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Grow in our faith, gifts and purpose,


while running the race

God has marked out for us

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

-HEBREWS 12:1-


Want to grow more in your faith, gifts and purpose, but…


Learn from faithful Christ-followers from history who overcame setbacks, obstacles and even detours to run their own unique race and become ‘mentors of the faith’.

They learned to shake off things holding them back, and grow in their faith, gifts and purpose – ON PURPOSE! You can too!

Want to do drama or public speaking for the Lord, but…


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Does your church need encouragement, and…


Throughout history there have been challenging times.  Why not introduce your people to the struggles and victories of a faithful Christ-follower out of history. You will be inspired, encouraged and challenged. You can also livestream the drama!

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I’m Deanna Storfie

 My passion is to introduce you to faithful Christ-followers of the past, their stories will encourage you to grow in your own faith, gifts and purpose – ON PURPOSE!

I am a writer, actor and faith encourager. For over 35 years I have been acting up for the Lord. In 2006 I started Acting Up! Drama in order to introduce audiences to our rich Christian history. I use my gifts to encourage people as they see the goodness of God and the transforming power of the Gospel at work through the lives of faithful Christ-followers from the past.

I’ve ministered in churches, schools, camps, retreats and conferences. For fifteen years I’ve volunteered at my local correctional center, sharing my one-person dramas with women inmates. 

I know what it is to overcome self-doubt, failures, lack of faith and countless obstacles in order to run the race the Lord has marked out for me.

I’ve learned from the examples of  faithful Christ-followers who faced their own failures and setbacks, much worse than my own, persevering to the end of their race so they could receive their prize. Not because they were super determined, but because they depended on a Savior who equipped and empowered them to do what He’d purposed them to do.

They learned what they needed to. Grew where they needed to. And trusted God even when it seemed too difficult to move forward. Oh, and did I mention they were ordinary people, like us?

 Here’s my STATEMENT OF FAITH in case you’re interested!

“Scripture and history teach us that our omnipotent God uses courageous and godly Christians in chaotic times as catalysts for spiritual transformation.” Jim Denison, The Daily Article


The Story of George and Mary Muller

“I heard back from many of our people. They felt the performance was very powerful and moving. George Mueller’s life story is an encouragement and challenge to us all. May you continue to be used by The Holy Spirit to share the stories of committed men and women of God.”



Do you want to be challenged, inspired and equipped to run your spiritual race?

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                                                                                    Why not learn from the examples of faithful Christ-followers who’ve gone before us and whose shoulders we stand upon? They denied themselves and chose to follow the purposes of God for their lives. 

They faced challenges, setbacks, disappointment and countless struggles, but they also lived lives of passion, adventure and purpose. 

Discovering the power of prayer and intimacy with a Savior who loved them was crucial. So was clinging to the promises of God’s Word and hearing His voice.  As they learned the importance of obedience and bouncing back from failure, they were able to grow in perseverance, character and hope. 

 “The glory of God’s grace can be found in the transforming of the ordinary person into someone quite extraordinary…so it seems that the (lowly) things of the world – those who don’t naturally stand out – are often the ones who show heroic lives when transformed by grace.” Dr. Gaius Davies, from his seminar, Christian Biography: Beyond the Cult of Personality


Perhaps you’ve wanted to act or even speak in public, or you’ve wanted to improve on your skills. 

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      Learn about some faithful Christ-followers who ran their race, overcame obstacles, but persevered to the end. Click on the Images to find out more and what ministries are saying…

Performing Parables

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, so that we would walk in them.”

– EPHESIANS 2:10 –

We are definitely living in difficult days. Perhaps you are looking for something that will engage with your church or group, both spiritually and visually? Something that will encourage their faith and trust in the goodness and faithfulness of God.

Each drama has been thoroughly researched to hold true to what was going on in history and the mark that person made for the Lord at the time. They are not portrayed as super-Christians but as those who struggled but leaned on the goodness of God and His Word.  

You will find my dramas have a variety of themes.

Are people needing to  be reminded about the faithfulness of God during difficult times? Do they need to be encouraged about the power of prayer? The incredible hope we have in Christ when things look completely hopeless? Or, how God delights in using ordinary people to do extraordinary things? The list is endless of what we can learn from others.

Perhaps you have a favorite person you want your group to be introduced to; a person whose story has encouraged you.

“It has often been said, if we will not learn from history, we sentence ourselves to repeat its mistakes. This is supremely true of Christian history, which shows us the conflict of God’s Word with the world, in and through the lives of his servants, and sets before us the possibilities of living for God that had never before entered our minds.”  

J.I. Packer (Theologian) 

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Blessings as we use our gifts to serve the Lord – together!


I’ve been sharing my dramas about Christian ‘heroes of the faith’ since 2006, with over a hundred different churches and their ministries, from a variety of denominations.

I appreciate the people that I have met within the body of Christ; many quickly feel like family. They might be the people who host me in their homes, the ministry leaders who work tirelessly in their communities or the people who are encouraged by the stories.

I know that as I research and share the lives of these heroes of the faith, I have been challenged in my own walk with God, right along with my audiences.

As a result, for fifteen years, I have been volunteering at my local correctional center. With a small group of Christian women from different churches, we have been using our gifts and abilities to introduce women inmates to the goodness and love of God. We have been blessed to see many come to faith through the years.

More about me and my family

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