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Can someone steer me to a good Gospel routine for the Viking Lifesaver Tube? Use to do one, should have written it down. Thanks!
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Check out Duane Laflin and Laflin Magic - he can be contacted via facebook and I'm sure he has mentioned this routine on Grand magic Magazine and videos ($30 for 12 copies per year)
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On Jun 29, 2014, plink wrote:
Can someone steer me to a good Gospel routine for the Viking Lifesaver Tube? Use to do one, should have written it down. Thanks!

Funny you should mention this... I just purchased the same effect for a gospel routine that was rattling around in my mind. Very basic, but the point is that we start out empty, we accept Christ and are presented with the Fruits of The Spirit. Keeping those fruits to ourselves is not "fruitful," we have to let them show to others for His glory (then produce streamer.)
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Perhaps share a real life change of yours as you make the change.
If all else doesn't fit, I find it easy to share my

Love and prayers
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Here's an idea from Larry Mahan (Used with his permission)

By Larry Mahan (used with his permission)

• Vanishing Candy Illusion
• 2 - White 9” Silks
• A real roll of original flavor Lifesavers Candies
• A Thumbtip

Have one white silk in right pants pocket along with the thumb-tip ready to load onto your thumb. The lifesaver shell is in your table with other white silk inside it. Brass tube and lid are in table also readily available. In your left shirt pocket put the real roll of lifesavers.

“Boys and girls, I want to show you something and see if you know what it is.”

Show Lifesaver shell

“Yes, that's right they are Lifesaver candies. Do you know why they call them Lifesavers? Because they look like the Life Savers on boats. They are round and have a hole in them. On the boats, if someone were to fall overboard, you can throw the life saver out and pull them back it. That would save their live, thus the name Lifesaver! I want this roll of candy to represent the real life saver - Jesus. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: " For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God...”

“But God knows that we can never pay for our sin. So He sent His only Son (John 3:16) to save us. That is why Jesus is our real life saver.”

“After Jesus died on the cross for us. He was put into a tomb. And the tomb was sealed...”
Put lifesavers into tube and put the lid on it

“...and guards were placed to watch the tomb. I need a big strong guard to watch over this tomb.”

pick cute little girl from audience.

“Do you know why guards were placed by the tomb? Because the scriptures said that Jesus would rise from the dead and the Roman government wanted to make sure no one could steal His body and make it look like He rose. You hold that tight and be sure nothing can get out.”

“Let me tell you about something else in the Bible. The bible talks about angels. Angels sometimes just appear to people. Someone might just wake up and find an angel at the foot of their bed.”

Get white silk from pocket - secretly get thumb-tip on thumb.

“They just appear as quickly as this handkerchief did.”

Tuck the handkerchief into fist secretly loading it into the thumbtip and stealing away.
“After they complete their business, they just as quickly vanish.

As you say the word "vanish" open your left hand and show the handkerchief has vanished. Pause to let the vanish sink in. Put your hands on your hips and get rid of the thumb-tip in your pocket.

“Lets get back to that tomb.”

Look at your helper.

“On the third day, the very first Easter, three woman came to the tomb to take care of his body. They were wondering how they would get the stone rolled away, but they found it was already open. When they went inside they saw and angel in a white robe who told them he is not here, he has risen. Yes Jesus was not there, He had indeed risen from the dead.”

Turn to your "guard" and ask her to remove the lifesavers. Give her a moment and respond based on her reactions.

“What the lifesavers are gone? What is that? Sure enough, it is the angel.”

Take the props from her and show the inside of the tube to the audience. Send the girl back with a big round of applause.

Finish giving your message and say:
"You know, Jesus did not just disappear. He vanished from the tomb but then appeared to many people.”

Give as much info as time permits

“Then he went to heaven, yep, just floated away through the clouds. But He had told the disciples that He had to leave so He could send the comforter, the Holy Spirit, down live with us. And he can Live in your heart!”

Pat yourself on your heart, and look surprised

“What is this?”

Reach into your shirt pocket and remove the real lifesavers.

Now is the perfect opportunity to give an invitation and pray with anyone who would like to know Jesus Christ personally.

Special thanks to Larry Mahan for allowing me to reprint his routine
Jamie Doyle
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Wow! Thank you all!!
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Are rolls of lifesavers even sold, anymore?
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On Jul 7, 2014, guyactor wrote:
Are rolls of lifesavers even sold, anymore?

Ha, good observation. I ran into that as well in desiring to update the look of my "roll." Seems they are available through online ordering only, at least in my local area. So, if you want a minimum of 16 rolls, they are still available.

Then I thought, "if I can't find the rolls, my spectators probably can't either." The only reason I would need a roll, then, is to do a switch out.
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Strange question... I have this illusion by Okito, and it's been so long since I've done it that I can't remember how to free the "shell" and help would be appreciated. Feel free to PM me or text me at 941-685-7356. Thanks, John
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