“The 1,700 who attended this race had an opportunity to hear the gospel and learn about a trusted gospel-oriented website,” said Mark Snowden, MBC evangelism/discipleship strategist.
Jefferson City, Missouri (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
About 70 volunteers from five associations shared the gospel 61 times here at Lucas Oil Speedway, yielding 23 salvations April 20 during a FinditHere.com racing/evangelism event that the Missouri Baptist Convention(MBC) helped sponsor.
“The 1,700 who attended this race had an opportunity to hear the gospel and learn about a trusted gospel-oriented website,” said Mark Snowden, MBC evangelism/discipleship strategist. “Spots for FinditHere.com ran many times on the big screen and three banners promoted the website. Spiritual fruit was borne. It may have looked like a dirt race track, but it was a harvest field!”
Children enjoyed games, bounce houses and chalk drawing. A tent was the focal point for FinditHere.com where people could hear a testimony and then register for a drawing for several prizes.
The event was sponsored by the MBC, Raceway Ministries, Lake Ozark Region Ministries, and the five Baptist associations (Fellowship, West Central, Miller, Lamine, and Dallas). It was coordinated by David Mifflin, director of missions, Fellowship, Warsaw, and Snowden. Ashley Berry, event coordinator for Lucas Oil, worked closely with the participants.
Approximately 340 New Testaments were handed out. Inside each one was a special card containing the testimony of Mark Penticuff, who is a race car driver and chaplain. During the intermission Penticuff was interviewed live over the public address system at the track.
Funding for the event was provided through the Cooperative Program by the joint evangelism funds of the MBC and the North American Mission Board . Special gifts were sponsored by Fellowship Association and Lake Ozark Region Ministries.
Frank Stark of Raceway Ministries said the opening prayer at the race just after a moment of silence for the victims of the Boston bombings