2012 Houston Rodeo Ministry Report

March is always the month that we focus on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  Houston is easily the biggest rodeo that we have the honor of serving and we are always thankful for the help of the rodeo’s leadership.

This year we held three church services on each Sunday of the rodeo.  As you can see from the picture above we hold the services on the second floor of the massive convention hall called Reliant Center in a courtyard area.  What this means, is that as we set up and our music gets warmed up, the sound of the service carries quite a ways down the hallway.  As this happens, we wind up having even more visitors who are curious about seeing a “cowboy church service.”  The Houston rodeo staff are very kind in placing the church service times and location on their website and fliers but I am still always amazed how many people we get to talk to who say “I had no idea this was going on today…this is awesome.” 

Like so many of our ministries, the Lord really blesses the time that we have in Houston.  We always have plenty of people who attend the services that we can share the Gospel with and encourage with the Word.  There are usually a lot of people who stick around afterward and ask for prayer or need counseling.  Houston is always a great ministry…the only thing we have to do is remain faithful in bringing His Word!

We are so thankful for your continued prayer partnership and financial support.  We literally cannot do this without your help!  As you pray this next month please remember those who made commitments and asked for follow-up at Houston and for our faithfulness in the follow-up process. 

Giving credit where credit is due…I just want to give a shout out to the Houston chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys who always are faithful in helping us set up for the service, providing friendly faces for our visitors, and making sure all the kids leave with a “Jesus loves Cowboys” sticker.