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LOL at Riverview Psychiatric Hospital

Nov 03 2011

Yesterday, my student jugglers performed a service at Riverview Psychiatric Hospital in Augusta.  This is a regular venue for both my students (every fall), and myself (every winter).  Our friend, James Weathersbee, is the chaplain there, and it's always a highlight for my students to get to know him.

The show went very smoothly for our second show of the year.  Erik did an amazing diabolo solo that even included two diabolos simultaneously.  A mime routine called "I Want To Know What Love Is" was very powerful, and moved some in the audience to tears.

As is often the case, though, the best part of the experience was after the show, when the kids and the patients and staff had a chance to mingle.  One of the clients was a deaf man, and I have two students who sign.  They had an opportunity to speak to him, and he told them how much he was blessed by our team's smiles!  What a compliment.  At another point, I looked up and saw two of our students laying hands on a client and praying for her.  It was beautiful to witness. 

The team is growing in their talents and their ability to minister.  I believe the Lord will use these kids in a big way.  I suppose He may already have yesterday in Augusta.

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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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