Amish Grace

Synopsis: When a gunman killed five Amish children and injured five others in a Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania schoolhouse shooting in October of 2006, the world media attention rapidly turned from the tragic events to the extraordinary forgiveness demonstrated by the Amish community. Through the eyes of a grieving mother, Ida Graber, and other devastated families, this movie explores the Amish's astonishing reaction to the horrific shootings - of forgiveness and compassion.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Gregg Champion
Production: Lifetime Movie Network
  6 wins & 4 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.1
TV-PG
Year:
2010
89 min
71 Views


Based on a True Story.

However, certain events and characters have

been fictionalized including the Graber family.

- (Bird Cries)

- And you have everything, right?

- (Bell Dinging)

- (Chattering)

(Children Laughing, Chattering)

(Man)

Work hard, Elijah.

April 2, 2007

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

(Car Door Closes)

(Sighs)

Wow. That looks nice.

Looks bigger than the one they tore down.

- Sure put it up fast.

- Well, that's because they work together.

Boys, wait for your sister.

(Woman)

Hi. Hey. Hello. Rebecca.

Look at you, getting around so well.

(Chuckles)

I've been practicing.

Well, have a wonderful day at school.

I know things won't be the same, but...

(Bell Ringing)

Thanks for coming in on your day off

to do this follow-up with me.

Are you kidding me?

I wouldn't have missed it.

I've never had a story hit me so hard.

(Groans)

It's changed how I see everything.

Six Months Earlier

October 1, 2006

- (Dog Barking In Distance)

- (Knocking On Door)

Such a racket on a Sunday, Rebecca.

Do you need to see Katie as badly as all that?

- Sorry. I'll knock quietly next time.

- Mmm-hmm.

I'll not hold my breath.

Good Sunday, Mary Beth.

(Laughs) She truly is

a clodding horse, isn't she?

Ah. You forget what you were like before

you became such a refined young lady.

I was never a horse.

Oh, no. More like a hopping,

fluttery bird flying about.

Now look at you...

a young woman baking pies.

Barely a feather left.

Bet I could still fly if I wanted to.

I've no doubt.

Does this mean you're going

to talk to Teacher Ruth today?

- Do you think I'm ready?

- I do.

We're going to help Dat set up the barn!

(Sighs)

Oh, boy!

Now, your sister... she's a half-blind colt.

Mmm-hmm.

(Sighs)

Move along, girls.

Folks are ready to worship.

(Horse whinnies)

Whoa.

Wie geht's, Isaac?

Where's Rebecca?

I hope she hasn't been in the way.

No, no. She's been a big help.

I just sent her inside with Katie to wash up.

(People Chattering)

- Hi.

- Happy Sunday.

Good Sunday.

- No bean chowder?

- (Sighs)

Good. Chowder with Isaac doesn't agree.

- It doesn't sit well with Gideon either.

- (Laughs)

I got a package from Emma. Look.

Look. Her boys are taller than she is now.

She's my sister. And was a friend to you.

She's shunned, Ida.

You shouldn't open her letters.

Good Sunday.

(Ida) Hannah and Jacob

love Sundays at our house.

- She's so beautiful.

- I'm taking her to town this week.

- Want to come with me?

- I'd love to.

- Can we come too?

- You two aren't old enough.

Well, I mean, if they really want to come,

we could always ask.

But they annoy me.

Well, then, we'll just have to

make you sing and entertain us.

Have you heard Rebecca sing?

- (Laughing)

- Oh.

(Laughing)

I went to the horse auction this week.

And an English man said to me...

"Why do you keep yourselves separate"?

Well...

I will tell you what I told him.

"We are separate so that we do not stray".

"Someone who boasts

that he is a Christian..."

"must walk in the path of Christ".

Then he said to me...

"Can you not walk in the path

of Christ and watch television too"?

(Chuckles)

I said, "Well, that would be

quite a trick".

How can we keep our minds on God...

if we're distracted by worldly pursuits?

The answer is, "We cannot".

We keep our lives simple so that our path

to heaven will be wide open for us...

and not cluttered with obstacles.

Let us lift our voices now...

in expectation of arriving

in our true home.

# Safe in the arms #

# Of Jesus #

# Safe on his gentle breast #

# There lie His love #

# Overshared #

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