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Ministry to perform ‘Life of Christ’ drama

Many people say it is the greatest story ever told. On Saturday local churches will come together for a dramatic and musical retelling to raise money for a good cause.

Jeremiah 38 Ministries, based out of Oakland Chapel Church in Kitts Hill, will present “The Life of Christ” Saturday at the Ironton High School auditorium.

Becky Bowling, director of the drama, said people from 10 churches in Lawrence County, as well as Columbus and Cincinnati, will perform on stage. There will be about 60 performers altogether.

The drama will portray the life of Jesus from birth, through his life and the resurrection.

“We are raising him up on the cross. We are going to the tomb,” Bowling said. “He’s going to be risen at the end. It’s going to be full of music and drama.”

Although admission to the drama is free, Bowling said 100 percent of the proceeds from any donations would go towards Jeremiah 38 Ministries’ medical mission trips to Peru and Honduras this year.

“Our goal is to raise as much funds as we can, and 100 percent of the funds goes for medical and spiritual help to children and adults,” Bowling said.

Tickets are going quickly, Bowling said, and people interested in attending should call Donna Bowling at (740) 643-0282. Tickets are free but must be reserved in advance.

Tickets are also being sold for a dinner before the show, which includes a reserved seat. Those tickets are $15.

The dinner starts at 5 p.m. will the drama beginning at 7 p.m. Those attending the dinner are encouraged to take a seat in the auditorium after eating to clear seating for other diners.

Bowling said, although the goal of raising funds for the mission trips is important, the message of the show itself is the most important.

“The most important story is going to be on stage,” she said. “The center of this story is Christ. It’s all about his story. Not ours.”