We had two skits today, but since the Amigos church was booked for the day, they combined the Amigos and Central church services and we only had to do each skit once. After our skit for the morning service, the youth went to another room for the sermon. Our first skit was the Prodigal Son—afterward we discovered the sermon was the same topic. Serendipity!
In the evening, the students and I presented a skit based on a true story, which Elizabeth Talbot, a pastor from Argentina, told to Oregon Conference pastors and teachers in January. She told us about how she was snatched from her mother as a baby and how her mom got her back. We had the audience´s rapt attention as we acted out this dramatic abduction. I invented a conversation between a teenage Elizabeth and a friend about whether her mom was fair or not. Remembering her mother´s devotion to her settled the argument for her. We let the sermon drive the message home: when we understand God´s self-sacrificing love for us, we don´t question his character.
Three skits done—six more!