Several years ago, the Holy Spirit planted a seed of desire to use my God-given talents in the dramatic arts to share His word with others. However, I didn't nurture that seed until about two years ago.
After being approached to portray Mary, the mother of Jesus at Christmas in 2017, I realized there were no scripts that 'spoke to me'. At that time, under pressure to fulfill that obligation, I turned to the Holy Spirit for assistance in writing an original script to share Mary's story. Later, I felt a burden to share more stories of the real women of the Bible, the first being Eve.
I felt that God was calling me to step out in faith and begin a full-time ministry, A Gentle Witness. Since I did not know what direction I should proceed in establishing a formal business, I approached the Greater Aiken SCORE chapter for advice and counsel...and most importantly, accountability. They were most open and assisted me over the course of many months in determining a business model and executing the model to lead to greater success.
SCORE assisted me in determining not to pursue the non-profit model of business, but rather the LLC model. Since establishment, the business has developed a portfolio of presentations for Eve, Abigail, and Mary and has portrayed the roles at various churches in and out of state. SCORE has advised me on marketing, on intellectual property, on scheduling, and on profit making. The advice provided will carry me forth in the future and allow me to reveal God through the writing and portrayal of Biblical women.