An Orphan’s Christmas: The Story of George and Mary Muller
LENGTH: 45 minutes (Performed since 2011)
A story about prayer and faith for the Christmas Season!
We are God’s hands and heart, especially for the poor and destitute. What would our world be like if we did not care for others in need? Caring for each other is at the very heart of who God is. He shows that He cares by using us!
An Orphan’s Christmas, will remind audiences that we are His hands and feet in a hurting world. In the 1800′s orphans posed a real problem on the streets of Bristol and throughout England, for that matter. With no one to care for them their only options for survival were the workhouses, factories or the streets where they begged, stole or worse. At the same time many Christians were struggling with their trust in a God who provides. Poverty was something many feared.
A German pastor, George Muller (1805-1898) and his English wife, Mary, felt directed by God to start an orphan house. It was unusual for its time for it was both free and sustained solely by prayer and trust in God. They felt that God wanted to use the orphan house to encourage their church to trust God for their every need and the needs of others. The results went far beyond even George Muller’s expectations.
Today, we can get so busy meeting our own needs that we forget to help others. When we do we are sharing God’s love for others and laying up treasure for ourselves in eternity.
THEMES: CHRISTMAS, SALVATION, GOD’S PROVISION, GENEROSITY, FAITH, KINDNESS, THE GOSPEL, HELPING OTHERS, HISTORY CHANGERS, GOD’S FAITHFULNESS, FORGIVENESS, HELPING ORPHANS
PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL: POSTER, POWER POINT and BACKGROUND HANDOUT
“Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age” 1 Timothy 6:18&19
“It was an excellent drama, the way it related to believers and non- believers. It had humor interspersed with an impacting message. Well done!” Evangelical Church, Taber, Alberta
“It was entertaining but with an eternal message behind it. A good mix of humor and serious message.” South Calgary Community Church, Calgary, Alberta
“People were saying how they enjoyed it and it touched their heart. We also enjoyed how we learned about the life of a hero of the faith. We appreciated the humor and the message.” Abundant Life, Edmonton, AB
“A good message about ministering to the poor which fit with our emphasis on outreach this Christmas.” Church of the Rock, Calgary