By Dayna Lovelady , Christian Post Contributor
The inspiring, heartwarming, and challenging film about a Korean pastor who takes in and raises unwanted babies dropped in a box at his house in Seoul, South Korea, won the top prize – the “Best of Festival” Jubilee Award and the $101,000 cash prize that comes with it – at the 8th annual San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival earlier this month.
“The Drop Box,” a 72-minute documentary film directed by 22-year-old Brian Ivie, is about South Korean Pastor Lee Jong-rak’s efforts to use a drop box – built like a depository – to accept unwanted babies who are physically or mentally handicapped, or are just unwanted by their unwed mothers. Pastor Lee is the leader of Jusarang Community Church in Seoul, South Korea, the city in which the drop box is located.
Watch the Introductory promo for the Film:
Drop box, which is available 24 hours a day and is built into a wall on Lee’s home
These babies would have most likely ended on the streets without the drop box, which is available 24 hours a day and is built into a wall on Lee’s home. Above the slot a sign reads, “A place to leave babies.” There are blankets and towels inside of the lit and heated box to keep the baby warm, and when someone places a baby in the box, a bell rings to notify Pastor Lee, his wife and staff workers. Once brought inside the home, Lee, his wife and a small team of workers feed and clothe the babies.[Read more at The Christian Post]