That’s true. Our ministry here with Andre Kole is, and always has been, about changed lives – lives changed as a result of understanding God’s love and forgiveness. Numbers can not express the importance and depth of that understanding, nor the ripple effect of the life of someone who embraces this truth.
But, while numbers can’t necessarily communicate the quality of one’s relationship with God, they can express Continue reading
The Saturday before Christmas Sheila and I participated with a few other ladies from our church to put on a Birthday Party for Jesus at a park near where one of them lives. This was motivated by the sad realization the most kids today only know Christmas to be about gifts and Santa.
This summer at Campus Crusade’s biennial staff conference Andre was recognized in front of over 6,000 Cru staff for his 50 years of evangelistic programs with the organization.
Last week I gave a new performance for the eXtra Years of Zest group at church. New in that it was themed on the supernatural, and I did some new effects which simulated having mental powers such as the ability to predict the future, and read the minds of audience members. The take-away was that one’s worldview is what determines how they interpret what they see. For this purpose I have distilled worldviews down to three types: Continue reading
In response to a request to get an update on the family; here it is.
The last week in June, Sheila, Joshua and I participated with about 10 other families in taking a Vacation Bible School program to the Navajo Nation in the Four Corners area. This year there were 128 kids who attended. Many were returning from previous years, and all seemed to have a good time learning about the armor of God. Sheila oversaw the meals for our whole team of (number) for the week we were together. Joshua helped with leading the game times. And I worked with the Jr and Sr High age group, accompanying them through the different stations: snack, craft, Bible room… looking for opportunities to interact with them on spiritual subjects.
In a previous post I told you about Mike Lawrence, the magician in New York whom I occasionally help with his programs. In April I flew out to help him with another set of shows, in a church in downtown Manhattan. If you accept the definition of Off-Broadway to be “referring to the location of a venue and its productions on a street intersecting Broadway in Manhattan’s Theater District”, then I was in an Off-Broadway show. (That was the original definition, which has since been revised to be more restrictive. Bummer.)
We started counting in January, 1998 – just over 15 years ago, and the current total is 1,707. On average, that’s over 100 a year. Most have been sent to addresses in the United States – many to be taken on trips overseas, but over 100 have been sent directly to 29 other countries.
Are you encouraged to hear this? I know I am!
Following are a few quotes from the interveiws I’ve been editing recently.
James Randi on being fooled: “I run into people all the time – they think that they’re so smart that they can’t be fooled. Not all of them are PhDs, incidentally, but they just think, ‘Oh no, I don’t get fooled by things like that.’ Yeah.” Continue reading