AUGUST MOVIE NIGHT. “The Other Side of Heaven” is an excellent family friendly movie. A young man finds himself on a mission trip to Tonga, where he doesn’t know the language or anyone there. He leaves behind a girl he loves while showing the people of Tonga, a true love that never ends. In the process, they teach him about a simpler way of life and the love of community. It is an excellent movie filled with laughter, tears, and a yearning to be a better person after watching it.
John Groberg (Christopher Gorham), a middle class kid from Idaho Falls, crosses the Pacific to become a Mormon missionary in the remote and exotic Tongan island kingdom during the 1950’s. He leaves behind a loving family and the true love of his life, Jean (Anne Hathaway). Through letters and musings across the miles, John shares his humbling and sometimes hilarious adventures with “the girl back home”, and her letters buoy up his spirits in difficult times. John must struggle to overcome language barriers, physical hardship and deep-rooted suspicion to earn the trust and love of the Tongan people he has come to serve. Throughout his adventure-filled three years on the islands, he discovers friends and wisdom in the most unlikely places. John H. Groberg’s Tongan odyssey will change his life forever. It is an excellent movie filled with laughter, tears, and a yearning to be a better person after watching it.
The Movie starts at 6 p.m. Come and bring friends and neighbors to this classic film.
A free will offering will be taken in support of the Infant & Toddler Pantry.