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.
Please Note: This movie is based on the events in the life of our Women’s Brunch Speaker, Marie Monville.
Who is Marie Monville?
Author of the book, “One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting” (Amazon.com)
When all other lights go out, He still shines!
This became the anthem to Marie’s life when on October 2, 2006, her then husband made a decision to hold an Amish school house hostage, forged while moving through unthinkable circumstances, into the unfathomable love of the Father. On her darkest day, Marie simply chose to believe that HE IS. This act of faith radically propelled her into a future she could not have hopes for or imagined. Marie ministers the truth of God’s love: it is deep enough to heal any wound, strong enough to break all bondage, and it brings life to the broken and light to those in darkness. By cultivating worship in the deepest places of her heart and releasing it before His throne, Marie has found the secret to being “transformed into His likeness with ever increasing glory” (2 Corinthians 3:18). She will inspire you to dive deep into a passionate, transformative love relationship with God.
If you would like to learn more about Marie Monville you can go to her website: MarieMonville.com.