YWAM News: Festivals of Life & Creation '08

The Festival of Life outreach to Lebanon, PA on last week was a huge success! It was attended by people from the inner-city who thoroughly enjoyed the day of festivities, food and fun provided by YWAM and seven local churches. Volunteers had wonderful opportunities to evangelize the crowds of people as they participated in various activities and teams of volunteers mingled among festival goers preaching the gospel as they waited in line for free groceries and personal care items that were donated for the event. Staff in the prayer booth were thrilled by the numbers of people who sought prayer and were humbled by the peace God poured out to those who sought Him. The medical mercy booth I organized and staffed with 12 nurses and a doctor saw a constant stream of patients seeking help for a wide variety of issues. We provided free blood pressure and glucose screenings and were able to detect several serious conditions and connect many people to heath services in the Lebanon Valley.

Next up will be at the Creation Festival in Mt. Juliet, PA from June 25-28. We have a small but enthusiastic team of three from our YWAM Lebanon staff attending. The booth hours are long, from 8:30am to 11:30pm. Please keep us in prayer as we present the message, "Knowing God and Making Him Known," to some of the more than fifty thousand Christian youth in attendance.