Falling in love with the Festival
The Fall Festival started small years ago, and it was held in multiple locations across our community by various Bible study teams from Mission Arlington®. A few years back, we consolidated the groups into one large experience for all of our teams, and also for the community. Putting our resources together like this created one giant festival which has been blessing people for some time. It is one of our favorite events of the year.
There is something so pure about making a difference in the life of a child. There is something beautiful too when you see families playing together on an open lawn, laughing, holding hands, and enjoying the fun. The weather wasn’t frightful, but it was a little chilly as the day began. Still, more than two thousand (2,307) children – with their families – came out to the Festival this past Saturday. All in all, it was a great day for an outdoor family event like this one.
Hundreds of volunteers from various groups came out to help for the day. Some drove tractors propelling the hay ride along. Others painted faces, worked carnival games, and handed out prizes to happy, enthusiastic children. Many of the kids were given rides by their Mission Arlington® Bible study leaders, and transported on donated vehicles by volunteer drivers. All were so happy to be there. Others stood for hours outside busy & quite creative bouncy houses – making sure the kids were having fun while simultaneously keeping them safe. Volunteers told us again and again that they were more blessed to serve than than the children were to receive. All in all, it was an extraordinarily beautiful day.
We want you to know how grateful we are for all of your strong support. We were able to love the children in this way, because you continue to pray, provide support, and to give. We hope you know that your tangible investment here is touching the lives of children all across our community.
Truly, we keep falling in love with this amazing festival – again and again.
We are so grateful for you.