The correct equations; but the wrong interpretation. The result was sadness; pain and discouragement. That’s how the story of the Seventh-day Adventist Church begins. Based on true events; Tell the World tells the compelling story of a small group of farmers from the northeast of the United States. They set the foundation of an organization that has been at the forefront of issues such as health; education; communication and Biblical interpretation. The film begins with a startling discovery made by farmer and former militia member William Miller; played by Bill Lake. After years of study; Miller concludes that Jesus will return in 1843. His sermons along with the Biblical and historical evidence were so convincing that thousands of people sold everything; confessed their sins and waited for the event with high expectations. Eventually they settled for a specific date: October 22nd; 1844. But the day came; and Jesus did not return. In addition to Miller and his wife Lucy; played by Kate Hurman; few people remained faithful to God; among them Ellen Harmon (Tommie Amber-Pirie); James White (Stephen MacDonald) and Joseph Bates (Timothy Paul Coderre). Produced by the Seventh-day Adventist church in Australia; the series presents vivid details of the pain and joy experience by writer Ellen G. White; considered one of the 100 most influential people in American history by the Smithsonian Institute. Her guidance and advice; obtained through Bible studies; as well as dreams and visions revealed by God; guided the steps of this church in becoming a worldwide movement of compassion in the areas of health; education; community development and disaster relief. The denomination is present in over 200 countries with approximately 19 million members. It manages thousands of educational and health institutions; food factories; a global humanitarian agency; and it opens a new church every 3 minutes. Written by H. G. Sloan and Aaron Harzler and directed by Kyle Portbury; with the aid of Allan Lindsay; George Knight and James Nix as consultants; this is the biggest production ever made about the history of Adventism. It shows the harsh beginnings of the church. Uncertainty; doubt; death and poverty were challenges that the pioneers had to overcome. When watching Tell The World; it's likely that you will relate to your own experience; and may find that both the disappointment and the success of this movement were the key to their physical; mental and spiritual success. Audio in English; Spanish; Portuguese; and French included on the same DVD!