10 a.m. – The best way to describe Saturday morning is LOUD!!! Thousands of area children are pumped and they are letting the city know it!
Special guests God Rocks and Chaos on Wheels are now thrilling the arena. The God Rocks! live tour is a concert presentation for kids based on the award-winning God Rocks! BibleToons animated series. The show delivers a culturally-relevant and exciting presenation of God’s love to kids.
Right now, they are getting the whole arena to sing and dance to “The Joy of the Lord is Your Strength.”
MC Little Tommy Toombs, wearing red overalls and a yellow baseball hat perched sideways on his head, knows how to generate the laughter of children and he’s here in full funny force. Using balloon parables, juggling, magic and mime, Toombs speaks powerfully and deeply into the hearts of kids.
“Because of the love Christ showed to us by giving Himself up on our behalf, I need to share that love with others,” says Toombs. “The laughter breaks down barriers, thus deep lessons can be learned while people are having fun. They seem to remember them longer too.”
My favorite joke so far? What do you get when you cross a bear and a skunk? ‘Winnie the Pew!’
But Toombs is more than a comedian. He is telling the children about how easy it is to break the Ten Commandments and fall short of God’s best. “Although you may sin, the good news is that Jesus can help you. He is the greatest gift of all. Jesus crosses the high wire to heaven.”
Chaos on Wheels: The amazing antics of Chaos on Wheels, a group of guys who use the sports of BMX/freestyle to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, are a HUGE hit right now! The wheelies, 360 spins, complete upside-down flips, and jumps are completely incredible.
Chaos on Wheels began in 1995 as Jeremiah Anderson, founder/rider, began performing bicycle stunt shows to promote his clothing and bike shop. From those shows, he realized a need for positive role models and began using his love for BMX to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with audiences.
“I have finally learned that success isn’t about my accomplishments,” Anderson told the audience. “It is about allowing God to use the gifts He has given me to glorify Him. It took many years of failures to finally realize this. I guess I have to learn things the hard way.”
– filed by Janet Chismar