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Life House shines light on real drama

Friday, October 19, 2012

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At the Donut shop, donut workers Tyler and Lori Shoemaker appear in one of the scenes.
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Oct. 31 has become one of the most popular dates on the calendar, with grown-ups and youth embracing the Halloween date as a day to dress up in costume and to be frightened -- on purpose.

Some years ago a local church hosted a 'haunted house' type event, presenting a Christian message while entertaining the holiday crowd.

Pastor Rob McKamey has continued this free event at North Fork Baptist Church this year, writing a script around main character Mia Foster, "... whose name is literally 'one light' in Greek," says McKamey.

The walk-through drama contains 12 scenes in 12 rooms on the campus of North Fork Baptist Church.

If you go, you'll see a church that has been discarded. Boarded up. Cobwebs and dust abound in a sanctuary that once thrived with life and music.

"In a "what if" situation where The Church has all but died, Mia continues to shine the light of Christ. As the story unfolds, Mia and others will face real life choices and a promised time to stand before Christ and face eternity," McKamey explained.

"Life House deals with the real choices that we make for now, and for eternity."

By the end, the tableau presents the story of salvation, "Eternity is real. It's a real message," said McKamey.