County Fair Ministry Part 1

We had another amazing year at the Leavenworth County Fair. We get a booth and do face painting and balloons for kids at no cost. It’s an incredible, intense, and exciting way to bless people and share the gospel. After the child receives their balloon creation or face paint, Anna or Mary give them the tract of the night. The child’s face lights up, and most hold onto the tract like a prized treasure.

People are so grateful. One woman told us that this is what her kids look forward MOST to at the fair.

The family support we have for this ministry is incredible. So many help out and invest. Christopher also came specifically to walk around and share the gospel with people several nights.

Two new tracts (to us!) we would definitely recommend are from Answers in Genesis.

  • Is God Real?
  • Dino bucks (it’s like Living Waters’ Million Dollar Bill with a clear gospel message on the back)

We’ll share more in Part 2 about our time at the fair. God is so good.


A little guy with his balloon dinosaur (great job, Anna!) and his Dino buck!
Those puppy faces have got to be one of the cutest on little kids.
I thought this puffer fish adorable.
This little girl was so happy because it was her first time EVER to get her face painted. She hugged Mary out of sheer joy.
Octopus’ were definitely well-sought out from the kids.
He wanted a beard.
Anna somehow can pump, twist, keep track of all the steps to the balloon creation AND talk to the children at the same time. That’s incredible.
Christopher sharing (and Joshua was with him too)
Anna did a great job getting down on kids’ level. This little guy looked like a farmer in the making.
That’s a dino combo.
There’s a real story behind this picture. Anna and Mary had their frequent flyers — kids who would stop by quite often through the week and also year to year. Several are above. Anyway, this crew came by because one of their friends/brother had showed his heifer that evening, and they’d completely forgotten to watch. He’d been to all their showings, so they felt really horrible to have missed. To make up for it, they wanted a trophy (balloon) made, Dino bucks, and candy as restitution for missing it. Very cute.

“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of
my mouth: it shall not return unto me void,
but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper
in the thing whereto I sent it.”
Isaiah 55:11

13 thoughts on “County Fair Ministry Part 1”

  1. Oh WOW! My children want to move to Kansas! What a fabulous Ministry for our Lord Jesus! You all are an amazing encouragement to our family! Love the fact that Joshua was with his dad as he shared the gospel! We love to have our children with us too! AIG have amazing tracts!!! To God be the Glory!

  2. You are all very talented! The message you give is priceless. My 7 year old granddaughter went to vacation bible school recently and when I picked her up after her week, she was so excited! She looked at me and said Gammy I have Jesus inside of me!! I said that is the happiness news ever!! God bless you all!

  3. I have the privilege of being part of the children’s team in our church, and ministering to the young people is great, I love their questions, thirst for knowledge and their eagerness to learn and be involved.

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