Believers' - Past Performances
the past few years, the Believers have presented several drama-musicals,
namely "Odyssey of Grace", “Broken-Up People”
and “On The Edge”. The preparations leading up
to and the actual days of presenting the musical were for
us a real life lesson on God's grace. Here are some details
of our journey and the magnitude of His grace.
People - God brought together a team of about 40-50
people in each of these musicals; …from singers, actors,
dancers, stagehands, prop-makers, sound and lighting engineers
to transport providers. The participants ranged from teenagers
to those in their fifties. God taught us to work together
as one body (no matter the age or background) to proclaim
the good news to those who do not know Him through music and
Toil - Many helpers came together to work on the
props. The prop-makers worked late into the night to create
props that were amazingly 'real'; from paper mache roast chickens,
wine shelves with bottles, food stalls, hairdressing salons,
locker rooms, golf driving range, etc. Their talents and creativity
were inspiring. Long practices for the singers, dancers and
actors were also part of putting the musical together. Some
of our practices lasted 10-12 hours.
Obstacles - Every year, some of the singers/helpers
fell ill the week leading up to the performances. Some lost
their voices, had the flu or food poisoning and some others
were told by their companies that they may need to be sent
out of the country for work that week. We knew that this was
a spiritual battle for souls. We prayed and waited on the
Answered Prayers - In His grace and perfect timing,
everything fell into place on our performance days. The singers/
helpers who were ill were healed, voices returned, traveling
plans were shelved and our unity in Him was evident.
Preparation - Before each presentation, we gathered
to pray and praise. We had marvelous times of intercession
Presentations - The presentations on all the days
went, by God's grace, very well. The actors remembered their
lines, the singers, their lyrics and choreography, the stagehands,
their positions and the technical crew, their cues.
Blessings - New friendships were formed and existing
friendships deepened. We experienced tremendous joy in working
together, praying together and serving Him in this outreach.
Just being part of His plan was a tremendous blessing to us.
Lessons - We learnt that His grace is sufficient
for us and His strength is made perfect in our weakness. We
learnt to depend on Him in all areas. We better understood
God's heart for the lost and His desire to reach each one
of them. The lyrics of the songs sung and words of the musical
spoke to us and reminded us that God's love is amazing and
unbelievable. Were it not for His grace, we all would not
have been there.
glory to God!