THE PRIEST'S SON
Christianity is dying. We’ve heard the newscasts, read the articles, and seen it smeared across the Internet. Christianity is shrinking, ineffective, powerless.
But what if—it’s not?
The Priest’s Son plants its flag firmly on the side of a triumphant God. Featuring firsthand accounts of lives transformed and the testimony of missions experts, this award-winning documentary bears witness to God’s activity in the nations. Yet, this is only one of countless stories taking place around the globe, all of which resound with the same story: God’s kingdom is advancing on the earth.
The Priest’s Son details the story of Edoh Fiozandji, the son of a tribal witch doctor, who ran away from home and narrowly escaped murder when he returned to his father confessing Jesus as Lord. From there, he went on to become one of the key missionaries in French Africa.
Edoh’s story is so fantastic that people sometimes wonder if it’s accurate. The truth is, in recording The Priest’s Son, we faced a difficulty—not of how much we could get away with adding, but of how much we had to leave out. Edoh’s story continues far beyond what a 30-minute film could possibly capture.
Today, Edoh continues to evangelize his people. As Regional Director over 16 nations, he leads missionaries toward the goal of reaching every home in French Africa with the Gospel. In 2014 alone, Every Home for Christ workers reached 6.8 million homes throughout French Africa under Edoh's leadership. His desire is that every person should one day have a church within walking distance from their home.
This kind of impact doesn’t happen without resistance. During a recent interview, Edoh stated, “In Africa, there is no faith in Christ without persecution.” In the face of such persecution, Christians are pressing on. Anti-Christian opposition, Ebola outbreaks, and rampant poverty are not enough to stop the Gospel. New stories like Edoh’s continue to be written.
Behind the Scenes
While the media talks loudly about the Church’s demise, nameless missionaries around the world are faithfully advancing the Gospel. One of our goals in making The Priest’s Son was to hold a megaphone to this story.
Just as Edoh believes that a small band of dedicated Christians can have an enormous impact in his community, we bet on the fact that a short film could change lives with his story.
Since its release, The Priest’s Son has been viewed on the internet by tens of thousands people all throughout the world. In 2014 it was awarded a Silver Telly Award in the nonprofit category and a Bronze Telly Award in the documentary category.
It’s not popular in some circles to admit that money is necessary as we seek to reach the unreached with the Gospel. But in the details of Edoh’s story, we find that the Gospel was printed on physical pieces of paper, transported with cars that ran on gas, and preached by missionaries with families and grocery bills—all of which require funds.
Edoh has the vision to reach millions more people with the Gospel. We want to rally all the support for him we can.
If you’ve seen The Priest’s Son and would like to become a part of Edoh’s story, you can give to help Edoh today.