City Reach, a Baptist General Convention of Texas-sponsored effort to share the gospel, started last weekend in Fort Worth. Through a partnership between the Tarrant Baptist Hispanic Fellowship and the BGCT, 20-25 churches came together for a marriage seminar on Thursday and an all-day fiesta on Saturday.
Between 2,000 and 3,000 people attended the block party, according to Hector Mendez, Hispanic consultant for Tarrant Baptist Association. The event included a children’s area where clown shared the gospel, 50-60 people handing out tracts and six preachers throughout the day. There were activities for young and old alike.
The lastest report indicates 316 people came to faith as a result of the block party, many through the one-on-one relationships that were built when one of the volunteers shared a tract. The relationships shared with people that they are cared about, Mendez said. That provides the avenue through which the gospel could be shared.
Mendez rejoiced in the work the Lord did this weekend, but knows there is much more to do. Some people in Tarrant county still do not know the Lord. And for those who just started a relationship with God, area churches know they need to do follow up discipleship.
“We have so many people in Tarrant County that still do not have a relationship with the Lord,” Mendez said. “We’re trying to preach the gospel to the entire county.”