Yesterday (Sat.) God blew our minds!
Our church blessed our community by GIVING. We had a “Back-To-School Bash” at a park in a low-income neighborhood in Hollister, CA.
We were blown away at how many people came.
At least 500! 500 neighborhood people who we didn’t know and had never been to our church.
And God blessed our day when three precious little boys got baptized in Jesus’ name! PRAISE THE LORD!
We had music, singing, and rapping.
We had a raffle drawing to win an iPod Nano and a Nintendo DS. In order to be in the drawing, people had to fill out a registration form with their name and address. We have, on record, 474 people who signed up! Some people came after it was over, so we can safely say 500 were there! PRAISE THE LORD!
Some of the guests waiting for the food to cook.
We served free hot dogs, chips, cookies, soda, and water.
Here’s the food line! We started out with a little over 200 hot dogs. Obviously, we had to run to the store and get a couple hundred more. Still, towards the end, we had to turn some people away.
People waited patiently while we cooked and served. Everyone had great attitudes!
We had two Jump Houses for the children.
A large canopy with chairs under it so people could sit and watch the music.
There are people in all of the seats except the front row, under the canopy.
The horse trough was full and ready for people to get baptized in!
We gave away 200 back packs with school supplies! Sadly, not all children received one. But, no one complained. (We stipulated on the fliers, “While supplies last”).
Kyle told a “Parable” to the children regarding baptism. Many listened intently.
Winner of the iPod Nano!
Winner of the Nintendo DS!
First little boy to get baptized! Nathaniel Hurst (our Youth Leader) baptized the children.
Second boy! Praise the Lord!
Third little boy! The parents of two of the children here want Bible Studies and want to come to church! One of the dads want to get baptized and two sisters of another boy want to get baptized at the church!
Here’s two boys with the father of one of them, standing with Gary Hurst (from our church).
Salvation has come to Hollister, California! The fields are ripe and ready for harvest!
THANK YOU, JESUS!
Here are a few more pics…
Kyle (my son). I’m proud of him how he obeyed God in his music and preaching. His friend, Omar, translated into Spanish and did an awesome job!
Todd (my other son).
TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY FOR THINGS HE HAS DONE!