Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kansas City Puppet Festival!

I had the opportunity to help with another One Way Street puppet festival in Kansas City, Missouri this last weekend. It was fun and a good chance to equip about 200 people for ministry! I taught Script Writing, Gospel Ballooning and an Object Lesson Class. Here are a few photos of the action!

Our Host Pastor Dave of Evangel Temple prays for us!

Lots of cool blacklight!

We saw lots of puppet teams!

Lots of fun scenery!

Lip Synch competition!

This poor puppeter was working

so hard he blew and arm off his puppet!!

Amy Harder Amazing Puppet Animator! Check out her site http://www.puppetrylab.com/!

An Aussie puppet sketch!

A human video presentation!

A new group of balloonatics!

John Bell brings the closing challenge!

Puppet Competition Awards!

We even gave out a rarely seen Platinum award!

Our fearless leader Branden Treu!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My name is Brett Belleque and I am a trading card addict!

Last weekend Cindy and I went to the Sublette Toy and Tractor show in Sublette, IL. Cindy has a nice blog on her site about the day. www.cindybelleque.blogspot.com. I wanted to share what I bought there. I have always had a fascination for trading cards - especially those that depict old television shows! (If you have any you would like to get rid of let me know!) My idea of fun is to open a whole box of trading cards! I'm not a professional collector but I think it is a crime that any pack sits unopened! I found some Andy Griffith cards at the show and thought I would give everyone a peek!

Each pack was for sale for a $1!
I only bought 5!

Opie and Barney!
I love Don Knots!

Andy and Barney!
One of the world's greatest duos!

Barney and his gun!!
With only one bullet of course!

Some of the gang from Mayberry!
I opened every pack and then closed them
again until I get some holders for them!
I might even clothespin one to my bicycle spokes!
They are meant to be enjoyed!

Western AMF Camp Conference!

I had the opportunity to attend the first of two AMF Camp Conferences this last week at Camp Morrow in Wamic, Oregon. We had a great time sharing ideas, hearing God's word and fellowshipping. I did a special presentation each night with fun activities with our missionaries. It was a great time to consider how AMF fits into Christian Camping and how our model of Evangelism, Discipleship and Congregating is supported by our camp programs! Here are some photos of the weekend!

A look at Mt. St. Helens from my plane seat!
I was in High School when it blew!

Our special guest Scott Lidbeck challenges us from
God's word!

The camp fed us well and offered lots of opportunity for fellowship!

We tried to fit in some fun time too!
They have a fun challenging Frisbee Golf course!
No pix though I was too busy looking for my disc!!

Several missionaries led different forums
on a variety of topics.

There was a lot of great discussion and input!

We had many opportunities to pray together as well!
That's our motto! "Pray First"!