David & Lisa Owens are both natives of Oklahoma, known for its rich Native American History, oil production and agriculture. They are two of our volunteer/work campers who together make our campus more beautiful. Lisa saw a post on Facebook that we needed help putting up Christmas lights, both she and David agreed to go. “We were there for 9 days wrapping 70 pillars and putting lights on , Christmas trees,” recalls Lisa. “We spent our 39th anniversary volunteering with whatever they needed, doing cards to pass out was one of the duties they gave us. And before the new season opened in 2022, we were blessed with a camper to stay in while we are here.” “Kent asked us to maintain the rain bird irrigation system in 2021-2022. We can do other things also, but the landscape area at the front gate is what people see first,” says David, “so we spend a lot of time there keeping it looking attractive for the visitors.
Lisa started as a cast member in 2022 as servant 1 and or 2 and she is open to try new roles this next season. In 2023 they felt a need to bring this community of work/campers together, so they started “The Gathering,” on Thursday evenings. “It’s a time where the work campers can fellowship. We sometimes get busy working and forget to build relationships,” says Lisa. “Anyone who wants to can bring a snack. We usually sing and maybe play games or have a devotional time, share testimonies, it’s a 'gathering with the saints' time. We want to get to know those who we’ll be spending eternity with.”
They love reading the Bible and both have favorite passages in Isaiah, Lisa’s is 65:24 and David’s is 40:31.
When asked what they like best about the non-profit, they both agree they are dedicated to bringing the gospel to this community. We at the Passion Play appreciate what you two are doing here. Your love and commitment to sharing the gospel in this area has been amazing.
The Great Passion Play is devoted to making the Scriptures come alive!