Hey Guys!!! I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving!! I sure did!! My Grandparents and Uncle came over for lunch, Turkey, Stuffing, Potato's, Corn, Bread, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potato Casserole, and of course, Pumpkin Pie. Then that night, we went over to my cousin's on my dad's side of the family, for more desserts. It was a great day!!! But this post isn't about Thanksgiving, It's about, "A Manger Carol." What's that???? Well, Like I said in a past post, I wrote, and directing the Christmas program that the youth group at our church is going to preform. And I'm going to post about that. Well, First, I'm going to tell you about the play. The story is a Christian version of "The Christmas Carol." In the play, Bethany Coleman, (My Friend Michaela) Is a Spoiled, Rich, girl who's father owns a department store, (Coleman's Department Store, that is,) and Bethany thinks Christmas is all about her. So She wants the Church choir that her father hired to sing at the department store on Christmas day, to sing un-Christian Christmas songs. But Molly, the Choir director, (My Other Friend Cori) Wants to sing Christian Christmas songs. So Molly prayers that Bethany will learn the true meaning of Christmas. So that night, while Bethany's Sleeping, her Grandfather (My Friend, Brianna's dad)Comes, and tells her that she will be visited by three angels, The Angels of Christmas Past Past, Past Present, and Past Future. (The Past is the first Christmas, so, Past Past, is before the First Christmas, past present is on the first Christmas, and past future is a couple years after the first Christmas.) Anyway, The Angels are Gabriel, (My Friend Julia's brother) who tells Mary that she is going to have Jesus, Cal the Shepherd, (Nick, a kid in the Youth Group) who shows Bethany the Shepherds and Angels, and Mary, (My friend Erin) who shows Jesus (Jerry, the youth group leader) healing a blind man when he is an adult. So then when Bethany Wakes up, she goes and talks to Molly, who helps her accept Christ. The play is about 45 min long, and at the end, Ariel, (A girl in the youth group) sings Mary did you know. So, I'm really excited about it. It's going to be on the 13, which is only 12 days away!!! Please pray that the program goes well!!! And here are some pics!!!
Michaela (AKA, Bethany)
Bethany and Grandpa Coleman
Bethany and Gabriel
Bethany and Mary
Jesus, blind man, and his disciples (Jesus has a cool wig):)
Chior singing Bethany's choice of Song
My friends Abby, Brianna, and Hope.
Practicing the Lines
Practicing curtain call-or at least trying to. :)
As you can see, it's alot of work, but It's also alot of fun. :)