Dramatic Arts for Mission Mobilization
SOURCES FOR DRAMAS
From: KidsCan@XC.Org (Jan Bell) Check out "Who Will Fill Our Shoes" by Glen Post, New Hope Publishers. Available from Kids Can Make a Difference (KidsCan@xc.org), ACMC, etc. 13 dramatic sketches, few props needed. Some titles include: One Man's Trash, Jesus Saw a Person, Missions Is, I'll Go, Missions: How Exciting, My Tomorrow. These are excellent for youth and adults to perform for the whole church.
A new theatrical production has begun it's 20-city tour of the United States to tell in a fresh way the inspiring story of Jim Elliott, Nate Saint, Pete Fleming, Roger Youderian, Ed McCully. It features a remarkable girl named Dayuma and her story of how God reached a stone-age tribe with the Gospel. Wycliffe Bible Translators, in cooperation with International Festival of the Arts and Impact Productionstook DAYUMA on a seven-month 20-city tour across the country from September 1996 to March 1997. contact Impact Productions at 1-800-422-7863--Reprinted from Wycliffe's June 1996 IN OTHER WORDS magazine <email@example.com>
The Mission Frontiers Magazine for March-April 1997 covers several Dramatic resources for Mobilization, including:
LITURGY: "LORD, THEY'RE DIFFERENT"
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Culture & color are God's gifts, No longer causing hate or rifts. One in body, one in spirit, We live united in God's name, Together Christ our Lord proclaim, Alleluia!
Responsive Prayer for Three Readers:
Reader 1: Lord, it's all changing. It's happening so fast. It's different, so different.
Reader 2: I know you said, "Go to all nations," but this is different. Lord, you didn't say you were going to send all the nations to us. It was easy to send in my mission dollars so missionaries could go over there, but, Lord, these people are coming over here, into our towns. They are taking over our schools. They are taking over our grocery stores. They are taking over our neighborhoods, and now, Lord, they want to come into our church.
Reader 3: They're different. I can't tell you how diffferent! They look different. They talk differently. They dress differently.
Or is it I who am different?
Reader 1: Lord, help me to take off my selfish, rose-colored glasses. Help me to see other people through the open tomb. Whether they are black or yellow, brown or white, Remind me again they're all the same in your sight.
Reader2: Open my eyes to see your cross and then hear your words again, "My son, I forgive you for your selfishness, for your prejudice, for your lack of concern, for your human weakness. I love you and will always love you as much as I love all those people who are moving into your neighborhood."
Reader 3: As my heart is filled with your love and forgiveness, Lord, let me see people with the eyes of my heart. Let me see people as you see them. Touch my eyes with a "second touch," that I may see people more clearly, that I may see people the way you see them.
Reader 1: Now it makes sense, People say the world is shrinking. "All nations" has suddenly become my doorstep, my neighborhood, my church.
Reader 2: If the schools can open their doors to accept them, if the grocery stores can open their doors to accept them, if our neighborhood is opening its doors to accept them, then I think we better open the doors of your church to accept them.
All Readers: We know that's the way you want it. Help us to want it that way, too.
Rev K. W. Behnken Pacific Southwest District, LC-MS Reprinted by permission