Following prayerful consideration and consultation, Mark Drama Australia has postponed all Mark Drama productions until at least June 2020.
The decision was made with sadness, as there were many churches and university groups we were looking forward to partnering with across the Easter season. Following and confirming our decision, we have learnt the Australian government has placed a ban upon indoor gatherings of more than 100 people.
We are confident that Jesus’s death and resurrection assure us of his triumph over all evil (Mark 16:6, Colossians 2:15). And we are convinced that Australia and the world deeply need to hear the message of the kingdom of God, to ‘repent and believe the good news’ (Mark 1:15). However, at this time it is wise to suspend productions so to avoid the further spread of COViD-19. Mark Drama Australia has always sought to serve the local church and parachurch organisations, and we will continue to do so into the future. We give thanks for the hundreds of Christians across the country who have being preparing for productions and pray that they have benefited much from their study of Mark.
While autumn 2020 is not the right environment to stage the Mark Drama, Mark’s message is timeless. Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (1:1). We rejoice that he is compassionate and kind, and willing to make us clean from sin (1:40). Please join with us in praying that God will mercifully limit the spread and effect of the virus upon our country and the world. Pray for health professional, that they will be strengthened by the Great Healer. And pray for Christians everywhere, that they will be bold to share the good news of the kingdom of God.