Many of us know the story of apostle Peter’s miraculous escape from prison but this weekend we were again reminded that God is certainly the God of the impossible when the Sunday school children of the New Apostolic Church in Gauteng staged a play on this event for its members.
Taking place at the St Stithians School in Bryanston, Johannesburg on Saturday, 28 November 2015, the Sunday school children brought to life this miraculous event together with various musical and orchestral items. Capturing the essence of this important Biblical story they explained how King Herod (King of the Jewish people) persecuted Christians and ordered the arrest of Peter. Because members of the church were afraid, they gathered together in a house to pray, and while they were praying, an angel visited Peter’s prison cell. Even though he was heavily guarded, the angel miraculously released Peter. He then found his way to the house where the church was praying. The children then explained the importance of this story for the 21st century.
The play, which was staged twice in the morning, also formed part of a family picnic day where families spent quality time together and with other NAC members. Fires were provided for braais and there were jumping castles, water slides, as well as organised fun activities for the children.
District Apostle Patrick Mkhwanazi thanked everyone involved for making the play and the day a success. He especially thanked the children for their dedication, highlighting that such dedication is important for the future of the church. Plays will also be staged in KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the Free State, said the District Apostle.
Below is a gallery of the Gauteng staging of the Sunday school children’s play, Peter’s miraculous escape from prison.
* By Rivonia Naidu-Hoffmeester