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Bridgton Health Care

Sep 14 2019

Four times a year I do my show at the local nursing home, just three miles from my house.  This afternoon I did one of my 2019 gigs there, and it was unique in a couple ways.  First of all, it was a 2:00 PM show, and I'm always there in the morning.  This time I had to bump it later in the day, though, as I spent the morning at the 40th anniversary celebration of Ossipee Valley Christian School, where I work for 13 years.  It was also different because what was once Bridgton Health Care is now Bella Pointe as it is under new ownership.  The place looks really nice: new art work, a hard wood floor in the multipurpose, and  room new décor everywhere.  Furthermore, the clientele are more ambulatory and cognizant than in past visits. All this made for a nice visit today.

But the best part was after the show.  An Hispanic lady called me over and thanked me.  She said she enjoyed the show, especially since I talked so much about Jesus.  Then, between trips back and forth to my car with props, she called me over again and said, "I like it when they talk about my Jesus."  I knew I was in the presence of a true sister in the faith.  I asked her name, and she is Julia Rodriguez.  We agreed to pray for each other from this point on.

As I was finally ready to leave, I asked the new activity director more about her.  Although Julia was born in Puerto Rico, she came to the US as a two year old. This surprised me as she still had a very definite accent.  Regardless, I was blessed to have the opportunity to bless this lady in turn.  (Hopefully many others as well.)  If you read this please pray for Julia as well.

Thank you.

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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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