It’s play time, that wonderful, wacky, tiring, exhilarating time each year when our daughter and the Homeschool Dramatic Society prepare for the latest production.
My job on our first day in the theater was to drive the overstuffed Notgrass History van.
How I love these 69 homeschooled students who are in this year’s play. I love spending time with them and their families. Some I met for the first time this year; others I have watched grow over the last decade. We even have a few actors whose parents were HDS members themselves.
This year the cast is performing Journey of Faith, which tells the story of English missionary Gladys Aylward and her journey of faith to and in China in the 1930s and 1940s.
This week is performance week. I would love it if you could join us in person or by livestream online.
Thursday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. or 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 17 at 7:00 p.m.
Click here to purchase tickets to watch in person or get access to livestream the performance online. Tickets are only $5.00.
On Saturday our daughter and ten members of the cast gathered behind the stage at FunFest in Cookeville, Tennessee.
At noon they sang three songs from Journey of Faith and then strolled around the festival in costume to hand out invitations to the performances. What a great experience that was for them all—singing about Jesus, performing in public, and talking to strangers under the watchful eyes of their parents.
One of the songs that some of our young actors sang on Saturday was the play’s theme song, which is also titled “Journey of Faith.”
Journey of Faith
by Mary Evelyn Notgrass McCurdy
The One who is unseen
Will see you through.
The One who made you
Will make a way.
The One who is holy
And good and true
Will guide you on
Your journey of faith.
How blessed is the child whose family walks with him or her on their own journey of faith.
For you have been called for this purpose,
since Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example for you to
follow in His steps . . .
1 Peter 2:21