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Run Time : 37 minutes
Languages : English
Fishflix Stock No : LM1220022
Rating : NR
UPC Number : 727985013015
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Torchlighters: Perpetua She refused to forsake Christ. Heroes worth following


In Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story, a young woman named Perpetua is imprisoned for standing true to her newly found Christian faith in Carthage, Africa in the year 203 A.D. What she has to do to be released is simple to many. Present an ounce of incense to the Roman gods in honor of their recognition. All eyes are on Perpetua as she decides what to do. The Perpetua Story, a story filled with courage and impact from the days after Christ.


Roman Government


Shown in Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story, the Roman leader of Carthage in 202 A.D. made an edict of no new Christian conversions. It was prohibited in every form. Since there was an order to present a sacrifice to Carthage’s ruler, its regime saw the Christians as enemies as they declined to honor anyone but God. The government needed to get rid of them and not let them gain more followers.


Even though coming to Christ was prohibited in any way, in Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story throughout Carthage more and more people would come to the Lord. Not worrying about cruel punishment, all people from different social status, different ages, and different forms of thinking would assemble in masses. In hiding they would preach, glorify and give thanks to God as they came together in a much deeper level and their love and faithfulness to the Lord grew even stronger.


Perpetua and her friends’ situation


Perpetua from Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story, a young mother, took the chance and became a new Christian along with other people who all quickly become friends but most importantly brothers and sisters. In one of their worship assemblies, soldiers of the Roman empire apprehend many believers who were about to have a baptism ceremony. Among those arrested, Perpetua and four of her friends find themselves in a difficult situation but are strengthened in their unity and their faithfulness to Christ.


To become free and go back home to their family, in Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story, all who were arrested had to offer a bit of incense in honor of Carthage’s ruler who thought of himself as a god. In this situation, many people decide to follow what had been ordered in desire to be back in their homes but a certain group, including Perpetua, declined to honor the emperor like a god. They knew they served the real God. In consequence, they are thrown in prison where awful darkness and dangers lie, where not many people would have hope to ever become free again.


In Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story, throughout Perpetua’s imprisonment, she kept a chronicle or journal where she wrote about the hardships and how she felt that God was there with her and the other believers. She would write about how other friends who were believers would visit them in prison. How Perpetua’s little child was permitted to stay with her. That one of their educators would spend days with them in jail to be with them in their trials. She wrote about trusting God and the special visions He had let them see. One of the visions showed them how they would die for the cause of Christ but to remain strengthened for they would have everlasting life in Heaven.


In the day of the hearing, Perpetua’s father tried to convince his beloved daughter to do as the emperor said. But even though going back home with her father & her baby was effectively something part of her wanted to do, she stood strong in her faith and denied offering the incense to the emperor. Then in the Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story, Perpetua and her friends were then sent to a stadium were hundreds of people stood cheering to see them executed. Wild animals were released to harm them but as the crowd grew restless demanding them to be killed. Soldiers took action and Perpetua and the others were killed by sword.


The effect of Perpetua’s story


Due to Perpetua & her friends’ faith and courageousness many people who were there in the execution were led to Christ and discovered their way to the Church. Her example spoke a thousand words to countless gathered there and changed their life to the better as they went to embark the Christian way. The testimonial mentioned in Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story, inspires and motivates all to focus on Jesus, the Higher Power who is bigger than all of us and not give any way to other things who makes us change our view and mindset. Perpetua’s conviction and trust on God was revolutionary all around and encourages people in actuality to whole heartedly trust in God’s plan.


More Info


As in Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story, the Torchlighters animated series is addressed to children as they witness Christianity throughout history via real heroes of the faith. The effect desired is that young kids will take the example of these great men and women who stood in the trenches to stay true to what they believed in and shone God’s light no matter the circumstance. Hoping that they too decide to carry the torch of their faith and show others without hesitation.


The episode Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story is brought by Vision Video studios, becomes available in June 2009 and is directed by Robert Fernandez. It runs 37 minutes and it is rated G (General Audience) although some scenes and events may be worrisome for some people.


DVD Features


All episodes including Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story are in both the English and Spanish language for more broadness. Also it includes optional subtitles in those languages as well.


There is an hour-long documentary filmed in North Africa, the place where the real events of The Perpetua Story occurred . The documentary is brimmed with more information where specialists Dr. John Mark Yeats and Dr. Rex Butler speak about the early days of the church.


The DVD includes lessons with plans for leaders who desire to talk about this topic more in depth. Also many activities for children are part of this DVD like for example question and comprehension pages, puzzles, coloring pages and many other items.


 

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It is the year AD 203 in Carthage, North Africa. Perpetua, an affluent young mother, is charged with converting to Christianity and is sent to prison. But her freedom can be secured easily. All she has to do is offer one pinch of incense in honor to the Roman gods. With this simple act of devotion and loyalty to the Roman Empire she can regain her freedom and return to her infant son and a life of comfort. As her father pleads for Perpetua to consider the welfare of her child and the reputation of their family, she slowly makes her way to face the Roman proconsul and declare her final decision. What will it be? This episode of Torchlighters: Heroes of the Faith presents one of the most influential, true stories of the Early Church.
 


Torchlighters is a series of animated programs for youth ages 8-12, presenting the lives of true-life heroes from Christian history. When kids see what God can do through a Torchlighter who is devoted to carrying out His will and purposes, they too may want to carry a torch of faith by serving Him.


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  2. Torchlighters: The Perpetua Story DVD
    Kids need more movies like this! Review by Jake (FishFlix.com Staff)

    This movie really challenges kids to consider the weight of their allegiances - to money, position and power, or to God? When Perpetua becomes a Christian, she is faced with the loss of money, position, power, family and even her life.

    Thankfully she made the right decision and we're still talking about her today! What a great hero of the faith! Kids need more examples like this.

    I did watch this film with my 6 and 4 year olds and it was not appropriate for their ages. I will show this again when my oldest is maybe 7 and a half and has the capacity to understand laying ones life down for the gospel. (Posted on 5/28/14)

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Jesus shall not perish but have eternal life."---John 3:16