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Hilltop Baptist Church

May 28 2018

10 years ago I was on staff at Ossipee Valley Christian School, which was housed in Hill Top Baptist Church in Cornish, Maine. Since working there, the church has turned the building over to the school, and has moved across the small Maine town of Cornish; atop another hill. So when I got a call from the former pastor's daughter about doing a Friday night "kids'club", she was inviting me to return to a place I'd never been before.

The new location is in the old Cornish Elementary School, which means it comes with plenty of Sunday school space, a cafeteria for a fellowship hall, and even a full playground.

The retired pastor's daughter, Amy, was not the only familiar face in the audience. The mom of two other former students was helping, as was a teacher from OVCS, and a former student, Kristen, who was accompanying two of her sons. Kristen married her middle school sweetheart, Stephen (arguably the most natural juggler I ever taught) who is now a state trooper. Who knew 15 years ago when these two noticed each other that they would marry, have three kids- so far- and be serving together in the church they married in! Very cool.

To be honest, I don't remember details about my show that night, except that it fell into the category of "above average". But it was fun seeing some people who I haven't seen in a while.

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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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