For a long time I've had this idea of having an outreach event where people can come and hear a speaker that they don't necessarily think of right away as a Christian.  I know for example that I would drive 3 hours to see Gene Appel or Mike Breaux but I'm not sure my friends who don't know Christ would drive across the street to see them...not because they aren't great but just because they don't know who they are.  With that in mind I've thought it would be pretty cool to see people come and hear about Christ from someone they didn't necessarily think of as a Christian.  Through that, we've had folks like Kirk Cameron (Growing Pains), Richie McDonald (Lonestar), Ted Dibiase (The Million Dollar Man), etc. come and share.  Its been a blast and I really believe eternity has changed through this ministry we just call the "August Outreach Event". 

One of the interesting things that has happened through that is that a few of those guests have become good friends.  Barbara Cameron (Kirk and Candace's mom) has been a real blessing in my life.  An amazing woman that I so respect and who on a sidenote makes the best cookies in the world.  Kyle York, who has inspired me so with his quiet strength and who has become someone that I see as being a lifelong friend and accountability partner. And two Wednesdays back we welcomed Candace Cameron Bure a woman whose friendship impacts my life everyday.  My work with Hockey Ministries is something that God used Candace to push me toward, my first trip to Africa was with Candace, and I could go on.  The event was incredible...God showed up in crazy and amazing ways.  All Glory to HIM!

Check out the graffiti page for pics of the event!

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