Our Community Picnic Outreach was fantastic this year due to many of our staff and faithful volunteers working together to make it happen. There is no way the Volunteer Department alone could handle a bonus day at the Timberlake Outreach Center, making 1,500 bacon cheeseburgers at the kitchen, serving all those bacon cheeseburgers, and running carnival games!
God continues to show His presence at our events and make no mistake that people are drawn to participate in our events for this reason. We were blessed to be able to work side by side with almost every department in one way or another for this event, and because of our unity, we were able to smoothly serve every person that Jesus sent to us today!
THANK YOU to everyone that helped out, we appreciate you and want you to know that you are AMAZING!
My favorite picture of the day is captured in this photo. This gentleman stood alone in front of the dock at the kitchen (as others were walking by, eating, talking, playing, etc) and just stood, looking at our volunteers Dave and Amber as they sang worship songs. This man stood and listened intently to the words Dave sang for two full songs.
As Dave sang words about forgiveness, this gentleman just began nodding and continued to soak in the words and music. Just thinking about it still gives me goosebumps! I feel privileged to have seen this interaction and know that God is at work. God is so good and we are so blessed!
Volunteer & Partner Director