Behind the Sun

Behind the Sun For Christmas Esther gave the family a video she had seen while spending some time in Oklahoma City—Behind the Sun from Open Doors International. Tonight we were finally able to watch it!

This dramatic story follows the life of Samir Majan, a young man from a Muslim family who has found Christ while attending college in the United States. Returning to visit his family, Samir knows that his newfound faith could result in persecution. Little does he realize, however, the extent of danger that awaits him when his father discovers what has happened.

A roundup of comments from the family:

David: “I was shocked by the surprising ending. You’ll have to watch it and find out for yourself!”

Jonathan: “Very exciting and kept me hanging! Made me very grateful we don’t live under persecution”

Daniel: “A well-crafted storyline that keeps you on the edge of your seat”

James: “An eye-opening video of sacrifice and commitment to what is eternally important vs. what is temporally comfortable”

Esther: “This will stimulate a re-evaluation of your priorities”

Robert: “A motivation to shine brightly for Christ in the midst of a dark world”

Michael: “A renewed understanding of what it means to live for eternity and not for worldly life and comfort”

We would wholeheartedly recommend this video to everyone!


  1. Jonathan December 30, 2007 at 1:42 pm #

    That was such an inspiring movie that made you feel what it was like to be a Christian in a Muslim country. It also made you thankful for a Godly family. I was very blessed and inspired by it.

  2. Donald December 30, 2007 at 6:49 pm #

    We need more posts like this one! Thanks Robert!

  3. Don and Donna Staddon January 6, 2008 at 7:09 pm #

    Robert, this was a very meaningful way to spend an evening together as a family. I am glad you, Esther, and James could be home to view it with us.

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