In December, LCC connected with Professor Andrew Pederson, the faculty director of the Drama Department at Concordia University Chicago (CUC), about donating professional puppet ministry equipment. He shared with us that the University was reorganizing the Drama department and wanted to revitalize a puppet ministry they had a decade ago.
When he saw the pictures of the equipment, he said it was a Godsend. The puppets and equipment they had were far from the quality of this donation.
On Tuesday, January 24, all the puppet equipment was delivered to the drama department at CUC. Later that evening, Professor Pederson sent a thank you email saying, “The students are thrilled and buzzing with possibilities. We will use this gift well.”
After numerous unsuccessful attempts to find a new home for the puppet ministry, it was through that phone call that God opened the door to where the puppets will be used to train future teachers and church workers to communicate the gospel through a puppet ministry.