I was recently selected to receive copies of the new DVD’s from Answers in Genesis – “The Wild Brothers”. I have received DVD 1 “Welcome to our World” and DVD 2 “Jewels of the Jungle. I was given these to review for my blog. All opinions are my own. I have not been paid to write this review, and the links are not affiliate links. I share them because I want to, not because I am paid to.
I’m just going to be up front and honest – I LOVE these DVD’s!
In “The Wild Brothers – Welcome to our World” we are introduced to a homeschooling missionary family – Mike, Libby and their 4 boys – Morgan, Hudson, Kian, and Asher – who are a part of New Tribes Mission and have gone to serve in a remote jungle of a Southeast Pacific Island. They live among the Wano people, whom they have built relationships with. This first DVD gives us insight into their life, their world. We learn about the joy and hardships that come with the great commission. It is good for my family to see how people live in other parts of the world. An area that is complete different from anything we know, or have been exposed to. Yet this family has gone and made this their home. They care for these people. They work together, learn together, eat together. Beginning with the book Genesis, they teach these people about God our Creator, and through this they are able to share the Gospel. We see how the Wilds have used natural resources to build their home – literally from the ground up. We are introduced to their pets – orphaned animals they have taken in to care for. We also learn that they are there to build an air strip so that these people have access to things they need, like medical supplies.
The second DVD “Jewels of the Jungle” is my children’s favorite. In this episode, the Wild family share with us how they collect and study different insects in their jungle. We get to go on an adventure with them to a river where they collect many different butterflies.They also do a night-time collection, that is so much fun to watch – but I personally would not want to be a part of! :) Some people may read this and ask how collecting bugs can help spread the Gospel… But really, it is a wonderful way! What better way to introduce someone to our Creator, than by pointing them to His creation? By doing this, you spark a conversation which will lead to questions, which lead to an opportunity to share Jesus. It is beautiful.
These DVD’s have some fun bonus material. They also both come with a discussion guide to help spark conversation within your own family, or with friends. They also share additional resources available to you and your family.
I encourage you to get these DVD’s for yourself, or as a gift. They truly are fun to watch, and really get you thinking about life on the other side of our world.
You can learn more about this family through their blog and by “Liking” them on facebook.
You can also go to www.thewildbrothers.com
And of course you can find these DVD’s and many other fascinating resources and articles at Answers in Genesis.