what people are saying...
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Surrender Magazine: February 2013 Pages 27-35
“We absolutely LOVED having Paradosi! We planned this event with the purpose in mind of having an environment where our church women could invite their unsaved friends to hear the gospel in a unique way. We know that happened. What we were surprised by (in a very pleasant way) is the way it led our people to worship in a whole new way. We really saw it open their eyes to a form of worship they had never experienced before. ”
Real Life Ministries • Post Falls, ID
"It's our pleasure and privilege to recommend Paradosi. This is a group of very special dancers who love Jesus and who have been called to use their gifts and talents to honor Him. We are so proud of Joel and Tennille and we love seeing God work in them and through them to produce fruit for His kingdom. To love the Lord and to truly share His love is truly the heartbeat of Paradosi and we know so many lives will be touched through this powerful ministry. We thank the Lord for the Carver's and Paradosi and we wholeheartedly support them as they dance in God's honor."
~ Keith and Kathy Thibodeaux
Executive and Artistic Directors
Ballet Magnificat! Jackson MS
I have both led and been involved with many different evangelistic outreaches to the nation of France during the past 26 years. In all of those years, I have never witnessed a ministry that has been as effective in both attracting and maintaining the interest of the people of France as Paradosi Christian Ballet. Both their excellence in dance, as well as their ability to draw people to the Lord in worship, is a powerful experience to watch. Yet we don't just watch, we all worship and are drawn to the Lord through their ministry. I marvel how the Lord has used this Ballet Company to so powerfully minister in France, one of the most resistant nations to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Indeed they are redeeming the arts for the Lord in a nation where the arts have supplanted the Lord!
But not only is their ministry drawing people to Christ both Nationally and Internationally, their very lives are a powerful witness of the love of Christ. Their integrity and character back their message, so whether they are dancing before the Lord, or, simply sharing their lives with others, Christ is being honored. It is a privilege to watch the way the Lord is using this ministry and I know He will be expanding their ministry in the years ahead. It is a privilege to know the Directors and members of Paradosi and my prayers and support are fully behind them.
Friends of France
Paradosi Ballet Company was a tremendous blessing for the more than 800 people that came to Church for All Nations to watch you perform. Your professionalism and artistry were not only appreciated, but more importantly used by God as evidenced by the many, many people who came forward for prayer at the end. Thank you!
Associate Executive Director
Church For All Nations Tacoma, WA
It was our privilege to host Paradosi Ballet again for a second time. Our people were excited to have them return because of the amazing worship performances the first time around. The second time was even better! Paradosi is professional, praise and worship oriented, and purposefully glorifying God in their dance, their conduct, and their presence. They are hard working, flexible to changing circumstances and joy to work with".
Worship and Connections Pastor
Highland Baptist Church, Redmond OR
Paradosi not only takes your breath away, but lifts your spirit in worship to God. From the music selection to the choreography, their routines glorify God in a way I have never seen.
We love having Paradosi visit our church! Both men and women, young and old, enjoy their performances. They have a heart to glorify God whether it is a production or a worship set.
Abundant Life Community Church, Orting WA
"It is my pleasure to recommend Joel and Tennille Carver. how does the church embrace the arts while accommodating balance? Paradosi has managed to achieve this symmetry. The Carver's have captured the unique ability to embrace the creative while not alienating the mainstream, in short "They get the church!". Being truly sensitive to the Holy Spirit and the operation of the Spirit while being aware of their surroundings is the epitome of maturity. We at Puyallup Foursquare have been blessed and never once have I been embarrassed. Joel and Tennille have captured the essence of the Holy Spirit and would be a blessing wherever they minister."
Puyallup Foursquare Church, Puyallup WA
"Paradosi, beyond expectation both onstage and off. This troupe has been a blessing! Their love for God and their worship of Him through dance comes through in a powerful way. Each dance is full of creativity and communicated in a way that mere words never could."
Assistant to District Supervisor
"Their sacrifice and offering ministered to our people like you wouldn't believe!"
East Hill Church, Gresham OR.