September was the Month of the Bible here in Panamá, and I led Bible studies with the Youth of the Parish on Friday nights. The members of Luz de Mañana (the parish youth group) decided to celebrate the end of the month of the Bible with a Talent Show for Christ (they picked the name) and we held the program last night.
We had a great time. Luz de Mañana planned the entire program and did a wonderful job. There was music, dramas, dancing, and even a "Bible Olympics" in which the congregation answered Bible questions. Our Choir and El Gran Combo de San Cristóbal did a few numbers, too. And, as always, the church was filled with a mix of all generations.
Here are some photos:
Dinner before the program
The McQueen girls at the door
A skit about responsibility
Clarissa singing (with some kids peeking in the background)
El Coro de Jovenes, directed by the Lovely Mona
Juan sings a solo
Just before his second number, Juan invited El Gran Combo to come back him up on Somos Pueblo de Dios, a song the kids love. They jumped up and surrounded us, dancing and singing along!
Ricky, Bernie, Walter Smith, Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. Doyle in the front row
Bible Olympics! In this part of the Bible Olympics the young people have the names of books of the Bible and have to line up in order and give the theme of the book.
The second skit: The Island of Feeliings
Ricky Staple (he is providing percussion for a young man who is rapping.
El Gran Combo de San Cristóbal
The Rhythm section
A group of youth from several churches decided to get up and do a little song and dance! I remember them doing this number at Vacation Bible School. This bunch were the teachers for VBS this year.