This buzz of summer activities all accomplish various missionary goals in a variety of ways. Sometimes managing these events and the various people associated with them feels like the announcer of a three ring circus and it has the same thrills and spills. Yet, that is what brings life to this ministry.
|Spills and thrills|
|PA volunteers from Summer Fiesta|
|Look at all those prizes!!|
The Tomato Festival just celebrated its 20th year in Grainger County. It features an art show, produce vendors, food, and the famous tomato wars. Our church was asked to fill in a gap. The group that has done 19th Century Games for kids was not able to come. Therefore we were in the heritage area with the civil war canon, the gospel tent and the blacksmith. It was our first time to participate and since neither Br. Craig nor I had been there before, it was not so easy to know what to expect. Overall it went well with the kids enjoying the various table games, ring toss, nine pins and the ol' time races. Our goal was to be a positive influence for families and to support the local organizing committee. That was achieved.
|Some of our volunteers working the games|
|Together we can do anything!!|
In the midst of this buzz, the normal activity of daily Mass, paying bills, and visiting the homebound and those in the hospital continues. So at least in these missions, it is never just one thing!!!