As a grandparent, Scott has a huge heart for the young people growing up today. Scott and several fellow CCM artists are part of a ministry that trains Christian grandparents how to reach their grandkids for Christ. A deep concern over leaving a lasting imprint on young lives led Scott to write “Grandprints,” a song he performed as images of children were shown on the large screens on either side of the stage. After finishing the song, Scott prayed over the audience, specifically for all the grandparents and grandkids.
Scott closed his portion of the evening with one of his hallmark songs, “This Little Child,” which is more relevant today then when it was released in 1981. (Personal note: Scott, please come back for a full concert in 2020. I have a long list of requests.)
Ron conducted a brief interview with Lindy (Pat Boone’s daughter) and Mike Michaelis, who spoke about the charity, Ryan’s Reach. The charity is named after their son, who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury. Ryan’s Reach provides assistance for those who’ve suffered a TBI and can’t afford therapy.
Ron introduced Dana Daniels, who made his fifth appearance at The Upper Room. Dana, in turn, introduced his green parrot, Luigi. Dana claimed that Luigi can read minds. Dana brought up a woman from the audience to help him with a card trick. The volunteer drew a 3 of Clubs, but Luigi picked the Jack of Hearts. Close enough. After all, “It’s a bird” (an oft-repeated gag line by Dana). Dana gave the woman a prize for her participation—a gift card for free hours on AOL.
Dana asked an audience member what kind of balloon animal he wanted. The man said “parrot.” After making a remark about lack of originality, Dana began twisting the balloon. It quickly became apparent that Dana only knows how to make a dog. He handed the man his balloon creation and called it a “Weiner Parrot from France.”
For the next trick, three random people were chosen from the audience. Each selected a word (chocolate, California, 50 cents). Dana opened an envelope that had been sealed since the beginning of his act and pulled out a piece of paper with those exact three words written on it.