On April 28, 2011, Mark Taylor—a recently retired firefighter—woke at 2 a.m. Unable to return to sleep, he turned on his TV. Clicking through channels, he stopped at C-Span. The man on his screen was Donald Trump.
At that moment Mark heard God say, "You are hearing the voice of the next president." Little did Mark know several dozen video recordings of others documented that they also heard the same message and were equally convinced it came from God.
Years later, while receiving treatments for post-traumatic stress—remnants from his work as a firefighter—Mark's therapist, Dr. Don Colbert, an expert in the treatment of PTS, asked permission to share Mark's unusual journal entry with his wife, an international ministry networker, Mary Colbert. Mary immediately recognized the rhythm and cadence of the April 28 journal entry as a message that was very important and special.
After seeking counsel and much prayer, Mary created the Nation Builders prayer network, which grew organically to hundreds of thousands of Christians uniting in prayer for our nation and its leadership.
Mark and Mary eventually co-wrote a book chronicling his remarkable journey from his stressful work as a firefighter, through the evening election night, 2016. Part of that book is the basis for The Trump Prophecy, a film focusing on the power of prayer and the biblical mandate to pray for those in authority over us.
Rick Eldridge, CEO of ReelWorks Studios, is the film's producer. "I was given the book by a friend who asked me to consider meeting with Mary and Mark to discuss the potential of making this story into a feature film. After I read it, I took the idea to my team and we decided to option Mark's story," says Rick.
"Things came together quickly, and our production timeline began to take shape. We shot in Lynchburg, Virginia—working with several faculty and upper-class film students from Liberty University's film department in a mentoring capacity with our professional film crew. The experience with students shadowing various departments of the production created an energy and learning environment that was unique and rewarding for all involved."
"As I now share about the film, people are immediately curious about the title," Rick adds. "I get a lot of passionate responses. As they listen further, they become compelled by Mark's prophecy and Mary's call to action. This film is for the Christian audience, but it is also for anyone who believes—even a little bit—in the power of prayer, and the heritage of our great country."
The Trump Prophecy tells the story of the power of prayer set against the backdrop of the everyday trials facing a simple man of faith—a dedicated career public servant whom God chose to give a special message of hope for our nation. This story encourages all Americans to pray for our country and our leadership as a scriptural mandate.
The film encourages viewers that through the power of prayer, acceptance of biblical principles and adherence to America's five founding ideals, equality, rights, liberty, opportunity and democracy, that as "one nation under God," we each can each make a positive impact on the world around us.
"if My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land" (2 Chron. 7:14).
The Trump Prophecy will come to movie theaters nationwide on October 2 and 4 through Fathom Events, the leading event cinema distributor. Tickets will be available on Friday, June 1, 2018 here: thetrumpprophecymovie.
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