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Trip to Maryland, Day 3

Mar 01 2017

Friday in Maryland got off to a rocky start. Not bothering to check my e mail schedule, I assumed elementary chapel was at 9:30 like high school chapel was the day before.  In actuality, it was scheduled for 8:30.  We arrived eight minutes before we were supposed to start.  If there was any positive in this situation it was that our props were already in the building from the show the day before.  Sue, Rose and I all hustled to get things set, and- I don't know how- we were ready on time.  

There were over 200 kids in the audience, and they were high energy.  I mean this in a very positive way.  Best of all, the ten fifth graders who we had trained the day before were excellent in the performance of their illusions.  Better than I expected actually, given how little time we had to prepare.

When chapel was over, Rose, Sue and I went sightseeing locally.  We saw the birthplace of John Hanson, the REAL first President of America.  While George Washington was the first President under the Constitution, Hanson was the first of two or three who served under the failed Articles of Confederation.  We also visited the first Carmelite monastery in North America.  This was absolutely beautiful, with gardens and outdoor stations of the cross.

For supper we met several couples at Outback Restaurant for good food and fellowship.  Then back to Holiday Inn, that was beginning to feel like a second home.

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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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