The Drop Box

In The Drop Box, Pastor Lee Jong-rak of Seoul, South Korea, finds one too many babies left on the front steps of his church. According to this documentary, the scenario is not uncommon, as hundreds of babies are abandoned in the city each year. But some babies don’t have the benefit of being left in the care of someone who can help. Pastor Lee couldn’t bear to see another baby abandoned in the streets.

Inspired by the use of similar boxes in other countries, he built a “drop box” for people who wanted to give up their babies, through which his church community has been able to help over 600 babies. Many of these babies were born with disabilities or to desperate teenagers.

The filmmakers make clear that this cultural devaluation of life is not only an issue in Seoul; babies are abandoned in cities around the world, including cities in North America. Pastor Lee and his wife follow God’s call to love others as God has loved them.

The Drop Box will be showing in theaters across the United States March 3 to 5; it will be showing in Canadian theaters March 4 and 5. This movie will inspire viewers to consider the value of an individual life and the way Christians should respond to the needs outside their church doors.

About the Author

Kristy Quist is Tuned In editor for The Banner and a member of Neland Ave. CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.
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