Friday, June 12, 2009

Preparations

Life continues to be very full these days -- with many hours of preparation for the July 4th Musical. It has been amazing to see the Lord almost daily answering prayers and showing His hand of provision for the project!

Just to share one specific testimony -- we've been praying about how to mic all our actors and actresses as our sound equipment is not sufficient for a drama production. The most lapel mics we'd need at one time would be 10 mics...a daunting number if you've looked into renting such equipment.

But we recently learned that our friends from Iowa, the Mally family, have graciously offered us the use of their high-quality mics. I had to smile at God's amazing provision -- They have exactly 10 mics. Isn't HE good!?

And now for a few pictures of our progress this week...

:: Sewing ::
The Lord so wonderfully provided used sheets donated from a local hotel -- lots of free fabric for white colonial vests!

I'm so grateful for all the hours my grandmas spent teaching me to sew. So MANY times their investment in my life has been a blessing!

I think the Colonial era had a fascination with buttons -- these vests alone took 88 button holes!

:: Rehearsal ::
Now that we're past the 'memorize-your-lines' stage, it's exciting to see the drama coming to life! We'd appreciate your prayers for each of the actors as the next two weeks we'll have a gap in practice schedule due to our family travels.
The Minutemen

:: Painting ::


Ruth and Elizabeth are the "Set-Designers", with paint all over their fingers to prove it! With a local company giving us some wonderful cardboard, it's been exciting to see the backdrops come together.

An almost-completed backdrop for an outdoor scene.


Thank you all for your prayers and e-mails of encouragement and costume ideas!


"Oh, how great is Your goodness, Which You have laid up for those who fear You, Which You have prepared for those who trust in You In the presence of the sons of men!"
Psalm 31:19

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sooo impressed with your abilities and your many,many talents. Good luck with your Musical. I am learning to play banjo, so I have a little taste of just how hard you all have worked to be where you are. God Bless.
Marie

Melissa said...

WOW! Looks great!

Kenna said...

Looks like alot of fun (and hard work) :) Yes, the Lord always provides!
That church backdrop looks so much like it's a actual, real, church. You guys are GREAT painters!

sarah m said...

Wow you guys! It looks great! Keep it up! :)