On March 3rd and 4th, the Saint James Puppets attended the Creative Ministries annual puppet conference in Coon Rapids. What an amazing two days! Everyone enjoyed the workshops which covered everything from basic puppet skills and prop making to juggling and other circus skills, Nick and Dylan performed valiantly in the lip-synch challenge, and we saw some amazing performances from other Christians witnessing their love of Jesus. Our own performances merited a Bronze Award for “Messy Jesus” and a Gold Award for “Diamonds.” “Diamonds” also won a special award for outstanding props and the esteemed People’s Choice Award. Everyone represented our church admirably and behaved like true Christians. I am very proud of them!
Thank you to all the puppeteers, parents, and grandparents for all of the hard work and commitment. And thank you to the entire congregation for your generous support of this unique ministry.
~ Ron Ecker