Waiting For The Call

  • Cast Number: 3
  • Run-time: 20 minutes
  • Bible Reference: 2Timothy 3:17
missions. Understanding that God doesn't call the equipped, He equips the called. We as people feeling we are unequipped or not being receptive to the call must listen to the stirrings of our hearts and feel the burden God has placed there.
Two actors and an offstage voice.
The storyline, (with some comedy), has two people discussing the need for direction versus preparation for a life as a missionary or pastor.

Cast:

• Bill
• Catherine
• interviewer voice
(all actors could be either male or female)

Props: Construct a phone booth, having it fairly large in order to draw the attention of the audience.
Have a Bible, school books, and a diploma.
Make a tape of phone ringing.

Each time that the words, "the call", are spoken by either actor, they must be emphasized.

Sample of script:

SCENE ONE

When the lights come up, Catherine is standing on stage by the telephone, obviously anxiously waiting for something. Bill walks on, and starts to pick up the phone to use it Catherine blocks his way.

Catherine: No! You can't!

Bill: What do you mean, "I can't"?

Catherine: It's just that this phone is, well, it's. . .busy.

Bill: (Looks directly at the phone ): Doesn't look too busy to me.

Catherine: Well, maybe not right now, but it will be.

(Bill looks puzzled )

You see, I'm waiting for a call.

Bill: You're waiting for a call?

Catherine: Not a call, I'm waiting for the call.

Bill: (Pretending understanding ): Ohhh. (Looks to audience and shrugs his shoulders, starts to leave).

Catherine: Hey, wait a minute. Where are you going?

Bill: To find a phone that's. .available. I just got accepted at (Name of) Bible College and I want to call my pastor and let him know.

Catherine: (Name of) Bridal College?

Bill: No, (Name of) Bible College. I'm going to Bible College, to learn more about God and His Word, and perhaps to discover more specifically His leading in my life.

Catherine: Are you going to be a pastor?

Bill: I don't know yet. All I know is that I want to serve God, and do His will, and that I'm open to Christian work in a full-time capacity. Maybe I'll even be a missionary.

Catherine: So you've had the, . . . . the call?

Bill: I don't know what. . . (looks at the phone, light dawns in his eyes ) The call. You're expecting a call (incredulously ) . . from . . . (looks up, then back at Catherine ) . . . from . . . Him?

Catherine: Yes, I am, and I'm going to stay right here until the call comes.

Bill: But that's ridiculous. Where did you get a crazy idea like that?

Catherine, (slightly hurt ): From the Bible, of course.

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