Thursday, April 2, 2009

Deborah Drapper

Hey everyone. . . sorry for the delay in posting. . . 

Have a look at this documentary, aired in the UK a couple of weeks ago. It's about 13-year-old Deborah Drapper - one of eleven children, living with her family on their farm in Dorset, England. They homeschool. Deborah is passionate about God and telling others about Him. She shows incredible courage when witnessing to others about Jesus - I felt very challenged after watching this!

A lot of Christians have been saying that Deborah seems to be lacking in the "joy of the Lord" - but people, please bear in mind that the BBC captured over 100 hours of footage to make this 1 hour documentary! They would have ruthlessly edited the footage to make Deborah and her family appear as "weird" and religious and joyless as possible. This is disappointing, but it is only to be expected, I suppose - especially from the BBC.

To get a more rounded picture of Deborah's life, you might want to have a look at her blog. She's just an ordinary 13-year-old girl who loves God and loves her family.

Many thanks to Alex and Brett from The Rebelution for posting about this program.

4 comments:

Miss Jen said...

WOW..... that was great, Elise!
Thanks for sharing!!! :)

Hugs,
Jen

The Editrix said...

Not a problem! :-)

LadyBug-Laurie said...

Thank you so much for posting this video! What a godly young woman Deborah is! I really enjoyed watching all the videos and teared several times. What a powerful testimony she has, a strong loving family, and a belief so strong and unshaken. I enjoyed her brother's comments about her, they sort of mirrored my own about being challenged by her to view the world as sinners going to hell. She was shown as a girl with a burden but in the first two vids we did get to see some of the fun the family has together.
What a blessing to see other families in other parts of the world (I'm in USA) who are serving the Lord. What a mighty God we serve!

The Editrix said...

Amen!

Yes, I always find it encouraging when I hear about young people in different parts of the world who are serving Christ.