Monday, April 10, 2017

AWANA see a UniShow!

After a busy tour with 42 events in Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas, we rolled back into Minnesota just in time for 2 AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) events on April 5th at Grace Church Eden Prairie, our home church. We presented the UniShow for 2 groups of very enthusiastic K-4th graders. Dustin not only blew them away with his amazing tricks, but he challenged each student to consider how God can use them to share His love near and far.

Dustin brought out a big inflatable globe and pointed out where we get to share Jesus around the world and where people have never heard about Him before.


In Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." They are not too young to surrender their lives to Jesus and to hear His calling to go into all the world and share the Good News.

Afterward, students lined up to have us sign trading cards with our photo and info on them. Some of them asked us questions from their AWANA books that they needed answered by a worker; some of them asked us questions just because. Questions varied from, "How long have you been a worker?" and "Where in the world do you serve?" to "Have you been to the moon?" and "Do you have a pet dinosaur?"

We pray this was a memorable presentation that will inspire students to see the opportunities God has for them to share His love in creative ways, with the abilities He has given them.

We met a new friend who told us he has been faithfully praying for us. Thank you Peter!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Nothing hidden; this UniShow was in Plainview

On March 30th we presented our last UniShow of the month which brought the total of events this month to 25. This goes down in history as our busiest month of ministry in the USA so far. We thank God for opening doors and for using our friend Mark, with Adventures in Missions, to make so many connections.

This last March UniShow was for an all school chapel at Plainview Christian Academy in Plainview TX.

Afterward students of all ages approached us with encouraging feedback about the presentation and message.  After we packed up, as we ate lunch in the teachers lounge, a high school student sought us out wanting to hear more about how to use his abilities to serve God.  It was exciting to meet this young man eager to make his life count for eternity and a privilege to be able to pray for him and speak more into his life.

"We were so impressed with Dustin's phenomenal skills and abilities, how the intensity and pace of the program held the attention of our kids, and how his stories and comments gave the kids a great example of spiritual depth." 
- Teacher at Plainview Christian Academy

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Hope Times Four

Since our outreach at the University of New Mexico was cancelled, we had an opening in our schedule. This of course was an opportunity to our New Mexico "agent" Mark, who has worked tirelessly to organize over 20 UniShow events these past few weeks.  While we were loading equipment into the community center for our UniShow event Friday afternoon, Mark was on the phone to Hope Christian School in Albuquerque booking two assemblies for Monday morning. "No rest for the righteous." He tells us.

So Monday morning, March 27th, we arrived at Hope Christian School at 6am to set up for two back to back assemblies for 900 junior and senior high schoolers.   

The chaplain said, "Our students, 6th - 12th grade were captivated by the skills Dustin displayed. He was engaging and urged our students to live for Christ. Excellent chapel services."

The Hope Elementary assistant principal came to check out the upper class assemblies.  She must have liked what she saw since she booked us for 2 more assemblies for elementary students the following day.  

Tuesday we were back at Hope Christian School at 6am.  The elementary gym was much smaller and only half of the 600 students fit at a time.  We presented two UniShow assemblies for enthusiastic and attentive students.  Even teachers told us that they, as well as the students, were inspired and encouraged.


Saturday, April 1, 2017

More at Sycamore

Our final show in Farmington NM was at Sycamore Park Community Center on Friday, March 24. They had activities all week for students and families during spring break with the UniShow as the grand finale.

Because it was on the chilly and windy side outdoors, we opted to set up in their gymnasium. People were lining up to enter the gym 40 minutes before the show started and kept coming in even after we began. It was a bit cozy for the 200+ people who came but it also created a buzz and energy that was contagious.

Dustin shared a message of hope and wowed the crowd with his unicycling. It was great to partner with the center manager who has such a heart for her community and is creatively bringing hope and help to the area.