We had been handing out flyers for this event all over the Garden City and Boise area for the last few weeks which resulted in a good turnout. I hit the Rhodes Park area Saturday morning with flyers and am still amazed with how fast the homeless community in Boise is growing. Every time I go there I meet new people living on the streets, many who seem in shock as if their lives just somehow went the wrong direction and they ended up where they never thought they would.
Saturday at the park provided those of us from Take Up Your Cross and Valley Christian Center to spend time just talking with people who were struggling and we were blessed with many opportunities to share the gospel. We will be doing it all again on September 6th and will end that day with baptisms in the Boise River.
Our hope and prayer is that Take Up Your Cross Church can be a place where anyone can come and hear the gospel, experience Christ's love, and be a part of true Christian fellowship regardless of what their societal status is or what struggles they may be suffering through.
Thank you to everyone that turned out and helped make it all happen!