Feb 06, 2017
A group of Seventh-day Adventists spent 10 hours passing out the book “Desmond Doss: Conscientious Objector” during the recent “Hacksaw Ridge” movie premiere in Santiago Chile.
Hacksaw Ridge tells the story of Desmond Doss, an Adventist sergeant in the United States Army who refused to carry a weapon. He later received the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of more than 75 men during the battle of Okinawa in World War II.
The young people, who were from Nuevo Tiempo Network Chile, along with the Vive Lakonn Adventist community, visited the Hoyts theaters of La Reina and Plaza Egaña, to hand viewers 20 copies of the biography of the movie’s main character.
Those who did not receive the books were given a leaflets adverting a website where viewers could request the book free of charge. The book was written by Doss’s second wife and published by the South American Spanish Publishing House (ACES).
“The truth is I did not know what to expect, my son insisted a lot and it made quite an impression on me at the end. His convictions and everything that led him to fight, that is a miracle and I can hardly believe it is real life,” said Mónica Posada, an attendee of the Hacksaw Ridge premiere.
“I have been seeking Jesus quite a lot lately, and this is a very strong message that I found where I least expected it,” she continued. “It taught me about the importance of convictions, of not giving up before anything and about respect, because through his peace and love, he was able to be strong because of his convictions and in the end, he surprised everybody.
“If we really believe in God and want to fight for Him, we cannot give in,” said Posada.