Last Saturday, November 23rd, L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry hosted its 11th annual festival for the homeless called ALIVE. This year's event was absolutely incredible. God was faithful as usual, and provided us with a clear, dry day full of fun, laughter, and joy in His Spirit. 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 our redeemed lives in Christ. When we are lost, Jesus reached out and saved us by being the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Highlights from this year's event:
230 volunteers, 555 homeless, almost 800 chicken pot pie lunches, 372 Eat N' Park cookies, 286 bags of warm winter clothes, free optical care, social services, a competitive chess tournament, dozens of people prayed for and many making commitments to Christ for the first time!
Below you can view all 700 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 abundant 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 last Saturday. As you celebrate Thanksgiving this week, may the blessing of our life in Christ guide and sustain you!