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Lord, even films with Christian themes need to have villains to tell their stories. Help us to pray for those the characters represent.
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Analysis. Todd Terry, who plays the lead role of Detective Travis in the hit series Vindication plays villains in two films in theaters right now: Pursuit of Freedom and Running the Bases.

Today may be the last day to see Pursuit of Freedom and Running the Bases in a theater near you. Check your local listings. 

In the interview below he shared how those characters can focus our prayers.

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He plays Borysko, a Russian gangster who kidnaps a Ukrainian woman to traffic her, in Pursuit of Freedom. Terry said that character can lead us to pray the Lord will be “breaking the hearts of the people that are in a business to traffic people… to see the humanity of people.”

Terry plays Michael Jamison, the superintendent who recruited Luke Brooks (played by Brett Varvel) to coach at his school in Texas. Jamison later persecutes Brooks for expressing his Christianity at public school baseball games he’s coaching. Terry identified with Jamison because he bore similar pain. Terry said, “Wounds are such a big thing, and a reason why people push God away or not allow him in to heal.” We spend so much time praying  the persecution of Christians will stop, but Terry prayed for healing in those who are doing the persecuting, and it was very powerful.

Today may be the last day to see Pursuit of Freedom and Running the Bases in a theater near you. Check your local listings.

Here were my thoughts after seeing Pursuit of Freedom:

And after Running the Bases: 

And here’s a trailer for Terry’s next film, Disciples in the Moonlight, which is being directed by Varvel:

Post your prayers below for those who are trafficking and persecuting Christians.

Rich Swingle has taught and performed in 39 nations on six continents. His one-man play I Dreamed I Was Free portrays Quaker abolitionist John Woolman a century before the Civil War. Rich and his bride, Joyce Swingle, another contributing writer for IFA, now have 37 screen children. The Swingles live in New York City. www.RichDrama.com. Photo Credit: Pursuit of Freedom.

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Brandy Campbell
October 18, 2022

Loved seeing this. Todd Terry was right on the mark. Running the Bases and Pursuit of Freedom were both incredible without being preachy.

Rose Rocha
September 23, 2022

Father God, may you turn many of the Sauls (men and women) who are trafficking human beings,to Pauls give them a road to Damascus encounters. So the experience you .In Jesus name I pray.


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