Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Midweek Moment

This past Saturday we experienced a truly wonderful time on our campus. It was our Annual Block Party. It was that time we thank the community for their support and we open our doors to allow people to come and meet us.

This year we have many of the same attractions we have had in the past; bounce house, inflatable slide, games in the Education Building, train rides, sit and twirl, the always appreciated free hot dogs, chips, and drinks, just to name a few. However, we added two new elements this year that were very well received by our visitors. One, we had the sight van from the Lion’s Club. Big thanks to Bob Greene for helping to line that up! They offered vision testing for adults and children and for some that took advantage it was the first vision test they ever had. It was an opportunity to offer this service for free to those that either did not know how to get tested or could not afford it. This type of testing can benefit a person’s vision health tremendously! The other new element was the Masonic Lodge’s Child ID Program. Big thanks to Barry and Marie Decker for getting this one lined up. This element recorded all of a child’s measurements as well as their fingerprints, pictures of their face from four different angles, and their voice. All of this information was put on a CD and given to the parents.

Both of these new elements were offered without cost to us or the community. This was a wonderful new way we used to reach out and support our neighbors. I want to thank Bob Greene and John Battin for co-chairing this year’s event and I want to thank all of you for helping to put it on, for attending, and for praying for its success. We are estimating that somewhere between 600-1,000 people attended. It was a brilliant time of fun, of outreach, and of sharing the love of Christ with others. And this is why we’re here!

Here are some pictures we took of the event. I hope you enjoy them!

Have a great week and I will see you Sunday!

No comments:

Post a Comment