RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- When Nik and Ruth Ripken moved with their three sons to Africa, they had no idea how much obedience to Christ would cost. Years later, producer Craig Martin sensed that the Ripkens' experiences would be vital viewing for the church in America. The assassination of four Somali Christian friends and the death of their son Timothy rocked the foundations of the Ripkens' faith. Their spiritual crisis launched a search for answers. They needed to know: Is Jesus worth it? Is love more powerful than hate? Can faith in Jesus survive -- let alone thrive -- in hostile places?