SMITHVILLE, Tenn. (BNc) by Eugene Adkins — The Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree and Craft Festival is a community tradition that’s been going on for over 40 years in DeKalb County, during the Fourth of July holiday. It attracts thousands of local and worldwide visitors.
This year the Jamboree Festival committee allowed local organizations to set up information booths. The church in Keltonburg took advantage of the opportunity to present the Gospel in multiple forms.
In spite of the unseasonably wet and cool weather, the church’s booth had a great deal of success in getting out the word on God’s word.
Along with the offer of a free bottle of water, the church offered Bible tracts, scripture reference cards, previous House-to-House issues, and various mail-in Bible correspondence courses, free for the taking.
By the time the tent came down, hundreds of Bible tracts and scripture reference cards were taken, and several Bible study courses were ready to go, one of which is heading all the way down to Texas.
Booth workers also had many conversations with people who were both familiar and unfamiliar with the church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The church also received words of encouragement from other brothers and sisters in Christ from the community, and even out of state, who were glad to see the booth set up.
The church is looking forward to next year’s festival as a continued opportunity to share God’s word with the community.
Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us