Jesse and I are thrilled by the opportunity to put on the musical “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” at Aroma. It’s been a dream of Jesse’s for years to be able to do something like this at Aroma. It’s also been super cool for me to be able to come alongside him and help create this show!

Before we began the rehearsal process, Jesse and I talked about wanting to use this show to bring glory to God. We both agreed that in order for things to work out, we would need to put God first. This is why we pray before and after every rehearsal. We listen for the Holy Spirit’s guidance when making big and small decisions, such as which actors to cast. We also pray for things like finding cheap materials to use for the set, and having a joyful and exciting time at practices! There have been a couple times where we’ve forgotten to pray before rehearsals, and it’s crazy to see the difference in the atmosphere. A couple weeks ago was one of those times. The cast was feeling frustrated, Jesse and I were stressed about being unprepared, and it seemed like nothing was getting done. We had gone through about half of the rehearsal time when one of the actors, Caleb, said “Hey, we forgot to pray!” We immediately stopped everything and prayed, and from then on, things were a lot lighter. Yes, we still had the same amount of work to do, but when we invited the Spirit’s presence to come alongside us there was a sense of unity that wasn’t there before. When the unity of Christ is amongst our team, it seems as though we can accomplish anything!

Prayer has been the most important piece in both the rehearsal and creative process of this show. The second most important has been the team. The cast consists of six people: Lucas, Gale, Samms, Matt, Andrea, and Caleb. Each of them play an equally important role in making the show a success. Whenever this group gets together, the energy in the room is so positive and uplifting! Although the rehearsals are held later in the evening, I (most of the time) leave feeling refreshed and encouraged by the group and the work that was completed! The dynamic they bring is something Jesse and I specifically prayed for, and it’s so beautiful the way He answered our prayer. In moving toward the performances, our hope and prayer now is that everyone who sees the show will feel blessed. Please join us as we pray that the show will allow people to laugh and feel a greater connection to our community. Pray also that all who attend will be drawn to the Father by the love and encouragement that comes from Christ’s aroma! 

Jesse和我很高興能有機會在馨香堂演出“你是個好人,查理布朗”音樂劇。多年來,Jesse一直在夢想著能夠在馨香堂演出。對我來說,能夠和他一起來幫助創作這個音樂劇是非常酷的!

在我們開始排練之前,Jesse和我談到要透過這個節目將榮耀歸給上帝。所以我們都同意,我們需要把上帝放在第一位。這就是為什麼我們在每次排練之前和之後禱告。我們聆聽聖靈的指導,做出大小的決定,比如演員。我們也為了像是尋找便宜的材料,背景的設置等事情禱告,並在整個過程中不斷地被喜樂以及興奮充滿!其中很特別的是,我們有幾次忘記禱告,卻能察覺到那氣氛的不同,這真是不可思議。像是幾個星期前,是其中的一位演員感到沮喪,這名演員指責提出Jesse和我沒有做好準備,因為在那個時候已經彩排了一段時間,離正式開演只剩下一半的時間了,似乎沒有任何事情是完成的。就在這個時候,其中一個演員,Caleb說:“嘿,我們忘了禱告!”所以我們立即停止了一切,然後禱告,從那時起,事情就輕省了很多。是的,我們仍然有同樣的工作要做,但當我們邀請聖靈與我們同在時,就有了一種前所未有的團結感。當基督的團結在我們的團隊當中,似乎我們就可以完成任何事情!

禱告是本次演出的排練和創作過程中最重要的一部分。第二個最重要的是團隊。演員由六人組成:Lucas,Gale,Samms,Matt, Andrea,還有Caleb。他們每個人都扮演同樣重要的角色,使這個節目能夠成功演出。每當這個小組聚在一起,房間裡的能量就是如此的積極向上!雖然排練都是在晚上進行的,但是我 (大部分時間)都會感到精神煥發,鼓舞了我們的團隊已達到目標!他們所帶來的動力是Jesse和我特別禱告的,而且祂回應我們禱告的方式真的非常美妙。在走向表演的過程中,我們現在的盼望和禱告是每個看這個節目的人都會感到幸福。請與我們一起禱告,透過這個音樂劇能夠使人歡笑,並感受到與我們社區如此大的連結。同時也禱告所有觀眾都能被來自基督馨香之氣的愛與鼓勵所吸引。