RiversidePeace wrote:It's such a shame that money comes before the Gospel message. My prayers are with and for you and everyone involved with the event and most importantly for the people who will find Jesus through the presentation of His Word through voice and actions.
Just thought I'd add that money actually had nothing to do with the original (but reversed) decision to cancel the Sunday evening performance. It would have made no significant difference in money spent by the church in having one or two productions that night. The director just thought that since we would have to take the set down that night, that it would be too late to do that after the second performance. And we only had 25 people going to that one at that point in time. So I promise money was not the motivator.
We ended up having 130 people at the last performance, and many of the people who worked other aspects of the event during the week got to see it, so that was good. In total, 1,930 people saw it over the six performances. That's about 320 for each performances, which is about what we have on a Sunday morning service. So we had a lot of people from the community come see it, which is exciting. We may never know the spiritual results, but we know seeds were planted.