Saturday, March 25, 2017

Sagebrush Trilogy

Sagebrush Community Church in Farmington NM hosted 3 UniShow outreaches during spring break.  On Monday, March 20th, the first day of spring, we presented the UniShow for the community of Aztec NM at Koogler Middle School.

Someone was excited to see the UniShow!
On Tuesday night, we presented in Hermosa Middle School gymnasium for Sagebrush Remix Junior Highers, some from the community and beyond.  One family drove an hour from a reservation to enjoy the show after hearing about it when Dustin was interviewed on the radio the week before.

Wednesday night, we joined Sagebrush Remix High School ministry for their weekly gathering.  It was a bit windy and chilly outside but it turned out to be a fun event and students seemed to enjoy the presentation and be really impacted by Dustin's testimony and the Gospel message.  

Dustin and the Remix High School gang.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

In the Eagles Nest

On the final day of school before Spring Break in Farmington NM, we had the privilege of presenting a UniShow assembly for high schoolers at Navajo Preparatory School. It was held in their sunken gymnasium they call "The Eagles Nest".

To start out the assembly, a group of students did an interactive distracted driving presentation for their peers. Students rode scooters around a cone course while attempting to text as other students threw little foam balls at them. It was entertaining and informative and got the kids warmed up and hyped to enjoy the UniShow, which it seemed they really did.

At the end of the UniShow, the principal presented us with thoughtful gifts of a book bag, notebook and insulated cup complete with Navajo Prep "Fighting Eagles" logo on them.  She was very complementary, stating that the teachers never stay for assemblies yet this time they didn't leave. Another teacher said this was by far the best assembly the students have enjoyed in a long time. Dustin was thanked by one student "for a very nerve wracking show".  Now that's what we like to hear! 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

"Rock with Wings"

On Thursday, March 16th we had an all school assembly at Shiprock High School in Shiprock NM. The school was in a beautiful setting with the 1,583 ft. sacred "Shiprock" or "rock with wings" in view as we drove in.

Art work in the gymnasium.
The student body president introduced the UniShow, then the fun began. Students responded enthusiastically to Dustin's tricks and stunts and listened attentively to the message he shared, challenging them to press on through life's struggles.  He told about the only thing he has found that filled the emptiness in his life.


Dustin's "help" getting on the 6 foot unicycle.

It was encouraging to hear feedback from the principal afterward that the show had a strong message but wasn't preachy.

After the assembly, students met Dustin and took photos.  Many students had fun trying out unicycles.  A few worked at it for over an hour as we packed things up, making great progress.

Yearbook students took photos of the UniShow.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Unicorns and Unicycles

March 15th was a double header UniShow.  We started the day at Rocinante Alternative High School in Farmington.  We had a great time with 150 students who seemed to thoroughly enjoy the presentation and absorb the message of perseverance through life's challenges.

After the UniShow, honor students were awarded certificates for their achievements.  One student, previously a C student, had made a deal with the principal:  If she got straight A's this term, he would wear a unicorn costume for a day.  She was awarded a certificate for straight A's and Mr. Deswood held up his part of the deal and came out after the assembly in full unicorn style.  He even had a meeting later that afternoon with the superintendent.

Wednesday evening, we headed to First Baptist Church in Bloomfield for a community outreach.  Dustin presented the powerful Gospel message to an attentive audience. Students from Farmington High School brought their parents because they had enjoyed Monday's assembly so much. Other kids told us we had a great impact on their Christmas wish list. We pray the impact goes beyond unicycles and continues to point people to the Reason for the Hope that we have.