The January 9, 2014 meeting of the Atlanta Chapter of the FCM was held at the home of John and Julia Jefferson. Those in attendance were: John and Julia Jefferson; Eugene McBrayer; Randy Burt; Leland Davis; and Lynn Fox. After veiwing part of the video, Bag of Magic by David Ginn--we thoroughly enjoyed it!--we adjourned to the Magic Room for our meeting. We had a wonderful couple of hours of sharing and laughing and enjoying the fellowship. Our next meeting will be FEBRUARY 13, 2014 at the home of the Jeffersons. Following this message is a summary of our meeting. Keep the "SON" Shining... John Jefferson MINUTES: Eugene started us off with a super trick with a Coke bottle and a bottle cap. Great moves involving a PK ring really had us amazed!! The message was that God wants to penetrate our hearts, but we need to allow him in. Discussion ensued and the excellent magical move repeated! Eugene then showed us a black and white shoe string and a silver ring. He proceeded to put the ring on the string with another great move!! Rare Earth magnets which can be bought at Michaels or Radio Shack were discussed. Lynn said we could look on U-Tube under Ring and String to see some further demonstrations. We discussed different Gospel applications including being snared and then released--slipping into sin and then being freed by the blood of Jesus. Leland asked Randy to close one eye and drop a quarter into a silver bucket. Most of the time it misses the mark because of lack of depth perception--Randy's photographic skills took over and he got it in the first time!! We discussed possible Gospel applications. We must see the world clearly by studying and reading the Biible. If we look at life with unclear spiritual vision, we will not be able to see and know the will of God. Lynn asked us to pray for a friend who has lost his job. We will also pray for Judy Neyland who is having severe back pain and is under the care of her doctors. Randy showed us his knot on the rope effect and his Gospel application. We all tried to do his special move that looked so easy!! His message involved a perfect earth when God would come down in the cool of the evening and have fellowship with man until man sinned, preventing God from being with him. God did not cover up our siin (knot in the rope), but he removed sin by sending his Son to die for them. Randy said he bought the rope from SEO Magic in California. It is soft and is easily used. John then showed his old black and red change bag and demonstrated a really great way to do the change!! The bag is old and the new ones are made differently. He then showed the group an old trick, Penta Checkers, using cans and large checkers. Several members gave good suggestions as to how manipulate the effect. John and Julia then demonstrated a Gospel effect that they did at their church group. It was "What Does God Want for Christmas?" John had several cards with pictures of gifts on them which he shuffled several times. He then spelled out the word GIFTS and the answer as to what God wants from us was revealed. John gave each member a copy of the script we used as well as a copy of the answer card.