States of Grace (also known as God's Army 2: States of Grace) is a 2005 drama film by Richard Dutcher which tells the story of two Mormon missionaries in Santa Monica, California. It is a sequel to Dutcher's God's Army.
The story revolves around Elder Farrell (Lucas Fleischer) a "by the book" Mormon missionary and his companion, Elder Lozano (Ignacio Serricchio) who, because he is a few weeks away from finishing his two year commitment, has no plans to work very hard at his job of preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ.
All of this changes as the two Elders are caught in the cross fire of a gang shooting. Just prior to the shooting, the targets of the attack, a group of thugs had intimidated the missionaries, but despite this, after the attack, Elder Lozano helps save the life of Carl (Lamont Stephens), one of the shot men. Carl asks for last rites, but Lozano explains that he is not Catholic and doesn't do that, but tells him that if he lives, he will be spiritually saved.
To stop the...