Clown Ministry News

Clown Ministry News

On Feb 10th Messiahs Clown Ministry Troupe Fools for Christ went to Faith Lutheran Church in Lehigh Acres. We arrived at Faith around 3:00 P.M.  We prepared the church for a rehearsal and for Sunday's clown service. After dinner, we went back to Faith for a lock-in. We met three of Faith’s youth who are also going to the Gathering in Houston. We played some fun games and got to know each other a little. At nine two of Faith’s youth went home but one Brain stayed with us for the Lock-in. We had a meaningful discussion in our devotion about Lent. We were in bed by 10:45 P.M. and all was very quiet. I was amazed at how well everyone was about going to bed.

We woke up at 7:30 A.M Sunday. After breakfast, we began to put on put make up for our Service of Mime and Celebration. The presentation was very warmly received by Faith. The sermon “Homeless” brought many to tears. The Holy Spirit was leading us to touch the people of Faith in a way that I felt surprised and enlightened them. This was our first bilingual clown service. The signs we use for each part of the service were in English but were placed on a screen in Spanish. The sermon verses were read in English and Spanish. The words of institution were said in Spanish and English. It was truly a beautiful service.

The congregation was very complimentary and expressed how touched they were. We heard many times “You made me cry!” Great Job”, “Very well done,” and “Very inspirational”, just to name a few. One man came to me and said” I was apprehensive about clowns. I was not sure about it. I have heard the sermon verses about 400 hundred times and this time I really got something out of it. You made me cry. (Which in turn brought tears to both our eyes.) Great job. You did very well.” The youth did a superb job in presenting this service. I am truly proud of their dedication to sharing the gospel in a way that makes people see Jesus, feel the Holy Spirit and lets God love shine through to the congregation. Please thank Abbi Newsom, Jenna Waddell, Trace, Martin, Kyla Martin, Duff Wilcox, Robert Young, Raymond Snyder and Tyler Eastham when you see them. They are truly amazing young people. God has blessed our ministry beyond words.

I thank Jaycine Lester for driving, helping with breakfast, and her undying support. I thank Warren and Susan Hillbish for driving to Faith on Saturday. I thank Jessica Eastham for helping with the props, make-up, and the activities with the youth of Faith. I thank Brian and Jessica Eastham for driving us back to Messiah. Finally, I thank my brother Duff Wilcox for everything he did to help make this clown service one of our best. He is always supporting our ministry together in any way he can.

 

Chris Seeke

SR. Adviser

Messiah Clown Ministry