My name is Zack Slort. I am from Sacramento, California and I am 20 years old. I live at with my family and work at a movie theater. When I heard about Reparando, I was very excited to see it. I had been on a missions trip to Guatemala before and I was excited to hear that a film had been made about it. God changed me in Guatemala, even though I was only there for 12 days. He taught me so much about humility, and how blessed I am to live in America. The most impactful part of the trip was going to La Limonada. It totally rocked my world. Before going there, I didn’t truly know what it meant to be impoverished. I also got to meet Tita, which, as anyone who’s ever met her will tell you, was an amazing blessing for me. I don’t know if I’ve ever met anyone else who is closer to Jesus’ heart than Tita. Being around her fills you with joy and love. It is powerful to see someone who is so filled with the Holy Spirit.
The first time I saw Reparando, God rocked my world again. The film spoke to me in so many different ways and God showed me so much through it. When it was over, I didn’t know what to do. I was with a group of people, and we were supposed to discuss the film, but I couldn’t talk. I couldn’t say or do anything. I just sat there and thought about everything I had just seen. After I had more time to process everything in the film, God used it as one of many signs in my life that He wants me in missions work. I’m still figuring out what that means and how that will take shape in my life, but I am pursuing different avenues where I can serve Him in a missions setting. The idea that the film presents, of God repairing us, is such an amazingly powerful concept. It is so powerful because it truly meets every person right where they are. It somehow manages to ignore all of the surface level issues of each person and pierce straight to the heart of each individual who watches it. If you are at all considering watching this film, stop considering it, and do it! I promise that, if you allow Him to, God will move in your heart when you watch this film.