On September 22, 2018, Once Blind (my wife and I) sponsored a booth at the annual Christian Music Day festival at Carowinds park in Charlotte, North Carolina. We shared our booth with two other Christian ministries in Charlotte — Justice Ministries (anti-human trafficking) and Love Life Charlotte (pro-life).
Over the course of 7 hours, we spoke to about 50 people and took them through the “Good Person Quiz,” which is basically our modified version of The Way of the Master. Everyone who took the quiz received a free copy of the Settled DVD or Heroine CD. Despite its age, the Heroine CD was a big draw for attendees who came to the festival to hear Christian music.
It was a blessing to have the other ministries at our table, as each struck a chord with concert goers and brought people to our table. We all benefited from sharing our resources.
Megan and I primarily spoke with professing Christians, who may or may not have a clear knowledge of the true Gospel. Many professed their own goodness and bristled at the thought that they — or anyone else — deserved God’s judgement. But when we walked through the Law — the way Jesus did — we shined a light on sin, and most came to realize the degree to which we all fall short of the glory of God.
Pray for those we spoke to — that God would convict them and bring them to saving faith, if He hasn’t already.
Overall, I think this was the best outreach we’ve ever done. We will definitely be sponsoring more events at Carowinds — and sharing our booth with other ministries seeking to impact the city of Charlotte with the message of Jesus Christ.