Jordan youth's original drama leads to salvations
The youth of Al Ashrafieh Church of the Nazarene in Amman, Jordan, wrote, directed, and starred in a drama about love, performing it for a packed house of 600 people at a rented venue 29 April.
The play, titled “The Pride of the Story,” depicted a conflict between love and pride in which an atheist was challenged by his believing friend to embrace the love of God. The atheist was confronted by three stories of love.
It began with a scene inspired by the love story of Romeo and Juliet, followed by the story of a father who donates his heart to save his sick son, and then a poor mother who deeply loves her family is devastated when faced with the loss of either her husband or her child. The final scene portrays the victorious love of Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross for the redemption of all humanity. Having witnessed how Jesus conquered death by His resurrection, all pride in the atheist’s heart was shattered and his beliefs collapsed in front of this matchless love.
Many people who do not attend the church came to see the performance after being invited by their family members and friends or having seen the event advertised on Facebook. Some people responded to an altar call at the close of the event, and church members prayed with them.
The youth described an unforgettable moment backstage when the team of actors and helpers — while no one was watching — held hands and with grateful hearts lifted up their voices in one accord, giving thanks to the Lord.