You Can Do All Things Through Him Who Gives You Strength
Bethany Hamilton was on top of the world as a teenage, nearly professional surfer, when her world was turned upside down after a random shark attack. She gains strength and courage from her parents, siblings, friends and especially through her faith in God. Invite your family, friends, neighbors, or church group for an inspirational Tween & Teens Movie Night with this amazing true story.
Wear While Watching:
*Go casual with your best beach wear for this movie night. Grab your shorts and flip flops, or whatever makes you most comfortable.
*This movie takes place in Hawaii, so invite everyone dress up in luau attire. Pass out leis for everyone that comes to movie night.
Home Theater Décor:
*Stick with the luau theme and decorate your viewing area with bright flowers, palm trees, pineapples, fish, turtles, tikis, sunglasses, surf boards… anything to give it a beach side party feeling.
*Consider watching this movie outside with a projector and decorating with tiki torches along with the rest of your luau decorations. Decorate with surfboards that say “Welcome” on them, just like Bethany’s neighbors did when she was coming home from the hospital.
*If you decide to throw a luau while watching this movie, you’ll want to serve up some delicious Kulua pork, teriyaki chicken, or fish. Have plenty of fruits, green salad, macaroni salad, rice, and maybe even try your hand at taro rolls. Remember the juice to drink as well!
*Want to keep the snacks a little more simple serve fresh fruit and banana bread to your fellow movie watchers… just like Bethany served to her family when she made breakfast by herself.
Movie Inspired Adventures:
*Bethany got a lot of strength, courage and comfort through her faith and her church group. Watch this movie together with your church group, or any group, to have your own faith building experience.
*After the accident, Bethany decides to go on a service trip to help those affected by the Tsunami in Asia. Put together your own service project, trip or fundraiser. You can look up Bethany’s own foundation, the group she traveled with, or choose your own local group that could really use some help.
*Take time to watch the extra features on the movie that show the real Bethany Hamilton. Look up the website BethanyHamilton.com to learn even more, see pictures of the real Bethany in action and get information on what she is doing now.
*LyndiLou* - Movie Mom in Awe of Soul Surfer