Hello my name is Brenda J. Lillie and I am a Missionary in the Netherlands !
My Call is Simple:
I am an ambassador of Christ to the artistic community.
“So, we are Christ’s ambassadors; God, making His appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” (2 Corinthians 5:20)
I am a graduate of Emerson College in Boston, MA and have been in the entertainment industry for the last 28 years. Feeling called back "home" in 2005, I left my life as a professional stage manager to begin working in the public schools and church community of Winchendon, MA. For 6 years I helped the arts come alive for the people in that region!
together with a group of local artists and technicians, we raised up a drama ministry for the youth and adults at Cornerstone Church. Many of the students went on to compete nationally at the National Fine Arts Festival; and in their adulthood have become Pastors, Youth Pastors, Worship Leaders, Missionaries, and using their gifts in their local church and in their communities! In 2006 I launched a small theatre production company called Doors & Windows Theatre Co. together with Cornerstone Church, the public school and local YMCA, we were able to produce 3 full scale musicals, 3 childrens theatre productions and we held a month long drama camp. But God had even more in store for me than I could have imagined possible. In 2009 I met a missionary from the Netherlands and I knew it was for such a time as this that I was created.
And NOW: I am the Artistic Director of
Our fabulous theater company and the evengelistic outreach arm of the soon to be Bridge Artistic Network. A church plant for the artists in the Amsterdam Metro region. StageLife's purpose is to go and bring the Love of Christ to Life on the stage through whatever piece we perform. The Bridge's purpose will be to Bridge the gap from the artist to the God who so gifted them! Helping artists of every ilk hone their craft and know beyond a shadow of a doubt they are loved by the Creator of the Universe! I am excited to see what the Lord is going to do next!
It's all about bridge building!
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