Monday, December 17, 2007

Mary: Chosen by God pictures

Well, it's over. It's hard to believe that what I worked on so long is actually done! I'll miss working with all the children, but am so ready for a break. =)

The musical went really well on Saturday. Thank you all so much for your prayers! There were only a few, barely noticeable slip-ups, and everyone remembered their moves, lines, and cues so well! I feel so blessed to be the teacher/director of all these great children and teens!

The audience really received the musical well, and everyone was really blessed, based on the reaction we got. Praise God! It seemed like a dream when it was all over... I got up to thank everyone for coming and to thank all those involved for a job well done, and we got a standing ovation! Then Ben came out and surprised Miriam and I with a dozen pink roses each from the cast and crew. Miriam did such a beautiful job as Mary! So many came up afterwards to thank me and praise God for the gifts He's given. It was so nice to bring joy into the lives of so many people.

As usual, most were so surprised that I was doing all this at my age. One of the moms said to my mom, "Anna just doesn't know that she's only 17!" But, I do know how old I am; I just don't believe in the "myth of adolescence". =) I hope that somehow what I've done helps others see that teens can do hard things and helps spread the message of The Rebelution.

I couldn't have done it alone. There were so many that helped behind the scenes to make this come about. My family was wonderful - so supportive! Miriam ran sound, Dad ran lights, Elijah videotaped, Mom managed the heavenly realms, and Jubilee helped move things on/off stage in addition to dancing and acting quite well. I feel humbled to be used by God in this way, and look forward to what He may have for me next.

I spent much of today editing the DVD and uploading pictures. I uploaded the two picture slideshows I made, and you can view them by clicking the links below:

Mary - Chosen by God cast played at the beginning of the musical to introduce the audience to the characters

Mary - Chosen by God pictures played at the end to share pictures from the dress rehearsal and tell more about the making of the musical.

If you'd like to see even more pictures, go to my Picasa Web Album page and click on the album(s) you'd like to see. There's pictures from the practices, dress rehearsal, and presentation at the nursing home.

To God be the Glory! Great things He has done!


Ella said...

Yippee!! First of all, I can read the blog now, as you can see. Second, I am so happy about the musical. I was praying for you all. Sure wish I could have been there, though!

Miriam Rebekah said...

Anna, you have done such a wonderful job putting everything together! Working with you has been a joy.
I look forward to future productions (after a well-deserved break, of course!).

Brett said...

Congratulations, Anna! Keep doing hard things for God's glory! Onward and updward! =)

Anna Naomi said...

Ella, glad to have you back! =) Thank you for your prayers - they really mean a lot to me. I wish you could have been here as well!

Miriam Rebekah, thank you. You worked so hard, and I really enjoy working with you. Yes, after a break maybe I'll be able to think about more... it's a lot of work though.

Brett, thanks! Thanks for the inspiration you and Alex have been. Yes, onward and upward!

Claire said...

Anna, how beautiful. Music, dancing, and acting are three of my great loves, too, so I am so inspired by seeing what you and God have done.

In Christ,

Bonnie said...

Wow, sounds like a lot of work, but it has all gone so well, and it's a credit to you, and a blessing from the Lord :)