Stories Lived

Raising the Future **Past Mission Winner**

Who will ensure that all of our children, including the abandoned babies and AIDS orphans are cared for?  When Ruth Grobler grappled with that question, the answer became clear.

This is a short documentary about my mother, a woman who found her purpose, to give others another chance at life. Through her own determination, faith, and pure passion, she has inspired so many with her strength and love, to never give up, never lose hope, and always believe in a brighter day.

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About the Filmmaker
Submitted by Tarryn Jolly Grobler

Tarryn has always been encapsulated with the art of film making, and the journey one can take people on. She has always loved films, and taught herself how to use a camera and edit.

It was through growing up with her mother’s teaching of the qualities of living a life of purpose, of love, and of truth, that allowed her to follow her dream, money or no money, to make films – but not just any films – Films that inspire people, films that can tug on your heart strings and show you the beauty we are living in, not the hardships that we face. Life is about finding your own purpose and living it to the max, and not following the system someone else created.

This documentary serves as a means of expression for herself, to show everyone that anything is possible, if you just believe.

A personal thank you goes to her team who allowed this vision to become a reality. Without them, this wouldn’t have been possible.
Our editor, Anja Schuulst
Our D.O.P, Sizophila Makhathini
And our sound designer, Nick Wichura


  1. A beautiful woman doing a beautiful work. May God continue to inspire and bless you Ruth, and those that help you take care of the children.

  2. This is beautiful! SO inspiring and heartfelt, may everyone involved continue to pursue their passion and God’s purpose. Thank you

  3. Tarryn <3
    You never cease to amaze me with your sheer talent and drive. I know this video is just a brief look into an incredibly challenging but exceptionally rewarding life, that you were handed. The job you all took on as a family was immense and you have done such a phenomenal job at it. Your story was always one that needed to be heard and I am SO PROUD of you for showing it in such a beautiful & creative way. You deserve all the success and all the pretty things this life has to offer my friend. I Love You, always & forever.