Jerry & Jill Go Church Camping Part 4
Skit #10 of Jerry & Jill Series
Jerry & Jill Go Church Camping Part IV
Puppets: Jerry, Jill, Mother, Father
Jill: I’m scared.
Jerry: Oh, don’t be such a baby.
Jill: But what if we go over those falls.
Jerry: We’ll get this canoe turned around. Just give me a little more help.
Jill: I can’t. My arm is hurting.
Jerry: Well, give me the oar.
Jill: You can’t do it by yourself.
Jerry: I have no choice. The water is getting swifter, and we do not have time to spare.
Jill: I wish that I had not listened to you.
Jerry: It is too late for that now. You had better do some praying.
Jill: I don’t think we are getting any farther away from the falls at all. It looks like we are getting closer.
Jerry: I really need your help. It is hard doing two oars in this current.
Jill: I will try. Hand me an oar.
Jerry: Get the oar, Jill!
Jill: I can’t reach it. Oh, no! It went overboard. Now what will we do?
Jerry: I guess we had better start praying. I don’t see how we are going to make. Jill, you pray.
Jill: Dear God, we should not have come out in this canoe without permission. Please forgive us. Help us to get back to safety someway. Help us to be more careful in the future. In Jesus name we pray……………
Jerry and Jill: Amen!
Jill: I’m scared, Jerry. What if God decides to allow us to go over the falls?
Jerry: We did get ourselves in this mess. I hope God will send help……………otherwise
Jill: Do you hear that?
Jill: It sounds like a motorboat.
Jerry: It is a motorboat. Help! Help! Here we are.
Jill: We need help!
Jerry: Here Jill, take this red handkerchief and wave it.
Jill: Help! Please help us!
Jerry: The boat is getting closer. They are coming this way. Keep waving the handkerchief.
Jill: It’s getting closer. It looks like………Dad! Dad!
(Dad speaks from behind stage)
Dad: Jerry! Jill! Are you all right?
Jill and Jill: We are fine. We are sure glad to see you!
Dad: Here take a hold of this rope, Jerry. We haven’t got much time. The falls are getting closer. Now hold on tight both of you, we will try and pull you in. The motorboat has much more power than that canoe. Hold on! You hear me?
Jerry and Jill: Yes, we will!
Jill: Thank you, God, for bringing help to us. I will be so glad to see Mom again. I thought I might never see her again.
Jerry: That was a close call, Jill. Look there’s the beach. I see a crowd waiting.
(Mom and Dad enter stage)
Mom: Jerry! Jill! I am so glad to see you safely! Thank God!
Dad: Dad: We were so concerned when you two did not show up for dinner. I started checking around and some kids said they had seen two kids leave in a canoe. I was afraid it was you two when I couldn’t find you anywhere.
Jerry: Dad, I was wrong. I talked Jill into going with me. I will never do that again. I would have been to blame if we had gone over those falls.
Dad: Son, we are so glad that you are here safe with us. God answered prayer. He helped us find you and bring you back safely. I trust you will be more careful in the future.
Jerry: I sure will. Boy, I am hungry! We missed dinner.
Mom: Let’s go eat. I have some of those chocolate chip cookies waiting for you, also.
Narrator: Wow! God did answer prayer for Jerry and Jill! They were sure in a heap of trouble. Isn’t it wonderful, boys and girls, to know that God will answer prayer for you, too? Maybe you are praying about something in your life. Keep trusting God. He will never fail you! Sometimes He doesn’t always answers in the way you would like Him too, but He does answer! God answer might be “No”, or it might be “Yes.” Sometimes He says “Wait”! Just trust in Him.
© Kidz Ministry Jeanne McIntosh. All rights reserved. July 2003