Mully might just be the most powerful movie you ever see. I was recently given the opportunity to pre-view this breathtaking true story before it is released to theaters for a special nationwide showing next week.
If you have never heard of Mully, once you see this docudrama you won’t soon forget him. Deserted by his family at age 6, Dr. Charles Mully was abandoned, left to live his life, alone, as a beggar on the streets of Kenya, Africa. One day, as he had hit one of his lowest points in his life, he was invited into a church to hear a message – a message that would change his life. He not only found Jesus that day, he found a hope that he hadn’t felt before. Soon after he found a new life working for a wealthy family in Nairobi, Kenya.
As the years carried on he found steady employment through the compassion of a businessman. He met and married his wife, Esther, started their family, all the while growing many business in transportation, tires, and even oil. By the 1980s he had become a millionaire. That would be amazing enough if the story stopped right there – but there is so much more to this man’s life. This isn’t just a rags to riches story. It is a story of redemption, grace, forgiveness, and faith. It is the story of one man hearing God’s voice and being obedient to the call. Even if it would cost him.
As you will soon learn, Dr. Charles Mully would feel a call to give up everything he had and give it to the poor. He would, in fact, give up his living, his businesses, and even his home as he and his wife devoted themselves to the call to rescue the orphans of Kenya. The story of this man’s courageous life should awaken us all to listen to where God is leading us and to live out our faith in action.
He risked losing everything: his wealth, his dignity, and respect from the community. He even endured being scorned by their church. Yet, he pressed on, never turning, never wavering, as he walked on in faith. God wasn’t only with him and his family, God moved in amazing ways.
In this powerful example of hope, faith, and God’s love for the orphans, Dr. Mully went from being fatherless to being the father of “The World’s Largest Family,” as he has rescued over 12,000 children from the streets of Kenya. This movie was filmed on location in Kenya, Africa, and will tell this story featuring interviews with Dr. Mully, his wife, Esther, his 8 biological children and many of the children that have been rescued.
Focus on the Family is the major promotional partner for this award-winning docudrama. As Focus on the Family President, Jim Daly, said, “Dr. Charles Mully provides us with an excellent example of Christian faith in action. This theatrical event will inspire you to consider how you and your loved ones might embrace the cause of the more than 150 million orphans worldwide.”
“My hope is that this documentary will encourage people, especially Christians, to ‘trust inthe Lord with all their heart and not to lean on their own understanding’…to be obedient and say yes to God when He calls them,” says Dr. Mully. “Each and every one of us needs to know that we are God’s creation, we are His people, and should be ready to move from our comfort zone to wherever He sends us.”
I’m thrilled to announce that I will share more about this amazing story next week after I get a chance to interview Dr. Mully! Please check back and also please be in prayer. Please pray for the Mully Family, for Kenya, and please also pray that not only lives will be changed but that churches will be called to action through the sharing of this man’s faith. For more information, click here.
Audiences can experience “MULLY” in movie theaters nationwide on Tuesday, Oct. 3, Wednesday, Oct. 4 and Thursday, Oct. 5 only at 7:00 p.m. local time each day. Tickets are available online, with a portion of the film’s proceeds going to support orphans domestically and internationally.
For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).