TED GOCKE'S BLOG
I am sahamed that I have not blogged since Memorial Day???? Wow! I've been sort of busy with JFEST and then Riverbend. My son Trevor graduated in there also. We've been a little preocupied.
I do want to share with you some of my thoughts about our minsitry at Riverbend. For years, we would cruise in, set up our booth and have a great time at Faith and Family Night. But each year when we would pull out of the Riverfront area late into the night, I was struck with the feeling that the Christian Radio Station needed to be there all week. So this year began that tradition.
We gave away J103 Koozies. That's right, those little neoprene sleeves people put their beers in to keep them cool and their hands dry and warm.
Why would a Christian radio station give away koozies??? Are we endorsing alcohol? NO way! What we were doing was serving those who were at Riverbend and showing them that we were not there to judge them but to love on them.
We had several opportunities each night to share the plan of Salvation using the Witness Wear Bands that were furnished by White Wing Christian Bookstore in Cleveland. Most people would try to stick their beer down into the koozie and then realize there was something in it. They would pull it out and put it into their pocket. Some would pull this little wearable track and ask us what it was. Then we would be able to share it with the 6-7 people gathered around.
Please pray for those who had seeds of Jesus Chist planted in their hearts. I am praying for a great revival!