A family we know has been involved in a mime team for years. About 3 years ago, they started up a group with the kids in our church. Danny and Joey were a part of that team, and now have moved on, making room for Sam, Hannah, and Tommy to fill their places. At first, the group would practice their mime choreography to songs and then perform at church. But they soon got restless to take their songs out to others.
Last year they named themselves the Red Letters, after the words of Christ in the new testament. They went to a homeless shelter and a nursing home, receiving very warm welcomes. This fall, they got the opportunity to perform at a very large pastor's luncheon (about 1,000 people). They were so well received, they were asked to perform later at Revive 1787, a day-long conference full of fabulous Christian speakers, drum and fife marches, and re-enactments from our nation's history. They were quite honored when they found out they got to go on stage (in front of 2,000!) just before Dr. Benjamin Carson spoke. And by the way, if you haven't seen the movie Gifted Hands, the story of Ben Carson, go rent it. Or download it. Or whatever. It's one of the best movies I've seen.
And see if you can google the Presidential prayer breakfast 2013 on youtube. Ben Carson was the speaker there.
In the middle of these 2 events, the kids also got the chance to spend an entire day down at the 16th street mall in Denver. They did 44 songs, from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm. They were applauded, flipped off, warmly welcomed, ignored, and cursed, all in one day. They had hundreds of photos taken of them, bike riders cutting them off, Oktoberfest participants making jokes, and people asking for prayer. It was one of our favorite days. Ever. We were so proud of our children, as they danced to and acted out (silently, of course) 9 different Christian songs.
So very thankful for this opportunity!
|Putting on 'face' before the 16th street mall performance|
|Kenny, Joey, and some wonderful mimes|
|Hannah is on the right.|
|Ellie, Emma, and Sarah, enjoying the outdoor mall|
|Bad photo of our super kiddos at Revive 1787(we were in the nosebleeds with our free tickets). The song was Carman's, 'America Again'. They were fabulous.|