I felt so honored being offered the role of Christiana. But after looking deeper at the script, the music and this wondrous woman’s life, I felt scared. Scared that the challenging songs, and scared that I could not portray this great of a woman well. Nevertheless, I have peace in the heart. I will pray for God to give me enough wisdom, energy and sensitivity to play this role. I also shall pray that I may not be tied up by want for playing her perfectly. As the Bible and the Bible class has reminded me, I should remember the importance and the meaning of rest. I should have trust and faith in not only myself, but my team and my God. Though it may be even greater a challenge, I should and will try.
Venetia Liao Team 5
[Editor’s Note: The VOICE ‘16 musical is titled and based off of the book “Queen of the Dark Chamber”, the true story of the life of Christiana Tsai, a Chinese woman who came to know Jesus despite persecution.]
When I attended camps in Taiwan before, we sometimes played dramas, so I had a few experience in acting. This time in VOICE, it’s my first time to play parts in a musical, this is really fresh for me. I will play an Angel’s part in the musical. Even though it’s just a small part in the show, I still enjoyed it a lot when i was practicing. Yesterday, me and Jamie practiced singing a song called “The Search”. The melody was lovely, but I also liked the lyrics a lot. We haven’t finished learning the song, so we’ll keep on going today. I hope that I can learn more about musicals during this chance.
Dear Friends and Family, We are enjoying our time at the Northwoods. We do not have strong enough internet to upload a lot of pictures, but we will be posting occasional pictures on “The VOICE Conference” Facebook page. For now, here is one after Saturday evening’s musical performance. The students did a wonderful job!
Saturday evening, the VOICE students put on a brand new musical called “Eternal Education.” The story is about a math teacher who starts teaching at Durham High School. He faces a number of challenges with his students, the faculty, his wife, and his faith. We wish you could have been there– it was amazing to see God help them put on a musical (all in English!) in less than 2 weeks!
We have posted some of the songs from the musical on our YouTube channel. Here’s the opening song: “Learning What It’s All About.” Please take a moment to watch!