The Errand of Angels
A wide-eyed sister missionary arrives in Austria to begin her 18-month-long mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Despite having to make a few cultural adjustments, Sister Taylor meets every challenge with optimism. Her enthusiasm to share the Gospel makes her indomitable, until she finds herself with an abrasive companion whom she doesn’t understand and doesn’t particularly like. This challenge, along with the ordinary vicissitudes of missionary life begin to wear on her, and thus in the process of sharing the Gospel, Sister Taylor finds herself gaining a better understanding of its key precepts: faith, repentance, forgiveness, and charity.
“The Errand of Angels” is about a young, idealistic missionary woman who perseveres in her faith despite many setbacks and obstacles. For anyone who has ever stood up for a belief or tried to share it, only to be discouraged or ignored, this movie will hit home. Rachel Taylor (Erin Chambers) is ever optimistic but soon the many indifferent people she encounters even begins to wear down her passionate enthusiasm. But she learns many life lessons as she encounters grumpy people, nice people, and some not so nice.
This movie is about a Mormon missionary but certainly those that are Christians will appreciate the fact Rachel wants to tell others about Christ, only to be met with closed doors and, at times, rude attitudes. However, she keeps her sense of humor and optimism to the end! We are awarding the movie our Dove Seal for Ages 12+. The movie’s theme is clear: telling others about Christ is not always easy.