the Story And Hope of Mexico's street kids
Ree Boado, a singer-songwriter from Nashville, TN. has never been out of the country, much less on a mission trip, but now she is sitting behind a metro station, surrounded by street kids, in the middle of a monster of a city filled twenty-two million people. These orphaned kids are filthy, and on drugs. The smell of huffing solvent, which they use to get high, and urine is almost too much to bear. But Ree, hiding her nervousness, sits resolute, with a smile on her face. Why would someone leave the comfort of their home in the U.S., to go and be with these kids? For Ree it is easy, because Jesus commands us to go and love them.
According to which study you prefer, Mexico City reigns as the first or second most populated city in the world. Impoverished Mexicans anxiously move to this city believing there is hope. They have left their small villages in the plains, mountains, tropics, or desert, because they are desperate and believe somehow, once they arrive in the city, they will be able to provide for their families. Before long, under the weight of the unforgiving city, their hopes are dashed.
In order to survive, families start doing the unthinkable. In some cases, parents have brought their children to large tourist parks, walked into the middle of the large crowd, and simply let go of their child’s hand and walked away. The children left standing in the middle of a mass of people frantic and scared. The parents thoughts? That some family with money, or a vendor will take the child in and care for them. The reality is the children, some as young as eight years old, will be absorbed by one of the many street kid’s clusters that are so prevalent in the city, lost to a life of emptiness, desperation, and an early death.
Imagine if your children lived on the street, in a makeshift shack under a bridge, in the sewer, or in a box. This is the reality of 25,000 kids, under the age of 18, in Mexico City. Where do these kids find hope? Follow Ree, and a team of missionaries, as they set their sights on helping the street kids by introducing them to the one that saves.
Proceeds from this film will go directly to Relentless Pursuit's Street Kid's Project.
Featuring: Ree Boado, Dr. James Merritt, Dr. Neil T. Anderson
“Documenting the true struggles of homeless kids in Mexico, Invisible is an inspiring call and a loving challenge for Christians to minister to the needy. Singer-songwriter Ree Boado journeys to Mexico, befriending the homeless and seeking to help. The experience is a descent into poverty and despair, both literally and figuratively, with sewers becoming shelter, rampant drug addiction, and spiritual warfare. Yet, in the midst of the darkness, the Light of God is the solution. The documentary is an inspiration for believers to do something: go to the mission field, donate, pray.
Invisible is inspiring, challenging, and impactful. While it communicates the realities of deep darkness, it promotes gracious light.” - Dove.org
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