TRANSFORMATIONS 1 DVD by George Otis Jr.
The DVD Transformations was released on February 1, 1999 and it runs for almost 1 hour (58 minutes for those who are precise). Reports go that Transformations DVD has been seen in more than 100 countries and by 30-60 million people (Some even report 100 million). I guess it is a hard thing to know for sure, however, we can say that Transformations DVD is a bestseller.
I remember when I saw Transformations for the first time I was so inspired that I had to see the sequel Transformations 2 and An Appalachian dawn. At the moment of writing Sentinel Group has produced 9 DVDs with the same theme, their 10th DVD will be released soon. Looking forward to see it.
The documentary Transformations takes a look at 4 different cities located in 3 different continents: The first city is Cali, Columbia (South America), secondly we are taken to Kiambu, Kenya (Africa), thirdly, a visit is made to Hemet, California (USA) and lastly, Almolonga in Guatemala (South America) is visited.
Imagine a community where 90 percent of the population is born-again, where city jails have been closed for lack of crime, and where agricultural productivity has reached biblical proportions. Journey to four communities undergoing dramatic societal change as the invading, transforming presence of God alters everything. From a hillside metropolis formerly run by Colombian drug lords to a rural village in Kenya
Although facts have changed after DVD having been released more than a decade ago, the message still stays the same. Through the DVD Transformations George Otis Jr. encourages and strongly believes that when Christian churches would start praying in unity that God's presence would show up and transform an area or community. In other words Transformations is challenging Christians to seek the Lord if they want to see revival break out. It is only through prayer that we will see churches grow and communities change their social and moral characteristics.
I love the way Ken James says in his review: "The Sentinel Group is doing a great job in helping along a movement of prayer and intercession that is beginning to transform entire cultures. They believe that “true spiritual revival is like a seething lava flow. It takes time to reach its destination. But when it does, its intense heat and formidable power alters everything in its path. It is the full measure of God’s kingdom to Earth.”" Christiananswers
DVD Release Date: February 1, 1999
Run Time: 58 minutes
Each DVD comes complete with English, Spanish, French, German and Russian translations.
George Otis Jr. is the founder and president of The Sentinel Group, a Christian research and information agency. He has traveled to more than 100 countries and served as Senior Associate for the Restricted-Access World with the Lausanne committee for World Evangelism.
He coordinated the United Prayer Track with Dr. C. Peter Wagner for the AD 2000 and Beyond Movement and is a frequent speaker at churches, schools and conferences. He is director, producer and writer of "An Appalachian Dawn," director of "Transformations 1" and "Transformations 2" and author of the book “Strongholds of the 10/40 Window: Intercessor's Guide to the World's Least Evangelized Nations.”
Feedback about Transformations DVD
"Transformations is a superb documentary on the reformation of four cities that, despite their vast differences in culture, race, size and geography, have experienced major revival. Viewers are treated to wonderful testimonies and background music. Anyone with a passion for revival should see this video." ~ Charisma Magazine
"This heartening and challenging documentary profiles cities in California, Colombia, Guatemala, and Kenya that God has transformed. The film shows how God is active throughout the world, [showing], as one pastor in the film says, "What can happen when God comes to town." ~ CBA Marketplace
"Since its release, the classic "Transformations" documentary has inspired audiences in more than 220 nations. After watching these moving accounts of divine grace, many have been prompted to ask "If God can do it there, why can't He do it here too?". From a hillside metropolis run by Colombian drug lords to a rural village in Kenya and even Metropolitan Southern California, whole communities are changing because the invading, transforming presence of God. This award-winning video documentary chronicles specific case histories while inspiring and challenging prayer warriors around the world to petition God to visit their own communities." ~ IHOP (International House of Prayer)