Monday, March 5, 2012

THIS is Why She Went to Hollywood!

After our daughter Grace graduated from Brenau University with highly trained musical talents of vocal performance and piano, she told us she was going to Hollywood, CA. She was riveted on getting there due a call from God to shine the light of Christ in Hollywood -- in hopes of making a difference with her God-given gifts and talents. I believe Grace, a Georgia Girl, has gone to Hollywood as an actress to bring Christ to Center Stage!
She planned to begin her new journey by enrolling as a student at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, and in two years she graduated with a M.A. in Worship Arts. She was ready to get a 'church job' and began praying for opportunities to audition. God opened the door for her to appear in more than 80 prime time TV show episodes as a 'background' actor. She has been a runway model and has been able to use her singing, playing and dancing talents in musicals in small Hollywood theaters.
Her flame has been fanned and her passion to proclaim Christ as LORD continues there. Her most recent effort to glorify God in Hollywood was her appearance in a reality TV show called Baggage, hosted by Jerry Springer. I have attached a link to the video. (It's Season 3, episode #18.)
I need to warn you that when I first began watching the video I was alarmed at the trash talk of the contestants and the host's encouragement of such language. And then they gave Grace a chance to share a little bit of her heart. That's when joyful tears came to my eyes and my heart exploded in thankfulness! In the midst of all the lights, the stage, the audience, the famous host, and viewing audience; Grace boldly shared her love for her Savior, His Word and unashamedly talked about her own purity.
What happens next? I don't know. The outcome is up to God. All I know is that God's people are called to tell others about Jesus and to introduce the lost to His Greatness. "Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven." (Matthew 5:16)
May God continue to bless the faithfulness of the next generation as they boldly seek to glorify God with what He has given them!
May God have mercy on U.S.!
For His Glory,