1. Better Friends Than Mountains is a field documentary. As such, you'll want to watch it on something with a decent sound system or headphones. If you have a Roku, AppleTV or Google Chrome, you can watch it through Vimeo on your TV. Or you can connect your laptop to a TV with an HDMI chord.

    If you are on social media, help spread the word by posting a link to faimission.org and using the hashtag #BetterFriendsThanMountains. We are making it free because we want as many people as possible to see it. By the end of the film, we trust you will understand why. Iraq is a harvest field ready for the sickle.

    AFTER YOU WATCH THE FILM, CLICK HERE FOR A MESSAGE FROM THE PRODUCTION TEAM: faimission.org/now-that-youve-seen-the-film-get-involved


    "The Kurds have no friends but the mountains."
    -Kurdish Proverb

    Better Friends Than Mountains is a documentary about the tragic history of the Kurdish people, the mounting geopolitical conflict in the Middle East, and the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

    There are approximately 31 million Kurds spread across 13 countries in and around 'the cradle of civilization.' They constitute the world's largest stateless people and remain one of the most unreached and unengaged people groups on earth. This scorned and marginalized people may very well be the ripest harvest field in the Muslim world.

    At this critical juncture in history, as the battle for the destiny of the Middle East rages on, it is imperative that the Church in the nations understands what is happening in the region and how the Lord would have us offer ourselves as living sacrifices on the altar of His will in the days ahead.

    We believe that the Kurdish people should have better friends than mountains.



    If you would like to host a screening of the film at your church, missions base, home group, college campus or local pub, we would love to come to you to spend an evening with you to show the film and share what we believe are some of the ways the Church in the nations can magnify the worth of Jesus amidst the ongoing carnage in the Middle East.

    For more information about hosting a screening, email us at:


    Filmed exclusively on Blackmagic Pocket Cinema cameras by Blackmagic Design.

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  2. What is the reality concerning the hundreds of thousands of mostly Muslim refugees and migrants now pouring into Europe? How should Christians respond to all that is unfolding? Does this mass exodus represent the invasion and the ultimate downfall of Europe, or is it an opportunity to reach the lost with the Gospel? In this episode, Joel interviews a key Christian leader working among the refugees to find out how believers can help reach the refugees and how we should be praying.

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  3. Within the believing Christian and Messianic Jewish community, there has been some debate concerning whether or not the Scriptures make it clear as to whether or not there will be a future Jewish Temple. In this episode, Joel walks through the relevant passages to show that yes indeed, there will be some structure erected on the Temple Mount which will house the altar where Jewish sacrifices will be reinstated. This is a significant sign of the last days that must yet take place before Jesus returns.

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  4. As we arrive at the month of September 2015, many within the Body of Christ are wondering if, or even claiming that we are entering the final seven years before the return of Jesus. But this is simply not Scriptural. According to the testimony of the biblical prophets, there are various signs that must come to pass before we enter the final seven years. In this episode, Joel explores some of these signs and supporting passages.

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  5. With so much end time expectations now flooding the Church, could it be that we are about to enter the final seven years, or even the last three and a half years, before the return of Jesus? Joel answers both of these questions with an emphatic "NO," as he begins a short series, exploring a handful of events that must unfold before we enter the final seven years. Now is not the time to jump the gun and cry wolf Joel says. Now is the time for believers to hold steady, turn to the Scriptures, and prepare their hearts for the days ahead.

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