David and Teesha Laflin
Since 2002, internationally recognized illusionists David and Teesha Laflin have entertained and inspired audiences all across the United States and in several foreign countries through their creative blend of both classic and cutting-edge illusions. Their programs have been featured at numerous conferences and conventions throughout the world and have reached large-scale audiences through their television appearances.
More than simply entertainers, David and Teesha are also gifted speakers. They are quick to point out that everything they do is simply an illusion. Only God can do real miracles. The high-energy and fast-paced show that they present captivates audiences. People simply cannot help but stop and pay close attention to what they are doing. As they watch the amazing things that happen, their attention also focuses in on the message David and Teesha share. Through their illusions, the reality of the love of God is revealed in a way that people of all ages connect with. And, this, is their ultimate goal. David and Teesha have a desire to bring families together for an experience they will never forget. An experience, that may just change their lives forever.
David and Teesha’s high-energy, colorful programs have been featured on Daystar Christian Television and by many of the nation’s leading Christian conferences and conventions. David and Teesha have also made hundreds of live appearances at churches and special outreach events. Together, they are sure to bring a smile to your face, laughter to your mouth, and a message for your heart.
Sample Gospel Presentation - Traffic Light Gospel
How David and Teesha’s ministry began
Growing up, David was exposed to a variety of creative tools for evangelism. His parents, Duane and Mary Laflin, were very instrumental in teaching David the basics of using illusions in ministry. They gave him his first tricks and included him in their own gospel illusion programs (along with his brother and two sisters). At the time, David enjoyed the opportunity to perform with his family, but he never imagined that this might one day be a full-time ministry God would call him into.
David and Teesha had only been married for one year when God began to call them away from their jobs and give them a new direction. At the time they were living in Kansas. David was on staff at Ottawa University, and Teesha was working in the local school system. God had been heavily weighing the country of India on their hearts when an opportunity arose for them to go there and do mission work for two months. They were excited about the possibility, but they also knew it would require them to leave the safety and comfort of the careers they already had and enjoyed. After much prayer, David and Teesha made the decision to leave their jobs, move their possessions into storage and go to India.
Together, they are sure to bring a smile to your face, laughter to your mouth, an a message for your heart.”
In packing for India, David and Teesha decided to bring along some of the simple object lessons they had sometimes used in teaching Bible studies and other small events. Once they arrived in the country, they were quickly amazed at how God could use these unique ministry tools to attract people to come and listen to the Gospel, especially so many people who otherwise may have never listened. At first, only David was using the illusions, but God definitely works in mysterious ways.
In the culture of India, women are looked down upon. Obviously, the people were not very eager to listen when Teesha shared her testimony. What David and Teesha quickly found was that these same people would listen if Teesha was sharing an illusion along with her message. So, Teesha began learning as much as she could in an effort to create more ministry opportunities. By the end of their two months in India, David and Teesha had opportunities to share the message of Jesus Christ in numerous Christian churches, as well as secular venues, and even in multiple Hindu schools. Many of these places where David and Teesha went in India would have never invited them to hear the message of Jesus, but they did because they wanted to see magic tricks. God definitely opened some unexpected doors!
Upon returning to the United States, David and Teesha had no idea what might be next; they tried to be patient and wait for God’s direction. During this time they also began to receive invitations to share their illusion ministry at a variety of churches. More and more opportunities came, while David and Teesha continued to pray that God would show them what was next for them. Nine months later, they finally realized that God had been showing them His plan all along.
David and Teesha now share the message of Jesus Christ through the art of illusion on a full-time basis and continue to devote time and resources each year to missions in foreign countries.
Romans 10:13-14 Says:
Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. But how can they call on
Him to save them unless they believe in Him? And how can they believe in Him if
they have never heard about Him? And how can they hear about Him unless
someone tells them?
Statement of Faith
- We believe the Bible to be the inspired, perfect, Word of God. II Timothy 3:16-17
- We believe in the unity and trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. These three being one God.John 15:26; John 17:21
- We believe in Jesus Christ, Gods only Son. We believe in His virgin birth, His sinless live, His miracles, His death on the cross to pay the price for our sin, His resurrection from the dead, His ascension to Heaven, and in His personal return to power and glory.Colossians 1:15-22; I Thessalonians 4:16; I Peter 3:18; I Corinthians 15:3-4
- We believe that humanity was created in the image of God but was separated from God by sin.Genesis 1:27; Romans 3:23
- We believe that we are saved by grace through our Lord, Jesus Christ, and He is the only way to Heaven.Ephesians 2:8-10; John 14:6
- We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit. We as Christians are able to live a Godly life because the Holy Spirit lives within us.John 14:16-17; Romans 8:16; Ephesians 1:13
- We believe in the spiritual unity of believers, of which Christ is the Head.Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 5:29-30