Widgets The Swingles' Dramatic Developments: a door closed, a Way opened

Sunday, August 10, 2008

a door closed, a Way opened

When I was here in Hong Kong in 2002 we noticed large groups of Filipinos sitting on the ground in public squares. We found out that they are live-in help, so they have no place else to go on a Sunday, their one day off. Our hearts were moved to reach them some how.

Yesterday I found out that my speaking engagements in the two morning services were cancelled. We were disappointed, but over breakfast with the director of the Hong Kong YMCAs, he told us...we should perform for the Filipinos on the public squares!

So we went to the Filipino fellowship and told them what the director had said and asked if they had any ideas. Turns out the teacher of the fellowship had been Hoping for a surprise. So I performed "The People J Knew". There was a woman there for the first time, and she decided she wanted to Know J! Yay! Then we had lunch with the fellowship. Fortified with Filipino fare, we went to the streets, where I performed "The People J Knew" in four different locations.

We had such a wonderful time!

Filipino friends, we'll post more photos later, but for now I hope you'll sign up for our updates:

On 24 August I'll be back to perform my play ( Chariots ) and then teach you some dramas we can do on the streets! See you then!

Filled with Hope,
Rich and Joyce


At 9:32 PM, Blogger Rich and Joyce Swingle said...

When I returned after The Olympics I taught them a sketch which they performed in Tagalog on the streets!

At 9:32 PM, Blogger Rich and Joyce Swingle said...

I got an email reporting that they're now taking their monthly birthday celebrations to the streets!

At 9:33 PM, Blogger Rich and Joyce Swingle said...

I got an email saying that one of the women had her friends perform our sketch at her wedding!


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