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Bridgton Health Care

Nov 20 2016

The Bridgton Health Care is just four miles from our home, and they have our ministry four times a year. The final visit for 2016 was earlier this month, and we had a fun morning. I worked alone that morning as my wife, Sue, had to bring our daughter, Rose, to rehearsal for an upcoming performance of the Nutcracker with the Maine State Ballet.  

Shows at BHC are always fun.  There's a group of members from our home church who live there now, including Pat Prentence, one of the founding members of Bridgton Alliance Church, and Earlene Proctor, a long time friend who graduated from the Baxter School for the Deaf.  Both these ladies are still very lucid and knew who I was and why I was there right away.

the show was pretty standard for that venue, and I ran into a little trouble with my diabolo when I forgot how low the ceilings were.  Actually, my best juggling routine that morning was "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands".  This is one I don't perform often, it's a contact juggling routine with clear acrylic balls to Mahalia Jackson's hit version of the classic Gospel song.  I definitely need to do it more often.

When the show was done, I loaded up the car, and was home before noon.  Very nice.

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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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