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Saturday, July 25, 2009

Our Fun Week!!

What a fun week we have had! My sister and I have been staying with the Owen family in NY while the rest of the family was in PA. Needless to say we have had some great fun and it has been a nice rest. On Wed night we went to Antioch Baptist for Church and on Thursday we went to the Square in Buffalo. The concert had been canceled because of the rain that day but we still went down and had many good conversations with the Gothic youth and others.
Then on Friday there was supposed to be a concert by Billy Joel and Elton John that we were going to go preach at and pass out tracts for. A couple of hours before it started we found out it had been canceled because one of the singers had become sick. Well, we went down anyways as many people did not know it had been canceled:) We still had opportunity to witness to some and pass out many tracts. It was amazing the distances people had driven for this concert. Many were from several hours away in NY and we heard some from Ohio, etc. These people drove a long ways for their idol but yet many Christians will not put themselves out to hear good solid preaching, etc. Anyways, we still witnessed as we walked to the HSBC arena and back to our car. We met the Church of Scientology who were in downtown Buffalo with a table and literature. Bro Greg was preaching as we went by them and one man came over to talk to us. He made many false statements such as a fool cannot witness for the Lord, you have to be highly educated to tell the Gospel, that Christ never raised his voice but was always meek and mild, etc. We finally moved on as he was just wasting our time.
Today we went down to the Canal Fest in downtown Tonowanda. We passed out many tracts as we were on our way to our preaching corner. We got set up on the bridge in an out of the way corner and Bro Greg started preaching. Within about 30 minutes the Event Staff came over and told us we could not pass out tracts, nor could we preach on that sidewalk. Eventually everything got settled and we were able to continue preaching and passing out literature. We had many who gave us a thumbs up or came over to say they agreed with us. What a change from the normal! Hannah was getting kind of fussy as we were ending and it was starting to really rain so we packed it up and headed back home. There were several others out from different Churches who were also giving out the Gospel.
Now we are getting ready for dinner tonight and Church tomorrow. It has been a busy week but it has been very fun too. Hannah has been such fun to play with and Sally is a very good friend. I will greatly miss them when we go back home but I will see them next Thursday.

Have a great weekend all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 comments:

Sally and Greg said...

We are loving having you guys here...it is so much fun!!!! Thanks for coming and being such a blessing to us. We sure do love you guys!!!

Clay said...

Good to hear you all are staying busy. Let us know if we can ever do anything for you guys!

We'll be heading up north in about 2 weeks or so. Just shoot straight up to Cleveland, OH and back. See all the family and all before I go to college.

TBC loves the Lyman family! You're in our prayers.

Clay

truegospelpreacher said...

Nice blog and nice post Charity. Thanks for being there for our good friends!
Dad