Youth group

Queen Esther
3/8/2009 7:06:09 AM by: Elsi

The youth group worked with Esther this week, partly in honor of Purim (which starts March 10) and partly because we're studying young people in the Bible who faced situations parallel to modern life. We started with a walk-through skit—by which I mean I assigned parts, handed out scripts, and the kids read through it without rehearsal or preview. It featured Miss Yang, a brilliant mathematician and programmer (played by Wanqing), who was drafted by President Xerxes (Alex) to help save the government from terrorist attacks. Her uncle (Zheng), who worked for IBM, which made him privy to hacker threats, was hated by the head of Homeland Security (LeHao) because of a missed promotion and, therefore, hated all Asians. Samuel shone as the FBI/CIA/Secret Service agent. Then we talked about the real Esther, and from there moved to parallels in our lives: If the principal makes a bad rule, you could confront him. If other kids want you to do drugs or sex, you can say no. Courage ... cleverness ... loyalty——the lessons of Esther.



 

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