Nancy Harper

Nancy H. Harper -- I am a minister's daughter, farmer's wife, and mother of four children. I attended Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, VA for two years, and I completed a Basic Course in Writing from Institute of Children's Literature, West Redding, CT.
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  And a Little Child Shall Lead Them

Christmas Play by Nancy Harper

29 pages

3 m, 3 w, 1 teen girl, 1 boy, 1 girl, and pageant cast of 14

Michael is too busy and unconcerned to have any time for God. His twins, Chris and Camille, realize his need for God and are trying to persuade their father to go to the church Christmas program with them, but Michael has flatly refused to go. However, God is at work in Michael's life although he does not realize it. With the help of Uncle Matt, a faulty furnace, and his wife, Kathryn, the program is brought to him. Finally, Michael understands his own need for God. Performance time: About 50 minutes.

  Christmas at the Parsonage

Adult Christmas by Nancy Harper

38 pages

4 m, 7 w, 2 boys, 2 girls.

If you think your Christmas is hectic, look in on the Taylors at the parsonage! The four Taylor children are unhappy about being in more pageants, stranded travelers need help, a troubled high school couple wants advice about getting married, and on top of it all, a beautiful baby is left at the parsonage door. As the mayhem mounts, Rev. and Mrs. Taylor try to find the young mother who so desperately needs God's help. A delightful and inspiring story with a family you won't want to leave when the curtain closes. Performance time: 60 minutes.

  Unto Us A Child...

Adult Christmas by Nancy Harper

20 pages

5 m, 5 w, 1 boy, 1 girl, extra teens as youth group.

Elizabeth, pregnant with her third child, blames God for the recent car accident which killed her husband, Mark, a young minister. Distraught and grief-stricken, Elizabeth even contemplates giving up the baby for adoption. Her parents, strong Christians, reach out, but nothing helps until their pastor brings a special young woman to visit. The last person to see Mark alive, she tells about the healing comfort he gave her and her husband in the hospital on the death of their infant. The faith of those around her gives Elizabeth the courage to go on. "Unto us a...