What do you think of when you hear the word “adoption?”
Grand Oaks Baptist Assembly will be replacing a long-standing structure on their camp ground in the coming year. Parker Hall will be torn down to make way for a new multi-purpose building which will include a gymnasium, camp offices, classrooms and a concrete storm shelter on the lower level.
“Saying Christmas should be more about Jesus is a little like saying Thanksgiving should be more about giving thanks. It’s in the name of the holiday,” said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research, based in Nashville. “Yet, it appears there is less cultural expectation for celebrations of the Christmas holiday to include the religious aspect.”
“The reason this film could look as good as it did on that small a budget is that the people who worked on it – both behind and in front of the camera – really wanted to be a part of it and took cuts in pay,” Zamperini said. “It was a labor of love for them and it showed. I’ve done screenings with a lot of veterans in the audience and I’ve been told we accurately portrayed the flashbacks and PTSD. I’ve probably seen the movie more than a dozen time and I still like it