Making God Willing was my educational journey to understand why my nephew and young people like him, abandoned their former lives and families to be in the Jim Roberts Group. I wanted to give voice to the parents’ loss and pain as well as convey the cult members’ deep conviction and genuine desire to live according to God’s wishes. My film provides no clear-cut answers, but does, I hope, give us space and cause to think about cults with fewer preconceived ideas drawn from sensationalized accounts. The Jim Roberts Group is one of many cults based in the US. At its peak it had over a hundred members and now has between 40-60 members. In the last 15 years a parents group has helped about 75 members leave the sect.
- EVANGELINE GRIEGO