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Birthday Party

Jun 05 2011

Yesterday we juggled at a little girl's birthday party.  She was turning 5, and she is the daughter of one of Sue's adult ed. students, and they're a wonderful Christian family.  I really don't see myself as a children's minister, although I think the little girl was happy and enjoyed the show.  But, as often happens, I think the Gospel message was more directed at the parents and older kids who were present.

It was interesting that, when I started the opening routine, all the four, five and six year olds were sitting up front on the grass,, while the 10, 11 and older kids were up on the deck watching from a distance.  However, before the opening routine was over, all these older kids were on the ground with the younger ones, and stayed there until the end. 

Being an outdoor show, I was able to juggle a lot of fire props, including my fire diabolo, which is one of my favorites.  I opened with my buckets and balls routine, which I don't do a lot, but it got us off to a good start.  Rose, as usual, did several illusions, and we all enjoyed celebrating with this family in rural New Hampshire.

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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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