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Awana Grand Prix

Jun 12 2011

Awana is a church kids' club, and our home church had its Awana Grand Prix races yesterday.  This is like a Cub Scout Pinewood Derby... hand carved cars rolling down as inclined track.  This year was Rose's first year to enter a car, and she got second place for best design.

As has been the case for the last six or seven years, we did a short devotional presentation for the kids and their parents between the races and the awards.  I opened with my three ring routine, which I only do a few times each year.  It is performed to a song by the Soweto Gospel Choir, and I was pleased with how it went.  I closed with a new illusion that tells the story of Zaccheus' conversion, and how he both sought forgiveness, and made restitution to those he stole from.  While the group of children was small in number (13) I trust that God spoke through our various routines. 

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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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