Dale Sieber

Armed with a BA in music and a minor in Library Science and working as a librarian at a Vocational School in Eua Claire, Wisconsin,Dale Sieber did not see Covenant Players coming. After first seeing a Covenant Players performance at his church, Dale recounts; “It seemed to me that everyone from my congregation suggested to me that I should be doing this. I was surprised. I had never thought about doing anything like this."

Dale began praying daily about whether God wanted him to do this or not, and wrote several letters to CP's world headquarters, asking about what it took to be a Covenant Player. Finally after about 2 1/2 months, he decided he needed to make a decision. "I knew why I wanted to join CP. It was full time ministry; there was a lot of traveling involved; and I enjoyed being on stage performing, whether it was drama or music. Then I thought that I really needed to consider both sides of this, positive and negative. So I asked myself, 'Why should I NOT join CP?' I would not have my own apartment or my own car. This would not be a regular 9-5 job with benefits. There would be no steady income. I would be away from my family.

"Because I felt the Lord nudging me toward CP, I felt no remorse or apprehension or misgiving about not having these things. I had learned and believed that when God calls, He provides the ways and means to fulfill that calling. I certainly have the option to say no, but I had also learned that when you say no to God, things don't always go so well afterwards until you lose or finally say yes. At the very least, you lose out on the many blessings God has in store for you when you take part in His plans. The answer was abundantly clear to me: I had to join CP because God was calling me."

 

Dale's time in CP has been a living example of Matthew 19:27 & 29: "Peter answered Him, 'We have left everything to follow You! What then will there be for us?' Jesus said to them, 'Everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother or children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit eternal life.'"
Dale wrote the above testimony even as he is living through treatment for cancer. Through it all, Dale stays on the job, serving His Lord through Covenant Players. His faith and steadfastness is an amazing witness and testimony to the power and strength Christ gives if us if we give ourselves over to Him.

 

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Dale's wife, Ann Sieber, was also in Covenant Players from 1981 until her death in 2015.  Her story is found here.

This article is an excerpt of the original article here.