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Ordinary to Extraordinary: The Story of Gladys Aylward

LENGTH: 45 minutes (Performed since 2003)

A Christian drama about the life of missionary, Gladys Aylward

The story of Gladys Aylward has encouraged many over the years. It can be so exciting when we feel God’s leading and direction in our lives. Our brief existence takes on a bigger meaning and purpose. However, when the walking out of that purpose begins, it’s amazing how many obstacles, doubts and even nay-sayers come our way. What seemed so clear, becomes a struggle and the enemy of our souls would love us to give up. Don’t quit!

Ordinary to Extraordinary is a humorous, yet inspiring true story about Gladys Aylward, an ordinary, hard-working woman, who wants to serve Jesus, her Lord and Savior. Audiences will relate to her struggles as she overcomes obstacle after obstacle to follow the call of God on her life.

In the 1930′s Gladys travels to China by every mode of transportation imaginable (even a mule train). She finds herself in a country where she doesn’t speak the language and knows no one. Yet the Lord has a plan for this English parlor maid and Gladys eventually finds herself running an inn for muleteers; working as a foot inspector; stopping a prison riot and rescuing 94 orphans, all the while sharing the good news of the gospel in their own language! Her life wasn’t easy but it was never boring as it went from ordinary to extraordinary.


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“The drama opened up for us what a life given to Jesus can accomplish. We had so many comments on how good the acting was and how much everyone enjoyed the humor and the message.”         Abundant Life Church, Edmonton, AB

“Inspiring story. What is God calling me to? God desires us to be active in the body of Christ. What is my part? Great performance!”       Taber Evangelical Free Church, Taber, Alberta

“You made Gladys come alive! Her simple prayers of faith, her willingness to be used by God, even though she felt she was just an ordinary person. It was a great message, but your comments afterwards was such a wonderful invitation to our guests; simple, direct, with no ‘beating around the bush’. Thank you.”        Calvary Baptist Women’s Ministry, Gibsons, BC

“This was a great way to reach out to non-believers in a way that they will hear about Christ.”   Faith Community Baptist Church, Claresholm, Alberta

“It was excellent! Drama is such a powerful tool to teach. We need to have more biographies of extraordinary Christians.”               First Baptist Church, Prince George, BC

I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8 "God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around, but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us." Eph 3:20 The Message "For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10