Maria Prean: Life Gets Better and Better

DVD Release: January 25, 2011
Maria Prean: Life Gets Better and Better


Missionary Maria Prean was 60 years old when she decided to start a new life. She moved from Austria to Uganda, a country with more than two million orphans. Writer and director Janina Huettenrauch presents Maria’s amazing story in this award-winning documentary.

Dove Review

“Maria Prean” is the moving story of a woman with a huge heart for sharing God’s Word with the children of Uganda. Maria married at the age of 47 and became a widow at 54. So at the age of 60, she leaves her comfortable life in Austria to minister to orphans in Uganda. She says, “The older I get, life gets better and better.”

Maria becomes known as “Mama Maria” to the crowds of both children and adults she preaches to in the city streets. The film shows many Ugandan dances and times of worship, as well as live footage from her time spent there as she builds schools, travels the beautiful landscape and spreads God’s love throughout the streets. Maria works with the people, even though they work slowly and have few resources. She creates a vision, encourages them with positive reinforcement, and spends a lot of time in prayer.

About two million orphans live in Uganda. By the time she presents the documentary, Maria has helped 5,500 of them through her ministry. Enjoy this motivating story with your entire family. We award “Maria Prean” the Dove Faith Friendly Seal of approval for all ages.

Content Description

Sex: none
Language: none
Violence: none
Drugs: none
Nudity: none
Other: none


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Producer: Jonas Staengle
Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 55 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Maria Prean
Reviewer: Caryn Toering