Watch the uplifting video message in a commercial produced in Thailand

Monday, September 16, 2013

Giving — A life-changing act of kindness
TrueMove is a mobile telecommunications company based in Thailand.  To emphasize the meaning of its tag line, “Giving is the best communication,” the company has launched this touching three-minute video, embedded here on The Inspiration Room  website.  Here’s the set-up:  An angry pharmacy owner rushes out and chases after a little boy who has just stolen some packs of pills and a bottle of medicine.  Hearing the commotion, the owner of a restaurant across the narrow street rushes out to see what is happening. He and his young daughter don’t hesitate to get involved, including paying for the medicine and more.  The story unfolds from there.  It squeezes a thirty-year period into three fast-moving minutes. (An English translation of the dialogue appears at the bottom of the screen, so you may want to watch the video more than once to capture all the nuances—although the scenes essentially tell the story themselves with little need for words.) You can also watch the video here on YouTube.

Letha Dawson Scanzoni
Letha Dawson Scanzoni (1935-2024) was an independent scholar, writer, and editor, and the author or coauthor of nine books. In 1978, she and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott wrote Is the Homosexual My Neighbor?, one of the earliest books urging evangelical Christians to rethink their views on homosexuality (updated edition, 1994, HarperOne). More recently, Letha coauthored (with social psychologist David G. Myers) What God Has Joined Together: The Christian Case for Gay Marriage (HarperOne, 2005 and 2006). Another of Letha’s most well-known books is All We’re Meant to Be: Biblical Feminism for Today, coauthored with Nancy A. Hardesty (Word Books, 1974; revised edition, Abingdon, 1986; updated and expanded edition, Eerdmans, 1992). Letha served as editor of Christian Feminism Today in both its former print edition (EEWC Update) and its website for 19 years until her retirement in December 2013.


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