Ben-Hur is currently playing at the movie theater in Bamako. We made special arrangements for an English showing for our Go Global English students last night. We had over 30 people attend. As an added bonus, the movie was in 3D. Bamako has the only movie theater in West Africa capable of showing 3D films.
After the movie, we returned to Go Global for a light meal and discussion about the movie. The discussions centered on Judah Ben-Hur's change from a life of revenge to a life for forgiveness. Our students were intrigued by this along with Jesus' words, actions, and ultimate sacrifice in the movie. It opened up some powerful conversations about redemption and forgiveness in Christ