Churches Share Gospel at Northeast Washington Fair

September 20, 2019 | Church | Mark Wong

Volunteers from northeast Washington's Colville, Inchelium and Chewelah churches helped create a health booth for the Northeast Washington Fair in Colville. This year the theme for the health booth was the "Sanctuary of Health," in keeping with the words from 3 John 1:2: "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth." 

The booth was laid out to mimic the sanctuary with each of the articles of furniture representing one of the eight laws of health. At each of the stations questions pointed visitors to spiritual matters. Different tasks tested their physical health. One teen came in and said, ”Are these tests to determine how I am doing physically or spiritually?” Health counselors also talked to people and encouraged them about lifestyle changes based on their health data.

At one point we were distributing tobacco, alcohol and temperance cards. One gentlemen in the booth next to us took one of the papers and kept on asking for another one. He then proceeded to tell teenagers standing in front of him about what he read. Isn’t that how the gospel is spread? It’s by hearing the good news and telling it to others.

I appreciate Lloyd Caudill because he came in with his own unique method of spreading Christ’s love to others. He made up his own sign, brought his own GLOW (Giving Light to Our World) tracts and started sharing with people and walking about the fair.

Many precious children came through our booth, and I loved talking to them about the sanctuary and pointing them to their Bibles and to the time of Moses when the sanctuary existed. We handed out bookmarks for Discovery Mountain and gave airplanes to the kids. We distributed flyers on the upcoming seminar by Scott Ritsma on “The Media Mind,” which aired Sept. 7, 2019. People had so many community connections that it was a blessing to minister to them about health education. It is so exciting to share the gospel to other people, and the more we share the more we can hasten the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ!