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I’m really excited to get to tell you about a movie coming out next year, “The Other Side of Heaven 2”! I loved “The Other Side of Heaven” movie, as well as the books that inspired it (links below if you want to check them out). I can’t wait until next June to see “The Other Side of Heaven 2”. Don’t forget to scroll down to watch the movie trailer and enter the giveaway! You can also check out the movie website for more information.
“THE OTHER SIDE OF HEAVEN 2: FIRE OF FAITH” continues the epic true saga of Elder John H. Groberg’s missionary adventures in Tonga as depicted in the eponymous Disney-distributed hit film of 2001. Whereas the original movie detailed Elder Groberg’s first mission to Tonga in the 1950’s as a 19 year-old bachelor, the sequel tells the inspiring true story of his return to Tonga in the 1960’s with his wife and five young daughters to serve as President of the Tonga-Fiji Mission.
Shortly after arriving in Tonga, John’s wife, Jean, becomes pregnant with their sixth child, a boy who is born with a serious illness that threatens to end his tiny young life. In fact, the boy is born too weak to be evacuated to another country with medical care sufficient to properly diagnose and treat him.
With their child’s life on the line, John and Jean face the ultimate trial of their faith only to find themselves enfolded in the love and prayers of thousands of Tongans of various religions who unite in a nationwide fast for the health of their little boy. Barriers of inter-religious strife are broken down as all unite in hopes of a miracle that will save the Groberg baby boy’s life, as well as that of the son of a non-Mormon Tongan minister who has been beaten within inches of death for religious reasons.
When I made the first “Other Side of Heaven” movie 17 years ago, I never imagined it would spawn an Academy Award winning actor’s career, nor that it would be distributed in DVD by Walt Disney Home Entertainment. Neither did I imagine that, all these years later, it would spawn an ambitious sequel.
What to check out in preparation for “The Other Side of Heaven 2”