FATHER’S DAY AND LIGHTHOUSE GIG
Well being a Dad of 3 beautiful children I look forward to Father’s Day. I often look forward to a nice breakfast in bed but I often get booked to do a gig on Father’s Day morning. This year I had a fantastic gig at Lighthouse Christian Church in Melbourne. One of the 1st jokes I said was, “I love Father’s Day. It’s that one day of the year where Dad’s get to sit back and do nothing all day and just chill out and not help out with all the housework…pretty much just like any other day really.”
I did about 20 minutes of comedy followed by about 20 minutes of being interviewed. This was Pastor Tristan Forrest, not only a great pastor but my best mate also. So it was great to be able to not just give people an insight into who is the real Ben Price, but so good to chat about my Christian Faith. I’d love to share more about my whole testimony of what has happened in my life in the last few years. But I experienced severe anxiety. Tristan was an awesome mate in encouraging me in getting through that extremely difficult and dark time of my life. But of course it was God who really was able to strengthen me in that time and I know as the Psalms say, “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.”
Now I’m over the anxiety completely and I know it’s only through God that I don’t have to have any fear. It’s such a privilege to bring joy to audiences but even greater being able to inspire people and get them back on track in their relationship with Jesus.
So not only did I have a fantastic gig. They really were a great crowd and very multicultural so they loved the Chinese voice and it seemed to be a big hit doing my Philippines voice. I almost thought I could have filmed another DVD there. But I had an awesome Father’s Day. I got very spoiled by my kids and hanging out with them on a such a nice day was a perfect start to Spring.