Thursday, August 23, 2018

Lake Itasca Part 3

One of our favorite parts of the Lake Itasca music festival happens at 3 & 7 pm on Saturday. Our family along with some of our dear friends lead a Children's Storybook Hour. We sing songs, memorize a Bible verse and then act out a drama written about someone in history that had an impact for Christ.

Leading songs is always a lot of fun!! There usually ends up being a lot of pictures with funny facial expressions because we tend to get really into what we are singing.

It is always so special to see the children (and adults) get involved with the actions and activities!

Stephen and Susanna led the memory verse this year. Our theme was Choices! We all have so many choices to make in our lives! What we think about, what we say, what we do, how we treat others, how we spend our time. Those choices have such an impact on our own lives, and they impact the lives of others!  So it is important to base those decisions on the truths of God's word!

This year we acted out the life of John Jay. Most people don't know anything about him, so it was amazing to be able to do all of the research on him and share the story of his life to so many people! Some have called him the "forgotten founding father,"  and it was a challenge to get all the information we needed to write a script!  What we did learn about his life showed an incredible man of character!

John Jay has played a vital role in the founding of our nation. He actually served in more different capacities than any other founding father! He had an impressive political career as a writer, a foreign ambassador, the first U.S. Supreme Court Justice, New York Governor and more! Making many impactful decisions throughout his public service. He also served faithfully in his church and was president of the American Bible Association which is still going on today.  It has given out millions of Bibles to people all over the world!

It is always amazing to see how God pulls all of the details together to make the drama happen. We don't have a lot of time to get together and practice for it, so we always try to cover everything in prayer and do the very best we can.

Who doesn't enjoy an opportunity to dress up in old fashion dresses?!

We are so grateful for the Stangl family, the Kopsa family and several others that help us with the drama every year!! They are always willing to memorize tons of lines as a main role or simply dress up and be an extra in the scene. It is such a blessing!

The cast and crew!

"Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy--meditate on these things."
Philippians 4:8

*Thanks to Emma  for letting us share her pictures!


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