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Casco Alliance Church

Aug 30 2017

The Alliance Church in Casco, Maine, is one of the oldest Alliance churches in Maine, and perhaps the oldest church in Casco. I have performed there several times over the years, and last Saturday, I had the chance to do a show there again. They were having a free community cookout, complete with bouncy house for the neighborhood kids, and - after hot dogs, Cole slaw, and chips - a performance by the Supreme Court Jester.

This was one of those shows that was ideal in terms of conditions. There was no significant wind, which is always a plus for a juggler, and it was outdoors, which allowed me to use fire torches, fire devil sticks and fire diabolo, with no threat to life or property.

The audience of 20 + people was, I am told, about a 50/50 mix of church folks and neighbors. The youngest kids were so taken by the bouncy house that they came and went between it and my show. Cotton, our rabbit, brought the kids out for the longest time, and fire props held them, too. However, the bouncy house was too big of a draw, I was fine with this, as I have often explained, my show is not really geared toward young kids, and an audience of older kids and their parents and grandparents is ideal.

As often happens in shows near home, I ran into a few people I know, including the guy who took care of our doves last summer while we were away for a while. I confess, I don't know his name; its really his parents, Jeff and Heather Williams, missionaries to Cambodia. I also ran into Jim Maurice, a long time supporter of our ministry.

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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 just 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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