Because we’re a close blog family, I think I can safely make a confession to you. I live a sheltered life. There are a lot of things I’ve never seen or experienced. Then there’s something I’d never heard of until last week:
Who knew watching people ride donkeys while attempting to play basketball could be so fun? Well it is. Last Wednesday, I enjoyed a game in Vernon with about 1,000 of my closest friends. We laughed. We pointed. People fell off donkeys. Every once in a while, someone would make a basket. It was great.
Then it was awesome.
Following the game, BGCT Evangelism Team Director Jon Randles gave a gospel presentation to the crowd. I could literally see God working in people’s lives. They inched toward the edge of the bleachers while Jon spoke. Others leaned forward. When Jon gave people a chance to make a spiritual decision for Christ, they did. Thirty-nine people made first-time professions of faith. Young people. Old people. People of different backgrounds. People in search of hope. People in search of Christ.
The event was part of an association-wide evangelism effort that’s part of Texas Hope 2010. During the week, 60 people made professions of faith as a result of God moving through the efforts of churches or came together for ministry.
P.S. If you’re curious what a donkey basketball game looks like, I posted a few photos on our Flickr stream. Check out the slideshow by clicking here.