Chel & Riley really hated being bored, so Riley sets out to plan an adventure that the children will never forget. After digging through several exciting but expensive adventures, the two settle on an amazing and free expedition up a nearby mountain. Little do Chel & Riley know that danger lurks around every turn of the mountain path. On the one hand, the children marvel at the beautiful scenery that God has made; and on the other, wild animals lay quietly in the darkness of a cave waiting for some unsuspecting prey to walk in. The peaceful and pleasant pathways give way to crumbling ledges that lead down rocky cliffs. And most importantly, a lone dark figure lingers in the shadows following the children’s every movement. They don’t see him, but somehow they know he’s there. Is he their friend or a dangerous enemy? What lessons will God teach Chel & Riley on the Great Mountain Adventure?
Matthew Graphman is a 20 year veteran in the IT world. Matthew also studied writing and drama while attending college at Bob Jones University. It is through the use of drama that Chel & Riley first became a reality. In an effort to develop a new and fresh approach to Vacation Bible School, Matthew created the character's of Chel & Riley. Their adventures were used to connect the VBS materials with the kids and act as a continuing thread so that the children would return each night to hear what happened next. It was after the second adventure that Matthew decided that the adventure might even make an exciting youth novel. Matthew then took the outlines for the improvisational skits and turned them into The Great Mountain Adventure. Chel & Riley have played out 9 adventures so far over the last 10 years at Matthew's home church in Morgantown, Indiana. The local kids and adults look forward to every summer to see what new and exciting trouble the two get into.
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