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A Pioneer Miracle (2003)

Not Rated | | Family, Short, Western | Video 1 June 2003
A moving example of the power of prayer, a miracle, and God's grace.



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Cast overview:
Belle Richards at age 8
Maeve Millard ...
Belle Richards at age 23
Kellet Cook ...
Joe Richards at age 3
Dennis Saylor ...
Morgan Richards
Brock Holman ...
Joe's older brother
Nicholas Nord ...
Joe Richards (double)
Julie Jenkins ...
Margaret Richards
Levi Larsen ...
Joe Richards (adult)


A moving example of the power of prayer, a miracle, and God's grace.

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Family | Short | Western


Not Rated

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Release Date:

1 June 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

In the Arms of Angels  »

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1.78 : 1
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Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Written by Robert Robinson (uncredited)
Performed by the Choirs and Orchestra of Brigham Young University
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If You're Into Angel Stories ...
25 September 2010 | by (Durham Region, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

Angels seem to be quite popular these days, from both a Christian and a New Age standpoint, so this short 14 minute film will likely have a fair amount of appeal. Supposedly based on a true story, it recounts what is claimed to be an angelic intervention to save young Belle Richards and her even younger brother, who have defied their father's wishes to head out to collect tree gum. On the way they try to cross an area blocked by a rockslide and have the rocks slide out beneath them. Sure they're going to die as they fall toward a lake below them, they feel themselves lifted by a power and put back on safe ground. While Belle saw nothing, years later her brother Joe says (while in a delirious state due to fever) that he saw an angel during the incident.

It's nicely done and demands little from any of the actors involved. It's a Latter Day Saints (Mormon) production, but unless you know the somewhat nuanced differences, it will come across to many as basically mainstream Christian (one giveaway is when Belle refers to God as "Heavenly Father" rather than "my Heavenly Father" or "our Heavenly Father.") However, it didn't really seem to be evangelizing for the Mormons. It just told a tale that had been passed down through family history.

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