What is God’s heart for Muslims? How would God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit each answer this question? This film follows three different stories, each with its own film style and perspective.
The first is a fictional story shot about Khalid. Khalid is a Muslim man from a small village in North Africa. Khalid has a dream where he meets Isa, the God of the Christians. Isa calls him into relationship but Khalid struggles to understand what this means. He also has to deal with the consequences of his actions. What will he decide?
The second story is a non-fictional travelogue following Jeff and Anneen as they attempt to ride motorcycles from South Africa to North Africa and along the way shoot a documentary. Through the guidance of Holy Spirit they meet various people that have sacrificed comfortable lifestyles in order to follow Christ. How will these encounters affect Jeff and Anneen, and their outlook on what it means to be a Christian, especially a Christian in a Muslim majority country?
The final story is the resulting documentary shot by Jeff and Anneen. The documentary investigates the relationship between Christians and Muslims in majority Islam states. Are Muslims friend or foe? What is the father’s heart for Muslim people? Is it possible for Muslims to come to Christ? What obstacles do Muslims face in accepting Jesus as God? What is the role of the local and global church?
Each of these stories takes on its own unique style. How do these stories affect and influence each other?
We decided early in 2014 that we felt strongly led by Holy Spirit to take out a year from our lives to travel and shoot a documentary. We feel that film is a powerful tool and that it is under-utilised in God’s kingdom. We started making a list of topics that lie close to our hearts and looked at current world events to see what is happening out in the world. After sifting through about 20 possible topics we narrowed it down to two potential topics. These we discussed with friends, family and leaders. This is how the concept for “A Narrow Path” was born.
We feel that as the situation in the Middle East is becoming more tense and fear is spreading that God has something that he would like to communicate to his people. The church is called to love and reach out to people around them, even when those people appear to be scary and different. In this documentary we will be exploring relationships between the church and Muslims in Muslim dominated countries and areas. This is a journey of discovery. To discover the Father heart of God towards a people that are desperately in need of his love. We can’t wait to learn from people that we meet along the way and to be encouraged by the church in these places. We also hope to portray a different picture to the one so often seen in media. A picture of hope. A picture of brothers reaching out to one another and changing each others lives. We hope that you will enjoy this journey with us and that your life will be impacted by what you see…