Wow! What a great Expo God gave us on Lake Grapevine in North Texas this past Saturday! There were many challenges along the way but God helped us overcome each one with more miracles than I have seen for one outreach in our 14 years of ministry and 57 Access-Life Expos.
Our trailer blew tires, bent an axle and even broke springs just an hour away from the park. It needed to be in place there in less than 24 hours and God found us someone to weld parts back together, bend the axle back and even supplied us with four commercial grade tires so it could arrive at the park 30 minutes ahead of time as well as be ready to make the long haul back to Florida on Monday. Then our flight was delayed by 2 hours but we still made it to goodie bag stuffing just 15 minutes late on Wednesday. Our tent company forgot to acquire the fire department and City tent permits beforehand but several great gals who work at the city of Grapevine and with the fire department made sure that everything got put together in just half a day on Thursday. While it was 106° on Friday our traditional setup day God provided a small but God empowered group of committed volunteers to see that everything was put in place by 1:00 p.m. which was a record time. Then He blessed us with an unforecasted day of cooler temperatures on Saturday the day of the event. Granted the high was still 96°, but that is far from our record high on Expos.
There are so many more miracles that He did to make a way for this Expo to happen and even made ways where there was no way so we praise and thank Him for bringing together all 636 attendees to bless and be blessed in his presence that day. Here’s some highlight pictures for everyone to see the smiles of joy that God put in the hearts of so many that attended and always remember that Jesus is bigger, stronger, and better than anything!
Hey there boys and girls of all ages and abilities!
We are sliding in on the last day of the month for our August Access-Life three in three but if you’ve been through storms like we have here in Florida you’ll love the message that God is our only true refuge.
Plus, you get to hear about our upcoming North Texas Expo trip where it is so hot that the chickens are laying omelets there (bonus joke for free thanks to Rachel Nicholson). :-) Hope you enjoy the video and have a God blessed week!
Hey there boys and girls of all ages and abilities! As a special treat, Miss Hannah in Tennessee is going to bring you the July Access-Life 3 and 3. :-)
As usual we will have a very funny joke, relevant Bible verse and an update on ministry happenings but in this episod, you’ll also get to see a little bit more of Hannah’s heart as she shares about her experience at this year’s East Tennessee Expo.
Hope you all enjoy it and God bless everyone today in a special way. :-)
So, our 13th annual Access-Life Expo in East Tennessee was the same as previous years in many ways but different others.
As always, God’s presence permeated the atmosphere and blessed people as only He can while they enjoyed the usual boat rides, bank fishing, rockwall, variety of animals, kayaking, archery, arts and crafts, games with prizes, a hearty welcome from volunteers and a great lunch all for FREE and in the name of JESUS. :-)
However, this was the first Expo out of the 55 previous outreaches in which neither Leanne nor I were in attendance due to a family medical crisis. Yes, that’s right. God provided all that was needed with our excellent ministry intern, Hannah Spradling, key logistics volunteer Steve Kitts and past board member and administration expert Tracy Lewis along with over 150 other volunteers with a Philippians 4:13 attitude to get-r-done!
We hope you enjoy the collage above and the pictures included here showing the smiles that God put on so many faces of the 603 attendees.
If you’d like to see more pictures of this year’s event in Jefferson City, Tennessee you can always go to our ministry website East Tennessee Expo page at www.access-life.org/etnexpo.
We are so very thankful for God’s faithfulness and the fact that he’s always got us covered!
Want to hear about some God miracles and How He answers our prayers before we call? Then checkout our June Access-Life 3 in 3 video. :)
Hey there boys and girls of all ages and abilities! After much encouragement from Leanne Goddard, we’ve started doing videos of some God stories from our Access-Life outreach in Belize this past April. God is always working and does amazing things. However, we often only get to see parts and pieces of His handy work but sometimes we get the privilege of seeing the bigger picture. So this is the first in a series of Belize story videos that we pray helps you see and understand what it is like living in a third world country with a disability. We hope you enjoy Francisco’s story on our YouTube channel. :-)
What better way to honor those who have given their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms we have in America than by a respectful tribute, Access-Life “three in three” Memorial Day video for May. We hope you are blessed by this video and enjoy the day with a gratefulness towards those who have made it possible for us to live in freedom… Including Jesus. :-)
#greaterlove #FreedomIsNeverFree #JesusStrong
Hey there boys and girls of all ages and abilities!
We had some great Access-Life volunteers here in Umatilla, FL this past weekend who folded and stuffed a lot of our Spring Newsletters to go in the mail.
However, we want everyone to see the great things God is doing through the ministry so here it is attached for you guys to read and share as God leads!
God bless and enjoy God’s goodness!