Monica Sorrell is hoping to help others see how powerful the Lord is through her play “My Journey.”
“God is still working miracles,” said Sorrell, a gospel recording artist.
“My Journey” – slated for Saturday, August 30 at the Corinth Coliseum Civic Center – deals with the disappearance of Sorrell’s daughter, Ebonee Sanders in 2008.
“You never know when you are going to be on the other side,” said the writer of the play. “This is my way of helping others with similar problems.”
Sanders was scheduled to do a gospel concert with her mother when she went missing in July of 2008. Despite the constant efforts of many, Sanders went unfound for three weeks.
“You hear stories of people who never come back,” said Sorrell. “But we never gave up looking for her.”
A phone call from a woman named Linda near Paducah, Kentucky began the process of reuniting Sanders with her family.
“We still don’t know how she ended up there,” added the mother.
Sanders was found to have Multiple Sclerosis (MS) after being examined by a doctor following her return home.
MS is a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation such as numbness.
“We all have our lives planned out then some catastrophe happens,” said Sorrell, who is also producing the play. “We think it’s the end of the word, but it isn’t.”
As a comfort to herself, Sorrell began writing about those three weeks.
“My other daughter (Deshae Redden) thought this was a story that needed to be told,” she said. “She thought it was a testimony.”
Ebonee also thinks it’s a wonderful thing, according to her mother.
“A lot of times we see people who are on hard times and don’t help,” said Sorrell. “Linda did for Ebonee and it has changed me.”
“My Journey” includes a cast of 15 hand-picked performers. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. The evening will be hosted by comedian Deno Posey and includes special guest, The Young Family, and a special guest performance by The Mary Howell Band.
“The play draws attention to the trials and tribulations of homeless people, MS and faith,” said Sorrell. “It also shows how God answers prayers … it’s a story meant to be told.”
(For more information about “My Journey” go to Sorrell’s Facebook site IAMMonicaSorrell or call 662-596-1663.)