Well, there have been a lot of hindrances and setbacks, but we are finally getting ready to meet the gentleman whose interest led to the purchasing of the musical - Deke Arlon. He is coming in from London to Nashville where he will be meeting with a record company to try and wrap up the record deal. Our group will travel to meet up with Deke this Wednesday and spend the evening with him. It is at this time that each of us will sing for him and basically show him what it is he purchased (He's never actually seen the show, he's only heard the cd...) After the trip is concluded our director, Michael, will tell us if Deke liked each of our performances or not. If he does like it then we will go before the hired director for the show and sing for him (tryout for the role). If Deke does not like it, doesn't think it is what he is looking for in the performance, or simply doesn't think it is good enough then I will not have an opportunity to tryout for the tour.
The following day we will be heading over to a famous recording studio to perform in front of various record company/producer/directors/artists. We will present a sort of abbreviated version of the show (55 minutes) for them. The whole point of this performance is to basically show the company a little bit of what they would be buying into. In the days following our presentation, Deke will be meeting with these people to try and hammer out the deal, so our performance can be a real help to that process.
We are approaching this as a huge moment for our group. Obviously, there is a lot "on the line", but what we are focussing on is that this will be a phenomenal opportunity to share Christ with people who may not know Him. We see this as a great ministerial opportunity, and we want to take every moment to be examples of Christ, in everything we sing, say and do. We are expecting God to show up in a huge way, and we know He will do amazing things.
Please pray for us this week as we prepare to leave and then as we are in Nashville.
God knows the plans He has for me, and I am just thankful for this amazing opportunity!