Testimonials

Screening at First Mennonite Church in Urbana IL

People are talking about our film. Here’s what they have to say…

  • Powerful movie, awesome work being done
  • Go see it if you haven’t. Great opportunity to see a powerful and informative story! Please tell others!
  • It’s a must see in my book.
  • Didn’t think I’d get emotional watching it. Wasn’t prepared to hear about and see Norm and Richard. Very good movie that I hope many can see.
  • This is excellent.  I’m so proud of you and the work you are doing.
  • Thank you for coming (to show the film). Made me think a bit about some things…God bless you ALL
  • What a great documentary! It really gave me a lot to think about.
  • Great film!! Glad to see you tonight!
  • Loved it. Time for some thought and prayers and see what road lies ahead.
  • Sure opened my eyes.
  • Praise God for His work and His goodness in all of this!
  • The film held my interest and I felt more well-informed. The film seems like a good overview of homelessness along with the story of Melany‘s particular call to ministry. Churches, social work/psychology students, police training come to mind as target audiences.
  • Phil Gioja and Isaac Christian Musgrave are rockstars!
  • I am so impressed with your talents! What an excellent film!!! You did a tremendous job and I am not surprised you are winning awards for it! Congratulations!
  • Watching that film just puts something in people’s heart to give and help those that need it. I had no idea so many people were without a home in the champaign area alone.
  • Definitely a great story and film!
  • Wow! God is working.
  • The Documentary was a “10”, but afterwards Melanie and Tony were a “15”!  I wish I was Qualified to Professionally Comment on what We Experienced tonight, but I was Rendered Speechless! I do Recommend Everyone to watch “The Phoenix Hope is Rising”!!
  • A very well done documentary about an amazing ministry!
  • Thank you Phil and Melany for coming to St. Paul’s and sharing this with us.
  • This was totally awesome! Thank you for coming and sharing with us.
  • So happy for all of you. Your very hard work has paid off. I can’t wait to see it.
  • This is awesome Phil. Your work is second to none because you lead every project with Jesus and your heart. So proud of you brother!
  • Congratulations on your success with this amazing film!
  • I am so pleased with how well received this has been.
  • The real reward is the lives you are changing.
  • Really impressed with how smooth it is!
  • Great work on the film — thank you for sharing your gifts for production in this way.
  • Very enlightening, very touching… all ’round well done. Kudos to all involved!
  • Loved the film! You clearly spent many hours filming and editing. For a $3000 budget I can’t imagine how you pulled it off. It was also great to see such a quality production at local events. Thank you!
  • This film should be shown to students attending universities and colleges where homelessness exists. This would definitely help educate and help ‘open the eyes and hearts’ of many.
  • Amazing footage, so beautiful, keep up the great work.
  • Wow, there is a lot more here than I expected.
  • Powerful. I am rather blown away by it.
  • I can see now how much film footage and time it took to put this all together. Wow those guys spent a LOT of time on this project.