On Saturday, November 17th, L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry hosted its 10th annual festival for the homeless called ALIVE. This year's event was absolutely incredible. God blessed us with amazing weather, passionate bands, powerful proclamations of God's Truth and more! As usual, our volunteers were rock stars by helping make this event run as smoothly as possible. The food was delicious as always, and we had just the perfect amount of clothing. But the best part of the day was being able to celebrate the new life that Christ died to give us. No longer are we slaves to sin, but we are freed to a new life. Let there be no mistake, God was honored at ALIVE 2012!
Highlights from this year's event are as follows:
Over 225 volunteers, 350 homeless, 700 chicken pot pie lunches, 504 Eat N' Park cookies, 235 bags of warm winter clothes, free optical care and health screenings, free cell phones, a bid whist tournament and art competition, dozens of people prayed for and many making commitments to Christ!
Every year we always say that that year's event was the best, and 2012 was no exception. This was a great way to celebrate our 10th ALIVE!
Below you can view all 449 pictures taken at the event. Many of them depict the joy in everyone's faces as they serve together and enjoy God's gift of life. By faith, we believe that Jesus Christ died to give us a new life, and it was our privilege and blessing to share that with everyone who attended on Saturday. As you celebrate Thanksgiving this week, may the blessing of our life in Christ guide and sustain you!