Thursday, July 02, 2009

This Weekend

Practice, practice!

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!

'James Madison'

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!

Stay tuned....

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


Anonymous said...


Julie said...

Wow, those costumes are just beautiful! You have some really talented seamstresses!

Praying for NO rain this weekend, and for a fantastic turnout. Wish we could get there to see it, looks like it will be a wonderful production.

Your family always does such a great job of giving God the glory and presenting the gospel.

Lesley said...

Praying for you all! How exciting! It looks like a wonderful production. I'm hoping to make it out to see it this weekend.:)

I'll continue to pray for you as you finish preparations and as you perform. May you glorify HIS name!

Kenna said...

Looks like it's gonna be a great musical and it is being used to glorify God!
Wish I could come see it. Hopefully you will post pictures of it.
God Bless!

~Desiree~ said...

I will be praying!! I hope that this is a BLESSING!!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow, cool! I wish we could come, but we live in ND.

Sydney said...

Very cool! 8)

Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

Looks like fun!:)
Have you heard of the movie Amazing Grace?
Just Curious...
God Bless!

Tabby said...

I have been thinking about your family allot as the 4th has been sneaking up on us! You will be esspecially in my prayers this weekend! God Bless! (I wish I could have helped with more of those buttons!)

Anonymous said...

Praise God, and I will be praying for you during the whole program. God Bless you Wissmans!!!