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11/21/2012 07:10 am ET | Updated Jan 21, 2013

Edwin's Faith: Faith Shorts Finalist

Editor's note: Earlier this year, the Tony Blair Faith Foundation announced the Faith Shorts Film Competition asking young people of all nationalities between the ages of 14 and 27 to submit short films on how faith inspires them. Eleven entries have made the final round in 14-17 and 18-27 age categories combined. The two winning entries will be announced on Nov. 26 and starting the 15th Nov. HuffPost Religion is sharing one film each day, until the day the winning films are announced. Enjoy!

This short film documents the life of Edwin who tragically lost both of his hands and some of his vision in a land mine accident in Nicaragua. Despite these challenges he has gone on to excel and last year won a scholarship to study at an international school in Norway. Edwin found hope in God to overcome the challenges he faces.

Edwin breathes thankfulness for the fact that he is alive, every day he proves that faith is stronger than the evils of the world. Every time he speaks you realise that life has so much more to offer than you ever dared to hope for.

Edwin lives life at its very best despite all the reasons he has to despair. He is an inspiration.