MULLY Movie: How is God Calling Me to Serve?


MULLY is the kind of movie that immediately makes you ask yourself, “How is God calling me to venture out of my comfort zone to be a part of changing our world?” Opening in select theaters around the country October 3-5, this Fathom Event is designed to create forever families for the 100,000 kids here in the USA who are in need of them and to open people’s hearts to serving orphans around the globe.


What happens when a six-year-old boy in Kenya is abandoned by his family and left to raise himself on the streets? MULLY is no ordinary rags-to-riches tale. It’s the true story of Charles Mully, whose unlikely stratospheric rise to wealth and power leaves him questioning his own existence, searching for meaning in life. Against the better judgment of family and community, MULLY sets out to enrich the fate of orphaned children across Kenya. Jeopardizing his own life and the security of his family, Charles Mully risks everything and sets in motion a series of events that is nothing short of astonishing.

This beautifully produced documentary shares the gripping story of one man’s rise from Kenyan street orphan to successful business mogul to one who is willing to give all his material wealth away to help the poorest of the poor.

Image credit: MULLY Movie, used with permission

We meet Charles Mully through the eyes of own wife and biological children, who had to overcome their own fears and hesitancies to understand their father’s quest. We meet him through the eyes of his beloved street children, for whom the Mullys became a true family. We meet Mully through his visionary approach to solving critical societal crises. And we meet Charles through his faith, poured into concrete action and a conviction that every child is a child of God, deserving of dignity, life, education, and love.

Father David Guffey of Family Theater Productions recently said of this film,

“I have walked through slums outside Nairobi, Kenya and have seen the children abandoned to life on the streets and in the dumps. Charles Mully lived this and rose out of it to become a successful businessman. At the height of his success his heart was moved by the plight of children who where still in the slums. He and his wife made a home for them. Mully, the new documentary, tells the story of this incredible man who observed the world around him and listened to his own heart where God spoke to him. He followed the stirrings of his heart. This attention inward and outward has made a new world and new possibilities for over 10,000 abandoned children. The movie inspires us to pay attention to the needs of people in the world and listen for the ways God might call us to respond. I hope the movie does well. Mully is a film that says to people, the world can be changed by people who look, listen and love.”

I’m very excited to learn more about Mully Children’s Family and to learn more about supporting the work they are doing in Kenya. To find MULLY at a theater near you and purchase advance tickets for this event, visit

Copyright 2017 Lisa M. Hendey

Image credits: Mully Movie, used with permission 


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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