Three Hearts is a wonderful documentary about a Samaritans Purse mission. If you aren’t familiar with them, they are a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization who aids the world’s poor, sick, and suffering. Their teams work in crisis areas of the world and people often ask them, “Why did you come?” The answer is always the same: “We have come to help you in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.” Their ministry is all about Jesus - first, last, and always.
Their name, taken from the story of the Good Samaritan which gives a clear picture of God’s desire for us to help those in desperate need wherever we find them. After describing how the Samaritan rescued a hurting man whom others had passed by, Jesus told His hearers, “Go and do likewise.” The founders of this organization take that statement very seriously.
This documentary stars Cissie Graham Lynch, granddaughter of Billy Graham, a college graduate who takes an internship with Samaritans Purse. She is assigned to The Children’s Heart Project which provides medical procedures to children from countries who don’t have proper medical means. Cissie is put in charge of three Mongolian children suffering from fatal congenital heart defects. She is to supervise their trip to the states, their surgeries, and their return.
The task is not an easy one for Cissie, a newlywed, who is trying to balance her new marriage and her new job. At the last minute she cannot go to Mongolia to get them so the Children’s Heart team turns to a Texas family for the trip. They become very involved with all three families and their host families. All these families make huge sacrifices to care for these children and their moms. The doctors donate their services to try to save these children’s lives. How far would you go? What would you be willing to do to save the life of a child?
It’s a fight for survival, a fight of faith, and a fight for a new life for these three hearts.