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Current Update to IVS (International Ventriloquist Society)

Posted on June 15, 2018 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Kerry and Friends have been super busy since February, and we have met a lot of awesome people. We have traveled to Chillicothe, OH, and Farmington, MO to help at a couple conferences to share how we used comedy and ventriloquism in the church and our community. The Conferences were sponsored by the National Association of Evangelism, and just recently I was voted in as Vice President on their Board.

 

About a week ago we were doing a show at a Nursing Center when Little Jeff (Little Elvis) stole the show. After the show one of the audience members wanted to hold him, and I never thought I would get him back.

One of the annual community events we participate in is the Annual Cherish Kids Run, which raises money to help family adopt children. My Ricky character was dressed up as Superman, and it was awesome until we met a giant Superman and we realized we had met our match.

June will be full of events as we will be working with the Children’s Miracle Network at their Medical Mile 5K and Run, then we will be participating at the Kid’s Health and Safety Fair. On June 16 we will be taking the stage at the National Veterans FEST in Effinham, IL with my friend Steven Brown. Steven is a Navy Veteran and I am an Army Veteran and together we are the Veteran’s Variety Show.

We have been active in Branson, MO this year performing at the Kidz for Jesus Show at the Grand Magical Theater.

There is so much more happening this year and I will share all that on the next update. One thing I am working on right now is a Fundraising Concert for a good friend who lost everything in a fire, and we plan on holding the event on June 12. My friend and her family are ok, but they had no insurance and have to start over with nothing.

4/15/18 Update

Posted on April 15, 2018 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Wow, what a year so far, and so much is going in the next few weeks. This Wednesday we will be sharing with volunteers from Mercy in Joplin, MO, and next Saturday we will be in Billings, MO for Puppets in the Park. Then on April 27 we will be heading to Ohio for an NAE Event, on May 2nd we will be heading to Columbia, MO for a Conference on Volunteerism, and then on May 4, we will be heading to Farmington, MO for another NAE Event. We would appreciate prayers for safety on the road, and if you would like to help us with our fuel expenses we would be grateful. Any amount would be appreciated. We will post another update in a few weeks.

Most Recent Update

Posted on March 19, 2018 at 7:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Morning! What a year so far and I wanted to get you up to date with what is going on. First, we have already shared in our live events with over 700 people, our YouTube Videos have been viewed 330 times, and with our website, GigsSalad page, a social media, our message of Impacting Lives is getting out. We do have a few needs and that is our laptop needs repaired or replaced. We will know soon as it is getting looked at. If you want to help us with this we would appreciate it. We use the laptop in our shows with our Karaoke which is always fun as audience members get to sing with one of my characters. We hope you have a great day and we will talk with you soon. We hope to see you at one of our events.

Farmington NAE Event Schedule.

Posted on March 3, 2018 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

8:00 -9:00 Registration and coffee, muffins, fruit and juice (provided by the church)

9-10:30 session 1 Charlotte - Islam (Not sure the exact topic)

10:30-10:45 Break (water, etc. and snacks provided by church)

10:45-12:00 session 2 Charlotte

Islam

12:00 -12:45 Lunch provided by the church

12:45 -2:00 Jean Hartley on taxes

12:45-2:00 Kerry Miller on evangelism through laughter/ ventriloquism

2:00-2:10 Break

2:10-3:00 question and answers with Jean Hartley

 

Farmington First Church of God

306 N Carleton St 

Farmington, Missouri 63640


 

Blessing others!

Posted on January 10, 2018 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (1)

This week we were asked to do a private ventriloquist show for a child at a hospital for him and the siblings. There were around 10 total family members present. I took Zagnut, and we did our best to give away smiles and laughter. Because of the flu restrictions we did this in the lobby of the hospital. One thing I noticed while there was that other people would stop and watch what was going on. Zagnut of course would notice them and speak to them. We were there around 45 minutes, but one thing I took away from this moment in time is that people are watching what we do. May what we do offer something positive in the lives of those around us who stop and watch us. Have a great day.

2018! Here we go!

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 2:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Here we are in 2018, and we had a great year in 2017 thanks to you. We were part of 55 events with a live audience of over 5758. Our YouTube videos were viewed 2455 times, our website had 412 visitors, GigSalad had 480 views, and Facebook had over 10,000 views. Thank you for helping us share Hope, Laughter, and Inspiration everywhere we go. Here is our most recent review.

 

"Kerry, we can not thank you enough. Your performance was awesome,very entertaining. We could not stop talking about it, everyone loved it, and it made everyone laugh which is fantastic. My girls said the kids did not stop talking about it, you were a major hit. Thank you again, we loved your act and no we did not see your mouth move. Lol! Thanks so much for making our Christmas fun!"

2018! Here we go!

Posted on January 1, 2018 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Here we are in 2018, and we had a great year in 2017 thanks to you. We were part of 55 events with a live audience of over 5758. Our YouTube videos were viewed 2455 times, our website had 412 visitors, GigSalad had 480 views, and Facebook had over 10,000 views. Thank you for helping us share Hope, Laughter, and Inspiration everywhere we go. Here is our most recent review.

 

"Kerry, we can not thank you enough. Your performance was awesome,very entertaining. We could not stop talking about it, everyone loved it, and it made everyone laugh which is fantastic. My girls said the kids did not stop talking about it, you were a major hit. Thank you again, we loved your act and no we did not see your mouth move. Lol! Thanks so much for making our Christmas fun!"

2017 has been awesome!

Posted on December 23, 2017 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We want to take this time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 2017 has been a record year for Kerry and Friends in so many ways. Thank you for coming on this journey with us. We are excited about 2018 as we will continue to share hope, laughter, and inspiration everywhere we go.

Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays?

Posted on November 26, 2017 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

First of all, I am sorry I haven't written here since September.  Since I have gone back to school it seems like time flies even faster. Below are some of my holiday season thoughts.

One day a couple years ago around Veteran's Day I said "Happy Holidays" on Facebook, and one of the comments was "How can you say that? You know it's Merry Christmas!"  HUH?  

Ever since I have served in the military Veteran's Day for me starts the holiday season, because that is my favorite time of year, and it leads into all the other holidays.  :)   

What bothered me the most when I read that comment was I simply said "Happy Holidays".  What is wrong with me wanting people happy?  After all I am a comedian/ventriloquist.  It's my job to give aways smiles and laughter.  

So for me, I know i am late, but Happy Holidays, and I do hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

Oh, and Happy New Year!


With Love,


Kerry

Community Based Ministry!

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Mark 16:15 New International Version

He said to them, "Go into the entire world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

Mark 12:30-31New International Version

 

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with your entire mind and with all your strength. The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Too many times, we as Christians, focus on the first verse. While that verse itself is awesome, we should be globally minded, but sometimes we lose sight of what was written four chapters earlier.

Jesus challenged us to “love your neighbor as yourself.” Who is our neighbor? I am not going to use the answer most given which is ‘everyone,’ but I want to bring it closer to home. Those that live in our neighborhood and our own community are your neighbors.

I have a few questions and am honest when you answer them.

1. When is the last time you spoke with your next door neighbor?

2. When is the last time you volunteered at a Community Non Profit organization besides your own church?

3. Have you let your neighbors know that if they are ever in need they can count on you?

My wife and I, for the last couple years, we were our neighborhood welcoming committee. When new people moved into our community we would greet them, and welcome them. We also volunteer at different Non-Profit organizations in our community as well. I mention this, not for self glorification, but for examples of Community Based Ministry. Sometimes, while we want to reach everyone around the world, we need to also just look across the street.

 

Blessings!

 

Kerry and Terri Miller

 

 


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