March 12, 2015 meeting FCM Atlanta Chapter

The March 12, 2015 meeting FCM Atlanta Chapter Minutes for March 12, 2015 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; Leland Davis; and Mark Childers.  Correction to last 
month’s meeting---Mark Childers was also in attendance!!
After dinner, we adjourned to the family room and began an absolutely wonderful evening 
of sharing, laughter and sweet fellowship!!  What a blessing it is to us all when we 
share ways to praise God!
Our next meeting will be the THIRD THURSDAY OF APRIL.  It will be April 16 at the home of 
John and Julia Jefferson beginning at 6:30 p.m. or whenever you can get here!
Following this message is a summary of our meeting.
Keep the “SON” Shining…
John Jefferson
Leland began by showing us his small church and explaining that in our churches we have 
people with many different gifts.  As he related the gifts-- hospitality, teaching, 
preaching, helping praying, etc.—he put separate chain links into the church.  He then 
said that God wants us to share our gifts and work together to be united in our quest to 
glorify God.  At that, he poured out the chain links and we discovered that they had been 
linked together!!  Leland continued by showing us a small rope.  Some people feel that 
their talent is very small in comparison to others.  He then showed us a long rope and 
explained that some feel their gift is the most important.  Leland then said that in 
God’s eyes, all of our gifts are equal and we must use them to work good for all.  At 
this point the rope lengths became equal!  Great job, Leland.  Excellent add on to the 
chain links with the rope effect.  What a great message!
Mark shared with us his Card Index effect.  He asked someone to name any card in a deck 
of playing cards.  He then produced that very card from his pocket!!  Mark shared the 
gimmick with us—quite an ingenious trick!
John then demonstrated the Agree With Scripture trick that he and Julia did for their 
church group.  The effect really amazed the group and had a wonderful message. 
The Mental Epic effect was shown by John.  John predicted the three choices that would be 
made by Leland and Mark. John wrote down a color and then someone chose a color from a 
group of colorful bands.  Then John wrote down a Bible character and had Mark choose one 
from a number of cards.  The last was a card chosen from a deck of playing cards.  John 
chose a card, wrote it down, then Leland made his choice.  When all three choices had 
been made, John turned his effect around and revealed that all of the predictions he 
made, matched the choices made by the audience!!!  Super effect!!!  John did this effect 
at church and everyone was baffled.  The message was that prophets told about in the 
Bible were truly inspired by God to send a message to God’s people.  John’s prediction 
was a cool trick.
John then shared The Ultimate Choice card trick that was used in the Mental Epic 
effect---showing how the force was done and discussing ways to make your own deck.
This is just a short summary of our evening.  We had an absolutely wonderful time and all 
felt very blessed to have been here.
We missed those who were not able to come and we do hope that next time you will be able 
to make it.
Remember the next meeting is the THIRD  Thursday---April 16, 2015.
Have a blessed day.