Goffstown Pumpkin Festival

This year we purposefully scheduled our missions conference to coincide with the Goffstown Pumpkin Festival.  By doing so it brought a reality to missions for each of our church folks.  We had the opportunity on the Saturday of conference to set up a booth in the center of town.  We chose to set up some games for the kids, complete with prizes that they could win.  We also had a coloring table set up where kids could color little

books we made that had a pumpkin/fall theme and the Gospel on the back that they could take home with them.  It turns out that we were one of the only booths that was giving things away instead of trying to raise money for an organization!  Hundreds of people came by and we were able to invite many to church and give out tracts.  Later in the afternoon there was a parade through the center of town.  We were able to decorate our

church van and march along side it in the parade.  We gave out candy with our church name and address on it, as well as tracts, to as many of the parade watchers as we could.  We had a great time and there was a welcome response from the community.  When all was said and done, we went back to the church for an International Hot Dog Supper.  It was awesome!  We had hot dogs fixed all kinds of ways to represent countries around the world.  Ron Cole of HELP Ministries brought a great Bible devotion to encourage us.  We all went home tired but happy in the Lord to have served Him with our day.