MissionFest Winnipeg 2012
MissionFest is an annual event in Winnipeg, which features speakers, music and displays from missions organizations. There is also a children’s program and I was a volunteer this year.
I arrived at 1pm only to find out I wasn’t needed until 2:30pm. I wandered through the exhibits and bought a new copy of Operation World (this is a must have book for anyone working with kids!) At 2:30pm I was thrown into the lion’s den when I was asked to lead an impromptu game for the kids as they arrived…it’s always a good idea to have a game or two up your sleeve for these situations.
After games there was a snack and a presentation and then the kids had their own special speaker…who was not a speaker at all. Greg Wood is a local evangelistic comedy entertainer. He was very good. There were about 100 kids and he had their attention from the beginning. He was engaging and funny. He talked about sharing Jesus with our friends and he told Bible stories, all while doing illusions that had the kids interested.
I was glad to be a part of MissionFest and to see 100 kids encouraged to take an active part in making disciples around the world.