We hosted another awesome night of UNIGHT at Bel Aire Park. A bunch of people showed up – some saw our ad on craigslist, some saw fliers we had posted around the neighborhood last week or the signs on our truck windshields parked at the entrance, others we invited by going door to door. However they heard about the event, they came, and we loved having them! We got to play basketball with a guy named AJ from down the street. He was good. I am out of shape. We were also joined by “The Mistress of Hip Hop” as she calls herself. She said she loved what we were doing and wanted to put a PSA out on her radio show for us. Sweet. Any way to get the word out, right?! Our group is building in size – in addition to the 5 of us, we had 6 others show up to help set up and stayed the whole time. It’s cool to see God slowly adding to our numbers!
Tonight was the half-way point for UNIGHT – 4 down, 4 to go. It’s crazy to think we’re half-way done with these outreaches. We’ve had a few requests to keep doing them – people seem to be really enjoying them. One thing we’ve heard over and over again is that people really love that we’re getting out into the community. I was encouraged this week while listening to a Calvary Church Planting podcast. One thing he said was that too many people think if you just show up to a town and start teaching the Bible, people will come. Not the case. You have to treat it like missions work and go out to the people – meet them where they are. I feel like we’ve done a pretty good job of that so far. It was cool tonight to go door-to-door and invite people out for free dinner. They’re always skeptical when they see me at the door, but normally they’re really nice when they find out what we’re doing.
Thanks to those of you who were praying for this event. We were afraid we might get rained out, but the weather held back and we had a great time.
Make sure to check out the pics on our website and also grab a map to the park we’ll be at next weekend – Lettie-Kendall Park. Hope to see you there!
P.S. Don’t forget that this Wednesday, we continue our study through Romans 12. We meet at Jeremy & Julie Edler’s house from 6-8pm for food and Bible study. Make sure to come and bring a friend, and don’t miss the podcast where you can stay up with all the teachings!