CABOT – More than 600 people came to hear the gospel and six were recorded as making a profession of faith in Christ at the Cabot Wild Game Expo Feb. 17.
First Baptist Church and Mount Carmel Baptist Church both in Cabot teamed up to launch the first-time outreach event in the community.
“Our first Cabot Wild Game Expo was a success! Praise the Lord and for His glory and kingdom” Michael Connors men’s ministry leader at First Baptist wrote following the event. “A lot of prayer fasting hard work and sponsorships went into this Expo by many people over a one-year period.”
Connors said a “top notch” volunteer team – comprised of Cabot High School students adult members from each of the Cabot churches and Discipleship Now students from Mount Carmel manned “everything from ticket sales concessions vendor fair kid zone and hunter’s cafeteria.”
Brett Tullos men’s ministry leader at Mount Carmel had the original vision for the event.
“This outreach is to show the love of Jesus to hunters and those that like the outdoors. What makes it different than some outdoor ministries that happen in neighboring communities is it is open to the whole family not just men. The family is the building block of the community and we want to invest in that too” said Tullos.
“This is a non-profit outdoor ministry that exists to spread the love of Jesus in the community. It’s an entire family event” he said.
Connors said a “Trophies of Grace 90-foot LED Lite Display” set up during the event “was a reminder of God’s awesome creation” to everyone present.
“We had New Testaments with Psalms and Proverbs being handed out by the Gideons and the men’s prayer ministry of First Baptist was in a prayer booth at the vendor fair portion of the Expo. In addition to collecting prayer requests the prayer ministry gave out gospel tracts passed out slip discs with the plan of salvation on the back and distributed a booklet for children with puzzles and coloring activities.
“Speakers Rocky and Jamie Burrus from Sweet Addiction TV gave a powerful testimony on how God saved their child from a rare cancerous tumor. A gentleman in the crowd had brought his two sons – one of which God had saved from cancer as well – who was really touched by this story” said Connors adding “Pastor David Mitchell of Mount Carmel then gave a straightforward invitation to Christ.”