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July 2016 MISSIONS UPDATE
From Brenda J. Lillie
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 Travels in the Netherlands ~ July 2016

 
COMPANY!
In the midst of settling back in, travelling to different churches each Sunday, attending VPE meetings, having production & design meetings, casting a show, doing a read through, taking driving lessons and studying for driving theory exams (WHICH I JUST PASSED!!!!! Praise the Lord- now for the practical exam), I was lucky enough to have my friend Barbi come for a week long visit.  It is always an adventure with Babs~ and this trip was no different.  My GPS lost her mind in Germany, due to construction, She tried continually to direct us back to a highway that was closed, then onto bike paths and walking paths. I seriously almost chucked it out the window (had IT not been my phone, I might well have followed through). Meanwhile Babs was trying her best not to laugh knowing how stressed out I was-But folks it WAS INDEED Funny.  Little did we know that our first day of travel would set the theme for the week -getting lost- would become the theme of the week.  I kid you not, every day!!! But in and through it all we found fun things.  We happened on a concert in Dusseldorf, the oldest synagogue in Germany in Essen, another concert in Enkhuizen, Bridges, statues, good food and I had an incredible week with a good and gracious friend...whom I miss dearly.  So here's to getting lost, meandering, and discovering things you wouldn't have had you not gotten lost in the first place!  And if you must get lost...be with good friends.  They help you see the funny and bright side of it.   

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Wouldn't have seen this if we hadn't gone the wrong way in Dusseldorf!
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FUND RAISING PROJECT

A SOUND SYSTEM FOR TOURING.
We need Mics/a Sound Board /Speakers & Monitors/ SD Player/Cables/Road cases- The works!
They need to be durable, and good quality.

Early estimates are in:  $15,000.00 

 
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StageLife held auditions.  We have an incredible cast~ Thank you for praying!

Post Card for Pastors to book us!  
Casting was not easy, we have a lot of talented folks!  This is a good problem to have.  On Saturday July 9th we had a read through.  It was a great rehearsal, and I can not wait to see what God is going to do with this work.

THIS JUST IN....We have our first booking secured!  
February 4th in Roosendaal!
11 more Open Tour Dates to be filled!!!

Our set design has been delivered and we will have our first build next Saturday August 6th.   We have pulled fabrics for all costumes.  This is going to be a beautiful show!

Hannah Bellows arrives this week (August 2nd) for a 3 month MAPS assignment.  Looking forward to having her here, and for her to see what the Lord would have her do.

Rehearsals begin on August 29th...as do my language classes  Nothing like being a little busy. :) Don't know that I would have it any other way.

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AND SO IT BEGINS!
 
Prayer Points and Praise Reports...
Praying for open doors with Pastors and A COMPLETELY BOOKED TOURING SEASON! (PS: this has not happened before)
Praying that I would pass my driving practical exam the first time.
Praying for my head aches.  I have been having a lot of them lately.
Praying for productive and efficient set builds. Incredible, inspiring and anointed rehearsals. 
Praying for the finances for the new sound system to come in.-We can't tour with out it.

 
        Praising God for the Cast and crew he has brought together!
Praising God for passing the Driving theory exam!!!
Praising God for time with friends and family (my Niece Amanda comes at the end of August.)
Praising God for this house He has given me to live in.  The quiet, and peace I get here after long and stressful days are amazing.
Praising God for the StageLife Production Team, and my Sending Team.  Without whom I could not be here and do what I do. You are all precious to me!
God is SO GOOD!
Therefore, my brothers and sisters, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends! (Phil 4:1)
Morning Musings:
Standing Firm.

   So much is going on in our world today.  I can't make sense of it.  I don't understand this level of hate and unrest.  But what I know is, we who know Christ and call ourselves Christians are called to LOVE and OBEDIENCE.  We are not called to hate and fear monger .  
    As Christians, we are here to serve, love, train and build up others.  This journey is not a selfish pursuit...but a SELFLESS PURSUIT.  We honor God by holding others in greater esteem than ourselves.  Paul called his brothers and sisters his JOY and his CROWN.  And he encouraged them to stand firm in the Lord.
    This world is going to get crazier and being bombarded with so many images of hate and fear, it will be tempting to become numb to it all.  Because what can we do in the face of such hate?  THE ONE THING WE ARE CALLED TO...LOVE.  In the face of hate show Christ's love.  In the face of evil show Christ's love. It is not our job to determine whether someone deserves our love.  God loves us all where we are at presently...And so we should follow suit.  Shine His love and His light so others can see. feel and know He loves them truly.  Let God worry about changing someones heart, mind, and choices...He did it for you...He will do it for them.  You just do what you are called to do. Love, Encourage, Esteem.  The world needs His love more than ever.
                              
                                                 
Live to be a Blessing!
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