WRITTEN AND PRODUCED BY MINAEH AHN:
I was born into a Christian family - my father was a pastor until he retired, and my brother is also a pastor and the leader of a missions agency. I attended Sunday services as long as I can remember. And I always thought I was saved - that is, until a life crisis suddenly brought me to my knees.
Through that season of hardship, I was deeply touched by the Holy Spirit. I had to go through a period of painful repentance, but my life was forever changed. God completely redirected my life. It was amazing!
I became passionate about learning. I especially wanted to learn how Christianity came into four generations of my family. That desire drove me to do extensive research on the history of Christianity in Korea, as well as the history of various countries involved when missionaries were first allowed into Korea.
I was stunned by what I learned - and I knew that this story was from God, and that it needed to be told.
As a result, I left behind a 20+ year career in the design business to enter film school. After three years in film school, I spent four more years to develop this film. I have made many short films but this is my first full-length feature.
During these years I've witnessed miraculous signs that I believe were only possible by the help of the Holy Spirit. One of them is the title of this movie, which came to me one morning only after much prayer!
What is Moringa? It's a Biblical tree of life that never dies. And that's what this story is really about.
Anyone can research and put together the facts and the history of this era, but the story that I want to tell is interwoven with my life, culture, and spiritual experiences.
I hope this will be a spiritual awakening to people of all cultures and backgrounds.
MORINGA is not only my personal passion, but my faithful response to God's redemptive work in my life, and hopefully, a small contribution to the urgent need for worldwide redemption.
Thank you so much - and please join our mission.