General Manager of Olivet Nazarene University’s Shine.FM
network and ONU alumnus Justin Knight’97/’07 MOL
will soon be appearing in a new film about the work of Team World Vision
(TWV). “This Water Is Beautiful” is a short documentary, featuring Knight and other runners as they share why they run. It will be shown in select cinemas nationwide for one night only: Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
Justin has already run 12 marathons for TWV and currently leads Olivet’s Team Shine
. “Running was always about me,” he said. “Running with Team World Vision
is a way I can make it about others.”
Also appearing in the film is Olivet alumnus Mike Chitwood ’93,
who founded TWV in 2005. “When I was training for my first iron man triathlon, God laid this on my heart: You can use these races to help kids around the world,” Mike said. Today, TWV is one of the largest teams running in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon
After witnessing World Vision
’s transformative work during a recent TWV trip to Africa, documentary filmmaker Jon Dunham donated screen time to highlight the work TWV is doing. “This Water Is Beautiful” will be shown alongside the theatrical premiere of “Spirit of the Marathon II” — the sequel to the original award-winning documentary. It also features the testimony of Josh Cox
, professional runner and sponsor of three children through World Vision.
This story of TWV will be shared in select cinemas across the nation, reaching another audience with the message about World Vision’s work. It is a film filled with inspiring stories of triumphs, victory and endurance.
Find a theater and purchase tickets online for the June 12, 2013, premiere by going to TeamWorldVision.org
and clicking on the banner there.
TWV helps World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization working in nearly 100 countries worldwide, provide clean water for children in Africa and Haiti. Clean water means health, security and a future for them. Each $50 raised results in clean water for one person for a generation.
In the 2012 Chicago Marathon, TWV raised $1.6 million to provide water. Through the influence of Team Shine in that event, at least 2,000 children and their families now have clean water available to them. For the 2013 event in October, 150 Olivet students, faculty and staff members have already registered to run with Team Shine. Their goal is to double the impact from 2012.