Monday, November 16, 2009

Blues and Jazz Festival Outreach

Last year we had a booth at the local Blues and Jazz festival and we sold beignets 3 for a dollar, so this year we decided to do it again.  It was a lot of fun and we made a lot of beignets.  We would have just given the beignets away, but you have to sell something to have a booth, so we just sold them for a dollar and they were a huge hit. We actually had people from New Orleans say that they were awesome and come back for more, so we were pretty excited about that.  I spent most of my time back in the booth making beignets, but it looked like people were having good conversations with people. We used it as an opportunity to get out in our church community to share the gospel. 

Here are some of our guys hanging out. You can actually see our church in the background of this one. Our church is the red one behind the first guy (AJ) in this pic.

Here is Bro Paul and Joseph setting up the tables

Here are Casey and Russell. Casey is my wonderful husband who headed up the whole venture

Our booths

Casey took a few pictures of the band that was playing

There were so many people there.  I heard the number 6000 mentioned. It was a great turn out

Here is my precious babe just hanging out. He has such a serious look, but so cute. He's going to be our thinker. LOL

Here are Joe and Caleb jamming some blues

Here is a shift frying the beignets.  That's me, Hope (my sister) and Zive

Here is Russell (the flamewatcher) and Meagan, a fryer

Here is Heather, Hilly, and Holly, two of my sisters and my mom

Here is Stephen sharing the gospel with a guy

Casey's parents came to hang out and get some baby boy lovin

She just eats it up!


Overall, I think that we had a great day. We will continue to pray that the word of the Lord would go forth and that people would be saved. We just know that there is about to be a revival in our church neighborhood. We are seeking the Lord and giving him no rest until he Blesses us!

Hope you all had a great weekend as well. 



TheFancyFritter said...

It looks like the festival was such a hit this year! I wanted to come so bad but things didn't work out! Kirk's dad and Linda went & said it was great! I was in the nursery yesterday but it seemed like there were alot of people at church! Hopefully all the outreach will bring people to Heritage & hear the gospel & people will be saved! :)

Those beignets look yummy too! :) Ya'll did a great job!

Beth Dunn said...

Looks like a ton of fun! xoxo