A Documentary Worth A Watch: God Grew Tired of Us

God Grew Tired of Us

Imagine never using electricity and then being given your own apartment in the USA.  What questions would you have?  How many things would be completely foreign to you?    Perhaps one of my most favorite documentaries of all time, God Grew Tired of Us features the journey of several men from Sudan to the United States.  Thankfully these gentlemen have people to guide them.  Their first night in their apartment they are shown how to turn on lights, how to use the bathroom and are introduced to potato chips for the very first time.

You’ll fall in love with each man as he tries to find his place in his new world.  Most heartwarming of all is what these men truly value.  Can money buy happiness for men who have never had a paying job?  What would you miss the most from your homeland?

Photo by God Grew Tired of Us


  1. Hey, I love reading your blog. Question- Do you have a recommendations on documentaries on poverty/hunger in the world? I am doing a 30-hour fast with the youth group and would like to show something. Thanks. Love ya

    1. At this point I can only think of one and it is called “A Walk to Beautiful.” It isn’t truly about hunger, but it clearly talks about a tragic problem that happens to women during childbirth due to poor nutrition growing up. Honestly, it might be a bit much for high school students. Here is a discription that I got off of Netflix:

      “In Ethiopia, a country with few hospitals and even fewer roads that lead to them, five women are on a journey to rebuild their lives after suffering devastating losses in childbirth. When the women survive but their babies do not, they are summarily shunned by their families. Now, they must make their way to a hospital in Addis Ababa, where they hope to receive treatment for fistula, a condition caused by obstructed labor during childbirth.”

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