Bounce Back

Bounce Back: Is there hope in disaster?

Bounce Back, the fourth installment in A Rocha’s ‘Elements of Hope’ video series, asks us to examine where we find our hope amidst environmental disasters, such as extreme wildfires or terrible floods. The film explores the idea of ‘refugia’, defined as an area in which a population of organisms can survive through a period of unfavorable conditions, especially glaciation and fire.

Forests do not regenerate without fire, and, like our own personal walk with Christ, we too must face challenges and be pruned and refined to grow in our faith. Loving God’s creation comes with lament and heartbreak for the things that are lost. But there is hope.

Learn more about finding hope amidst disaster in the ‘Bounce Back’ film and share with your church, school, bible study or youth group. You can find the accompanying discussion guide at and download the video from our Vimeo channel.

Wind Watchers: A Reflection on Horseshoe Crabs

The Atlantic Horseshoe Crab is a unique species that calls the entire east coast of the USA home. It has been labelled as Vulnerable by the Internation Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2016. A Rocha USA is working towards the protection of these animals and is studying their unique spawning behaviors in Florida’s Indian River Lagoon, one of the largest estuaries in the United States. This video is a reflection on these creatures and the beauty in how they praise God through their creatureliness. The video was directed by A Rocha USA intern Michaela Stenerson, with written and spoken poetry from Allison Cutting.