11/22/2012 09:50 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Better Day: 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 film is the inspirational story of Daniel Paikea, who as a teenager became involved in drugs as a result of abuse he suffered in his former years. He managed to turn his life around through his faith. The message of this film is that there is always hope of recovery and renewal.

Daniel has been a mentor to me for some years. He has encouraged me as I have faced challenges and had an inspirational word when I needed it. When I heard about this competition I knew that Daniel's story would be inspiring.