We've had such a great day today. Wonderful time of worship at church...and then hanging around at home today. Beautiful day.
Our church's men's ministry hosts an event every February for men and boys called "Beast Feast." It's held out at our Expo Center. They bring in vendors, and have prizes and great food! They also have great music and awesome speakers. One year, they had Dave Dravecky, former professional baseball pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. Another year, it was long-time TV host, Hank Parker, who had his own fishing/hunting show since the 1970's. One year, the speaker was actor/director, Alex Kendrick...who produced and starred in "Facing the Giants," "Fireproof," and "Courageous." (Joshua really wanted to take him a bunch of his "stories," for Alex Kendrick to make into a movie)
Last year, they had one of the winningest (is that even a word?) football coaches of all time, Bobby Bowden. This year, they had former Arkansas Razorback football coach, Ken Hatfield.
Always the speakers have a passion not only for what they DO...but they also have a passion for the Lord. The Beast Feast team tries to get speakers that will attract the most men. This event is geared for non-Christians, and the Gospel is clearly presented.
And, yes, I know there are women and girls who like to hunt (I am not one of those!)...and women and girls who love sports (I AM one of those!), but it tickles me to death that this event is planned and attended by men and boys.
This morning, during our early service, we got the news that 61 men and boys gave their hearts to Jesus last night.
Isn't that awesome?!
You know, a day just can't get much better than that!
After the service, one of the older ladies that sits behind us every week, told Joshua that she saw him on TV...that little clip they did on his Therapeutic Rec Center last week. She said she got so excited and couldn't wait to tell him today. She said, "he was doing so GOOD on there!"
I told Joshua, "hey...you're FAMOUS!" And he said, "well, THAT'S obvious."
"...there is more joy in heaven over one lost sinner who repents and returns to God than over ninety-nine others who are righteous and haven't strayed away! Luke 15:7