Dear <<First Name>>,
We recently sent out a paper prayer letter along with a prayer card and a birth announcement card for Jessah. If you did not receive this, please click here to email us and let us know your address. Thanks so much, we'd love to get one of these to you.
We have just enjoyed what we call "birthday season" with four girls celebrating their birthdays in just over four weeks. Melanie has written an update which is on our website with lots of pictures. Please click here to go to the update.
We will keep this update really focused and ask you for prayer for this weekend. We are hosting the Mark Drama at Trinity Chippenham. The Mark Drama is a 90-minute theatre-in-the-round production of every event in Mark's Gospel. The audience feels like it is immersed in the action as 15 actors present the Gospel with all the energy of Mark's writing. There is humour along the way, but the intensity rises as the end draws near and the enemies of Jesus seem to achieve their goal of killing him. It is such a powerful presentation, especially when you consider that the acting team are not professional actors, but just a team of men and women from the church.
For the past few weeks these 15 have been learning the structure of Mark's Gospel, and then they came together to rehearse for the first time on last evening. Tomorrow, after rehearsing all day, we have the first performance on Saturday evening. Peter, Hannah and Aliyah are the Mead representatives again and are excited to be part of this. Hannah and Aliyah are in the "plus-team" which means they get to play various characters through the 90 minutes. Peter will again be one of the two "baddies" - a Pharisee who questions Jesus and ultimately expresses the anger of the religious leaders against Jesus in the build-up to the crucifixion. It is an intense role, but it allows the audience to see the wonder of who Jesus is as he goes to the cross and dies for our sin.
Please pray for us all this weekend (Melanie will be helping with childcare on Sunday). If you are local, please come along and experience the Mark Drama, but whether you can make it or not, we would really value your prayers. Please pray for health for all involved, for lots of guests to come, for people to come to know Jesus for the first time and for everyone to be drawn closer to Jesus.
With our love,
Peter & Melanie