Well, this year’s East Tennessee Expo on June 26th was anything but typical. In fact it gave the West Palm Beach Expo in February a run for it’s money on unusual circumstances that stretched like a thin rubber band. :)
For starters, our talented Events and Activities Coordinator, Julia Codispoti took another much higher paying job just a month before the 12th annual Expo in the hills of Tennessee. Then my my wonderful wife and co-director, Leanne Goddard broke her arm during set-up the day before the outreach.
God however knew these challenges where coming and in His faithful provision already had all we needed to bless individuals and families with disabilities in His name in place. In fact, we had just hired a Godly, energetic, quick learning East Tennessee Intern, Kendahl Hancock who had a great attitude and stepped-in and stepped-up to fill in needed holes. We also had a tremendous group of volunteers who love Jesus an answered God’s call to do what need to be done to make the event a God blessed success! Heck, Jodi and Bayleigh Wunsch ]aka “The Brave Girls”] drove our 10,000 pound equipment trailer from FL to TN the week before the big Expo. :)
It was amazing to see how God brought things together for this outreach. I think it was one of the smoothest events we’ve done in a long while. God blessed us with beautiful weather, awesome volunteers, lots of participants and great activities. We even had the trailer loaded and locked-up by 4pm – A RECORD. :)
All in all it was a wonderful testimony of God’s faithfulness, love and care. His presence and finger prints where on display with every smile which you can see in the collage above or on our East Tennessee Expo web page photo gallery at: Expo in East Tennessee – Access-Life.