According to a synopsis of the story, the Garrett family lives in a small town where they are financially stable and have solid family values. But when 14-year-old Faith Garrett is abducted, the family's foundation is shaken. Based on true events and observations by experts, the film is geared to raise awareness of how children can be targeted.
Casto said protecting children from online predators is an ongoing process.
"I have always likened it to the drug issue," he said. "You constantly fight it, but it's hard to put a handle on it."
The ICAC program is a national network of 61 coordinated task forces representing over 3,000 federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. There are 80 affiliated agencies in West Virginia linked to the program, Casto said.
The Rev. Ron McClung, pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist, said showing the film there was suggested by a parishioner, Sgt. Michael Baylous, a spokesman for the West Virginia State Police.
"We are proud to be part of the project," Baylous said. "It's an exciting way to reach out to parents and youth and encourage conversation about Internet safety. Hopefully, it will better prepare them. These kinds of problems are all over the world."
Casto saw the film when it first opened at Thomas Road Baptist Church in Lynchburg, Va. The movie is produced in association with that church and Liberty University.
Casto said he was comfortable taking his 12-year-old daughter to see the movie, which he hopes will raise awareness of online predators for youth as well as parents.
McClung said about 500 people can be seated for the showing set for 5 p.m. Saturday. While the film is free, donations will be accepted. The church is located at 2150 Mount Vernon Road in Hurricane. For more information go to www.mvbaptistchurch.org or call 304-757-9110.
Additional West Virginia showings include Chestnut Ridge Church in Morgantown, 7 p.m. Friday; South Parkersburg Baptist Church, 6 p.m. Sunday; Calvary Assembly of God in Beckley, 6:30 p.m. March 7; and Kirby Assembly of God in Rio on Monday with the time to be announced.
Go to www.findingfaith film.com for more information about the film.
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.