Excitement is growing by leaps and bounds as our hometown, Seward, prepares to welcome thousands of people --growing to around eight times its normal size. With a huge list of family-friendly activities from dawn till dusk, the July 4th festivities are a hands-down favorite celebration!
And the countdown for the Patriotic Musical Production, Foundations of Freedom, continues! We have been in awe of God's handiwork in every aspect of this project. I could list a dozen specific answers to prayer that we've seen over the past weeks -- everything from choreography details to having exactly enough large, silver buttons (with none left over)! A huge thank you to each of you praying blog-readers. It's been incredible to see the Lord bring this all together and we are GREATLY looking forward to what He has in store for this weekend!
A few fun facts of the Musical --
- Cast of 35 -- from both Iowa and Nebraska
- 4 people involved in writing the Musical
- 6 original songs
- 13 Founding Fathers
- 62 handsewn items of clothing
- 615 handsewn buttons
- 250 buttonholes
- 48 pant legs sewn into 'knickers'
- 5,000 'scrolls' containing Scripture and quotes from our founding fathers.
- 3 performances in 2 locations
- One faithful, merciful God Who is able to do
exeedingly, abundantly above what we can ask or think!
If you don't have plans for the weekend, we'd welcome you to join us in Seward! The Musical performance times/places are as follows:
Seward Bandshell --
*Bring your lawnchairs!
Friday, July 3rd @ 7:45 pm
*Come early -- Our family will be singing at 7:00!
Saturday, July 4th @ 9:00am
Gretna Community Church, Gretna, NE
Sunday, July 5th @ 6:00pm
Urgent Prayer Request: There is a percent of rain in the forecast for the weekend. Please join us in praying for clear weather!
Also, we'd be grateful for prayer during each of the performance times. May the Lord be lifted up and glorified and hearts be drawn unto Him!
“In circumstances as dark as these...
we need understand only that God rules in the armies of heaven,
and without His whole blessing,
the best human counsels are but foolishness.”
--John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence