“Mission Improbable” is an inspiring film that demonstrates that, with God, the improbable can become probable. Pastor Matthew Isaacs (Mike Tinker) pastors a church in which helping alcoholics and drug addicts is not a priority, but retaining a good social status is. Pastor Mike is more concerned about the offering plate than people. However, when he gets an opportunity to help out a ministry rehab center, he realizes that the dreams he has been having about laying hands on people and praying for them were God ordained. He feels a call to the center and undergoes a dramatic change. This change results in him losing his fiancée and being fired from his church.
However, he is about to make a big difference in people’s lives, including two people named Shane (Collin Alexander Brown) and Susan (Juli Tapken). Shane has been addicted to drugs and has been on the run from a drug dealer called “The Boss.” Shane’s Christian brother, Frank, cares enough about Shane to suggest the ministry center in Tennessee, and Shane meets Susan on the bus on the way to the center. She is addicted to the bottle and just got out of a relationship with an abusive boyfriend. Susan’s mother was the person who cared enough about her to sign her up for a stint at the rehab center. Her mother also delivers a funny line, telling Susan if she doesn’t change her ways at the rehab center, she will be back home “faster than Superman can change his clothes.”
Resistant at first, both Shane and Susan realize after meeting Pastor Matthew and getting involved in the Bible study and with the center workers, that their trip to the ministry center was God-ordained. Also, when Matthew sends a Christian book about praise to his former fiancée and her mother, a miracle takes place that might be more amazing to Matthew than to them. This wonderful and inspiring film is awarded our “Faith-Based” Seal, as it contains a faith message but has some objectionable content, namely drug use and dealing. The movie makes it clear: Change is possible.