Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Here is the gang - Curtis Davey, Karl Bastian, Brett Belleque and Jason Pace. We made it to Kid U in Chicago! Posted by Picasa

Kidology University 2006

I haven't posted for a while because I'm trying to catch up with all the work I ignored while Curtis Davey, Jason Pace and I attended Kidology University in Chicago, Illinois. We had a great time and learned tons of stuff! The picture is of the three of us and our new friend and kid ministry mentor Karl Bastian. Karl is the head and founder of kidology a great resource ministry for children's ministers. Their website link is on my list of links here on the blog! Thanks again to Karl and all his workers at kidology. We enjoyed it immensly!

Here are Curtis and myself in front of the Village Church of Barrington where the kidology conference was held. Jason was the photographer. Check out our cool rental car! Posted by Picasa

At Kidology we got these cool goody bags with all sorts of neat stuff! Each bag had an action figure. Curtis got Moses, Jason got Moses but I got Mary....She didn't even come with a staff! Oh, well the conference was great anyway! Posted by Picasa

Presenter Mary Rice Hopkins and her friend Greengo! (Puppeteer Darcy Maze) Posted by Picasa

Ron Fugle was a favorite trainer of Curtis'. He explained to Curtis why he was such a "kid magnet" but we're pretty sure its just Curtis' immaturity! Posted by Picasa

One of the many faces of Karl Bastian and his friend Gus! Posted by Picasa

It was pretty exciting to actually watch a Toy Box Tale at the church it was made in! Posted by Picasa

Steve Tanner, website director for Kidology, helps out Darcie Maze kidology workshop leader. Posted by Picasa

Here are a couple of good sports helping out Magician Jim Austin. Posted by Picasa

We were particularly inspired by the Slime booth! Posted by Picasa

I finally get to meet the hampster that stared in the beauty and the beast toy box tale! Posted by Picasa

Puppets Galore! Posted by Picasa

This is part of the puppet set for VCB kids. Posted by Picasa

Here I am in Gus' house! Posted by Picasa

Monday, March 06, 2006

Song of John Review

Barry Mitchell who helped produce and markets my "Song of John" CD and puppets sent me this review from a satisfied customer.

"I just wanted to share with you how much of a hit "Song of John" was. I do a 5 minute routine each Sunday before the the children are dismissed to childern's church. I played the demo sound track to the "Song of John" while I did the illusion. I haven't had such a wonderful response to a children's message in over a year. Everyone strained their necks to see what was happening. When I finished I received a round of applause. I had several people come up to me after the service and tell me how much they enjoyed it. I was able to get several people to take Gospel tracts with them to share with the (Johns in their life). Barry you have a real winner with this puppet illusion. Thank you and your staff for coming up with such a wonderful way of getting people to share the Gospel of Jesus with others through Gospel tracts.

David McMichael

Barry responds - Thanks David. All the credit goes to Brett Belleque and Nathan Roberts. You can find the Song of John online or call to order. Only $22.

Barry's Website is simply www.barrymitchell.com. The easiest way to find the CD is to go to the New products page and scroll through the listings. You can buy both the CD and the puppets or just the CD. We have sold a lot of these and I am amazed everytime Barry calls for more puppets! Check it out!