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LOL at So. Paris,ME Veterans' Home

Nov 06 2019

LOL, my student juggler troupe, had a show in a new venue this week: a VA home in South Paris, Maine.  It wasn't exactly a hospital, but it wasn't a nursing home, either.  The vets who were there were alert, and most of them were ambulatory.  Regardless of why they were in the facility, it was a blessing to spend the morning with them. My students were respectful as they visited, prayed, and gave out cards to the veterans thanking them for their service to our country.  (Especially fitting since this is Veterans'Day week).  One patient shared his story with us, and it had a powerful impact.  He had been in hospice care for a year and a half-a placement that usually means one has less than six months to live.  He is now 86 and healthy. He also shared with us a prayer he found in his wife's Bible after she died, and how this prayer led him to faith in Jesus.  This testimony was confirmed by staff there.

As for the show, it may have been the best of this school year.  Lillia performed battle axes for the first time ever, and Grace juggled machetes on Lillia's shoulders flawlessly.  The six jugglers in "Beautiful, Scandalous Night" were perfect, and again Jordan sang the song beautifully.  Tanner was very funny performing the lotta bowl, and Abbie performed her part in "I Want to Know What Love Is" for the first time, and she was excellent.  

After the show and visitation, our contact person (also a mom of one of the students) treated us all to pizza, chips, and brownies before we headed back to school, full and content with a job well done.

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The presentation was fun and encouraging... The gospel message was clear and encouraging. I purchased your book and just finished it. Your scope is broad and again encouraging. May God continue to bless your ministry. I will encourage others to read your book. -Parishioner of a local church

"Hey, I  wanted to say that was a great message in chapel today! It touched something:) thanks for doing it!" -High School Student  

"We are so grateful that you brought your amazing ministry back to our church this year... The Gospel message you bring applies to all!  It is such a positive, valuable work that you do."  -Coordinator of Christian Ed. UCC Church

"There's no questioning it. This is powerful stuff. It's extremely touching at times, never less than entertaining, and I see a lot of sincere love for Jesus in you guys."  -Dwight Lilies, song writer

The Lord has given you a wonderful window through which to present the Gospel!   - Field Director of Alliance Missions to Paraguay

"What a wonderful ministry to both children and adults.  In past years it has been a struggle to arrange programing that would hold the attention of all ages, but also challenge each heart with God's gift of Salvation.  Thank you for sharing your ministry."  -Sunday School Sup't.

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