I can’t believe that tomorrow is our BIG event…the 2nd annual No Hungry Children Benefit Festival at Bergfeld Park in Tyler TX!!! Last year we were blown away by God bringing 3,000 people to the park and allowing us to raise a total of $50,000 and 2600 pounds of food. But God continues to BLOW OUR MINDS with his goodness. As of 10a CST today (Friday), with exactly 24 hours to go before our festival, God has given us….
over $57,000 raised in in sponsorships, donations, merchandise sales, restaurant give-back days, silent auction purchases and 5k registrations!!
over 8,000 pounds of food for St. Paul Children’s Foundation!
over 140 auction items worth over $27,000
…and we haven’t even gotten to the event yet!!! Wow!!! God is so good!!!!!
We are praying that God would give us a total of $100,000 raised by the time the event ends tomorrow at 4p, so please be praying with us that the weather is good (forecast looks great right now!!), that 5-6 thousand people show up, that lots of food is purchased, and lots of merchandise is sold, and that lots of tickets are sold for children’s activities and that our silent auction items go for TOP DOLLAR!! (did I mention that we had two autographed guitars that we are auctioning off in our live auction from the stage…one signed by Brad Paisley and one signed by James Taylor!!)
It’s going to be an exciting day, and I can’t believe it’s almost here. Please continue to pray for us as we have A TON of work to do over the next 24 hours to set up the park and be ready to receive thousands of people. But may we never forget why we do what we do…we want to make much of Jesus Christ…our Life…our Hope…our Lord…our Joy…and share the love He has poured out on us with children who are literally hungry, right here in our back yard and around the world. No Hungry Children is committed to feeding children physically, so we can minister to them mentally, emotionally and spiritually in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
We cannot do that without your continued prayers and support. Thank you SO much for partnering with us in prayer and in contributing your time, talent and treasure to this ministry. I pray God blesses you 10 fold. Stay tuned for another update this weekend with all of the final numbers of what God has done!!!
God Bless You,
Brandon Scott Smith