Announcing a joint missions event with Gordon-Conwell’s J Christy Wilson Jr. Center for World Missions and Park Street Church in Boston:
Dr. Tom Little was a graduate of Gordon-Conwell and an optometrist who served in Afghanistan for over 30 years. The film explores the complexities of the person, the good impact and the difficulties of his family’s sacrificial service in a hard place.
“The Hard Places chronicles the extraordinary journey of a man who chose to forsake a life of comfort and security in order to touch the lives of strangers and deliver the gift of sight in one of the most dangerous places on earth—Afghanistan” (imbd.com).
About the filmmaker:Dan Swinton, a documentary filmmaker, will screen his movie The Hard Places at this ethnic dinner & movie event. Dan is a multi-Emmy award-winning visual storyteller and documentary veteran. He spent over ten years working at PBS stations in New York where he produced numerous documentaries, television series and original multi-media content. As a filmmaker his work often explores aspects of Christianity as he seeks to understand the faith journey of those whose lives have taken unconventional paths.
Additional event details:
Dinner is at 6:00 p.m. in the Welcome Center, and the movie will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. Cost for dinner is $15 per person ($10 for students). Registration is required for dinner. If you’re planning to come for the movie only then there’s no cost, and no need to register.
Kids can participate in the regularly scheduled “Friday Night Live” from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Registration for ages 0-6th grade is required here.
Visit parkstreet.org/missions for the full conference schedule.