Category Archives: Evangelism

County Fair Report, Part 1

((Sarah’s apologies due to the lateness of this.))

While we had a brief county fair report, we wanted to give you a more detailed one. Our family spent much time preparing for the fair with family prayer meetings, banner design, balloon twisting, and face painting practice. For several weeks before the fair, Anna was daily twisting balloons, and Mary was heading over to practice face painting on nieces and nephews.

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Anna had learned some complex balloon animal twisting so it often took her as long to make a balloon as it did for Mary to do a face paint. Mary got to where she could do most face paints in 3 minutes and more complex ones were up to 6 minutes. We had a bulletin board with the children’s options for face painting.

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As Anna twisted balloons, she talked to children. After each balloon animal was finished and each face paint, the children were sent off with a child’s evangelistic tract. If they weren’t old enough to read, they were encouraged to ask their parents to read it to them.

One family came back a second night and told us they had begun to read the tract to their daughter until the grandstand noise had become too loud, but they were planning to finish it.

Each night, we would go out into the fair grounds and hand out coupons for a free face paint or balloon animal. Then we would go back to our booth and watch the line. When it began to diminish, we would go back out again. Usually that was only necessary two or three times an evening, and then the line would remain.

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The girls were busy from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday evening and from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, except for a late afternoon half hour dinner break on Saturday.

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While the parents were in line waiting for their child’s turn, we would talk to them and give them a Gospel tract too.

Some of the other vendors in our building told us that they really liked having us in that booth because we drew so many people to the building.

We are praying for spiritual fruit in people’s lives from that outreach ministry.

Trusting in Jesus,
Teri

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“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

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We were at the fair last week. It was really exciting. We’ve had neat opportunities to talk about Jesus, and the Ten Commandments. The face painting and balloons were a big hit. There’s always a line for each. They really love it! We made so many new friends.

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“For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;  Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:3-4)

 

Meet Lolly The Clown: A New Twist with Evangelism

I’m excited to introduce to you “Lolly the clown.” Can you guess who it is?

Some of us spent Tuesday evening at the Leavenworth County Fair helping  a church. “Lolly” handed out free coupons and lollipops. I shadowed her, and universally kids loved her! I was surprised how many people wanted pictures with her too. 😉

We twisted balloons for free thanks to “Lolly’s” coupons. We had a great night.

Love,
Sarah

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“A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth:
and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!”
Proverbs 15:23

Sharing Christ: Part 5, Anna’s Thoughts

(Last post on the fair–we hope you have been blessed!)

Anna’s thoughts: I love children, and I love sharing Jesus! Balloon twisting at the fair pairs both of those together to make an exciting evening. Children are thrilled when you ask if you can make an animal for them, or if they are older, I like to offer to make a “crazy” hat. While I was twisting the balloon, I would either go through the “Good Person” test with the parents or depending on the age of the child, do it with them. If I didn’t have the opportunity to go through the “Good Person” test, I would give them a Trillion Dollar bill or this booklet. Kids were very happy with both of them and often would ask for more.

Serving Jesus,
Anna
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“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ:
for it is the power of God unto salvation to every
one that believeth; to the Jew first,
and also to the Greek.”

Romans 1:16

Sharing Christ: Part 4, Steve’s Thoughts

We went to two county fairs recently to share Christ. The first one I wasn’t very prepared for, was somewhat uncomfortable, and didn’t think it was very profitable. Yet, it was good because I determined to do better next time.

Other family members were successfully using balloon animals to begin conversations about spiritual things so I went home determined to learn balloon twisting. I soon got to where I could consistently make a fair-looking dog and was content to go with that.

The second night came, and I was really looking forward to it. Equipped with a balloon pump, balloons, tracts, and five dollar bills off we went. I soon found a picnic table to sit on near a food court and began making balloons for some children.

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One very articulate ten-year-old young man and I had a great conversation while I made him a crazy hat. I was so saddened to learn that he had never even heard of God’s Ten Commandments. He happily took a tract with them on it to read at home later and prepare for next year, and even asked for some for his friends.

I was able to share with others and was especially pleased when I compared the first fair endeavor to the second one.

Steve

DSC_7546“For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus
the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus’ sake.”
2 Corinthians 4:5

Sharing Christ: Part 3, Jesse’s Thoughts

Jesse’s Thoughts: I enjoyed the opportunity to go to the fair and witness last week. I spent most of the time walking through the carnival area looking for a chance to give a tract to and speak with young people. A number of the groups were interested in talking, and we had enjoyable conversations as a result. There were some who participated politely and then others who moved on. I appreciated every young person who took the time to talk about their eternal destiny, and I pray that the Lord might use the discussions to bring them to Him.

One of guys that I talked with and remember in particular was at the previous fair that we had gone to and had been part of a group of guys that I engaged with at that point. This time, though, he was with a different friend and as we were starting into a discussion about what he thought, he encouraged me to take his friend through the Good Person Test. His friend was extremely interested and thoughtful about what would happen to him after he died. The Lord also blessed us with nice weather that night which made for a great time altogether.

Serving Jesus,
Jesse

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“For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and
yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.”
James 2:10