SMITHVILLE, Tenn (BNc) — Christians in the Smithville, Tennessee area set up booths at the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree Craft Festival, July 4-5, in downtown Smithville for the second year in a row.
Workers from the Keltonburg, the Smithville, and the Northside congregations in Smithville quadrupled the accomplishments of last year’s efforts at the festival. When the tally was completed, those working the booths had given out over 1700 free bottles of water, 1500 blue and white scripture reference cards by John Hurt, 250 House to House Bible tracts and several copies of Michael Shank’s “Muscle and a Shovel” books. Approximately 40 signed up for free Bible correspondence courses.
Those spearheading the effort increased the booth size and tripled the workers this year to reach more people with the gospel of Christ. Festival visitors from 11 neighboring counties and multiple states talked with Christians in the booths, some from as far away as Michigan and Oklahoma. Many encouraging comments were heard.
Eugene Adkins of the Keltonburg congregation requests prayers for the seed sown this year, and told how they are looking forward to next year when they will once again share the gospel at the festival, the Lord willing.
As a teenage girl, I prayed to marry a preacher. God answered my prayer. Douglas and I will be married 56 years on December 18. He has been preaching the gospel since before we were married. We have two children and two grandchildren all of whom are faithful members of the church. God is so good. I love Him so.