Living Hope Documentary Review

This is the documentary review and movie trailer to the movie Living Hope. Even in the darkness of despair, there is hope. Narrated by Joel Smallbone of For King & Country.

Living Hope Trailer


Living Hope Review


90 minutes run time

Winner of 5 Dove Awards

Cape Town, South Africa

Living Hope DVD

Living Hope is the story of three extraordinary individuals who have devoted their lives to serving the poor in South Africa. It is feature length documentary.

John Thomas, a pastor who is leading his church to serve the sick, hungry and dying in the communities that surround them. Journey beside John through the neighbors where they work, meet the people their ministry has impacted and hear from his heart why they chose to make a stand for the poor.

Joey Lankford, a businessman and father of four who moved his young family from United States to Cape Town. Journey beside Joey as he equips men and women with job skills and leads them out of the bondage of poverty.

Leonie Rustin, a single mom and nursing assistant, who turned from a life of crippling drug addiction to follow Christ. Journey beside Leonie as she attempts to help other in her community unshackle the chains of addiction and prostitution.


My Review & Some Notes:

Matthew 25 was stated at the start of the documentary.

College Grove, TN was mentioned in this movie too. That is where Joey Lankford was from. This is a town close to Nashville, TN. Deuteronomy 31:8 – Let Him have my life and He will direct it. Brentwood Baptist Church in Brentwood, TN mentioned int his documentary. I noticed he wears a Tennessee Vols Sun visor in the documentary.

Luke 4:18

King of Kings Baptist Center formed Living Hope

Living Care – Serves the Sick and the Dying

Living Grace – Serves the Homeless and Substance Abusers

Living Way – Trains the Jobless

Living Right – Teaches Prevention

Matthew 25:36

Appearance of Michael W. Smith

Living Hope is the only church that is funded by the US Government.

There is a lot of Bible verses mentioned and put up on the screen.

Lelethu means The Lord is My Hope

I enjoyed learning the Living Hope Ministry in this documentary.

I think it would be awesome to go on a mission trip.

Watch this documentary and get moved by it and feel like you are a part of this mission field in South Africa.

Learn more about Living Hope, to give or volunteer and more visit

Living Hope DVD Case
Living Hope Movie
Living Hope Ministry Website

I was given a free DVD to do this unbiased review. This is my unbiased review.

About the Author

Author: Steve Patterson

A Christian Blogger that enjoys blogging about the Bible, Theology, God, Jesus Christ, Christian Music, Family, Cats, Odd Holidays, sewing and much more. I have been blogging since 2004, however, I have been blogging on Courageous Christian Father since 2012. I enjoy listening to Christian Music. I am married with 1 daughter, 2 step-sons and a step daughter.

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