strong belief in God who all long to make a meaningful difference in the world. But when tragedy strikes the close-knit group, their friendship and their faith are tested in ways they never imagined.
This is an inspirational film about what it really means, and what it really takes, to follow the call of God in your life. “The experiences the characters in THIS IS OUR TIME face are the kinds of real-life ups and downs, successes and devastation, all of us encounter in living life,” said Lisa Arnold, the film’s writer, director and co-producer. “I wanted to tell a story that would resonate with young people just stepping out into the world to make their mark that would help them see that no matter the circumstances they face, God is always with them, loving them, guiding them.”
The movie tells the interwoven stories of Luke (T.J. Dalrymple) and Alé (Erin Bethea), who marry right after school and move to India to serve as missionaries for Embrace A Village, a ministry that cares for those afflicted with leprosy and their families; aspiring financier Catherine (Kate Cobb), who joins a prestigious financial institution determined to make an impact on corporate America; Ryder (Matthew Florida), who lands an impressive job in social media and can’t wait to use the powerful medium for a greater good; and Ethan (Shawn-Caulin Young,) seemingly the odd man out, who struggles to find his God-given-purpose and feels sidelined by God.
“What they all come to learn is that it never really was their time,” Arnold said. “It always was, always is, God’s time.”
This Is Our Time is a powerful movie that will encourage you in your walk with the Lord. We all go through hard times and things that seem insurmountable but This Is Our Time shows us how to see God in those times. It is not an easy story to watch but it is worth it. It is a two hanky movie to be sure. At one point I actually moaned out loud to keep from crying even more! I loved the way they showed the characters struggling with events in their lives and not just giving the pat answer, "it must be God's will." They wrestled with their grief and anger and struggled like we all do sometimes.
If you are looking for an uplifting family movie, this is the one for you. I might not suggest it for young kids as the subject matter might be tough for them to process but it is a great conversation starter for teens and older kids.
If you want to check it out for yourself, here are some websites to visit. Don't forget to check out the trailer as well.
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